23/04/18 Updated 26/03/19

FleXicut Marine to be installed aboard HB Grandi

HB Grandi has signed a deal with Marel for a FleXicut system and packing graders to be installed aboard its new freezer trawler.

Marel has sold more than 30 FleXicut machines since the revolutionary pinboner and portioner was introduced in 2014 and this is the fifth sale of the onboard version.

The complete FleXicut system will perform onboard processing of boneless fillets and enable HB Grandi to increase its value-added production.

The FleXicut Marine machine aboard the new trawler will X-ray each fillet, evaluate its weight, detect pinbones and use water jets to cut them out of the fillet. Rotating knives will then portion the fillet according to set criteria.

HB Grandi
(L-R) Óskar Óskarsson, Sales Manager, Marel; Jón Birgir Gunnarsson, Head of Sales and Marketing, Skaginn 3X; Björgvin Vilbergsson, Sales Engineer, Marel

FleXicut improves yield and quality while reducing labor costs. As the second generation of FleXicut emerges, greater interconnectivity and new features are improving results all the way through processing, while the reliability of existing systems is further fueling the constantly growing interest in FleXicut from the industry.

We are very pleased to be creating a new best standard in offshore processing with HB Grandi., Sigurdur Ólason, Managing Director Marel Fish -


Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon Gijon, S.A. is handling the construction of the new freezer trawler. Skaginn 3X is overseeing the installation of the equipment on board and the Marel equipment will be installed in Q3 2018.