Marel is close to finish huge poultry project in South Korea
A huge project developed by Harim Korea and Marel Poultry will become operational in a few months after a year and a half since the agreement was perfected between the parts. The Harim company in South Korea has installed four new Marel Poultry processing lines, spread over five different floors in its fully modernized Iksan plant.
The deal signed in the second half of 2017 includes an extension to six (later even to seven) lines. Two existing lines have been overhauled and reused. Four new high-speed Marel Poultry lines have been installed, which has turned this plant into one of the largest poultry processing facilities in Asia and by adding the seventh line it will be one of the largest in the world!
The four new Marel Poultry processing lines use of the latest technologies in scalding, defeathering, evisceration and chilling. Stork Nuova, the world's most efficient eviscerator with integrated giblet harvesting line, it is at the heart of the evisceration department. All four lines will include low maintenance, self-calibrating high-speed SmartWeighers and advanced equipment monitoring. A video was posted recently on Marel's Twitter account to show the results.
Harim designed a five-story high building, attached to the existing plant, extending their existing 80,000 sqm production area to 150,000 sqm. Spacious air chill tunnels, which use proven Stork DownFlow "Plus" technology, have been positioned on the top floor. A Stork overhead conveyor system distributes broilers to all departments, keeping all processes completely inline. In Harim's Iksan plant, this conveyor bridges a spectacular height difference of more than 20 meters, necessary to reach all areas.
The facility is completed by the visitor's center, including a 500 meters long windowed corridor which offers a complete view of the production process in the factory as a vision of openness that can show how the company's operations succeed in producing good quality and healthy chicken meat with a strong focus on hygiene, food safety and good working conditions.