MFV “Realt Ara”

Project details

KER Group supplied and installed New Fish Hold Chilling along with other refrigeration works to the MFV “Realt Ara” fishing vessel. 

Works completed

  • New Fish hold chilling. 
  • New Geneglase Ice Machine. 
  • Temperature monitoring system. 
  • Man in hold alarm. 
  • Bilge alarm. 
  • Marel Weigh scales. 
  • Sorting Tables.  
  • New non-slip flooring. 

There were two existing slurry ice machines in place, that weren’t working well. The skipper wanted a flake ice system for use while white fishing. The existing fish hold system was working, but to improve the quality of the fish, a complete upgrade was required. All the existing fish hold evaporators were removed and replaced with a stainless-steel evaporator made from pipe. This increased the duty by double. There was a new Bitzer compressor and condenser fitted as well, all the systems were fully piped wired and commissioned by KER Group. 


I employed KER Group as the quality of my fish is important to me, and as I wanted to land a quality product every time ashore. Carrying out this major overhaul has guaranteed that for me, and I am very happy with the work completed. The refrigeration system is working very well and keeping temperature in the fish hold. The ice machine is producing great. I am glad I carried out this project and delighted that I used KER Group. They are the professionals when it comes to chilling. 

I highly recommend KER Group for all your refrigeration needs.  

Martín Conneely , Owner MFV “Realt Ara” 

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