Steveston fisherman's ice plant
Steveston Harbour Authority’s new state of the art ice plant is now operational. The new plants ice making capability will ensure that the commercial fishing fleet and the filming industry will be provided with the highest quality ice possible.
Utilizing 2 Northstar N90 and 2 N60 ice makers our ice plant can produce up to 160 tonnes of high quality industrial flaked ice in a 24 hour period. Our ice can be delivered by either a drive-up loading shoot system or a dual delivery shoot that can accommodate up to 2 vessels at the same time.
Watch the time lapse video of the entire project.
WHY FLAKE ICE?
Advantages of Flake Ice (Scaled Ice)
Flake ice fits around fish more freely than other types of ice therefore reducing the amount of air. As a result Flake ice increases the amount of contact with the fish resulting in greater cooling efficiency than any other type of ice. Flake ice has more than 17,000 square feet of surface area per ton of ice.
Flake ice is sub-cooled to -18 degrees celcius, so it is completely dry. Since there is no free water as with other types of ice, flake ice will not fuse together a storage bin.
Movie Industry and Other Uses
A park turned into a winter scene for a movie on a hot summer day.
Flake ice can also be used for:
- Concrete cooling
- Meat and poultry