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Client Five Star Fish

Location Grimsby, UK

Sectors Food and drinks

The challenge

Keeping seafood frozen during cold store refurbishment 

Five Star Fish, part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, was upgrading its 13,000 m3 cold store. As part of the upgrade, its permanent cooling plant had to be shut down. To preserve the perfect condition of the seafood in the cold store while their own cooling was switched off, they needed a rock-solid temporary cooling system. Rotormotion, the engineering consultants steering the project, called on us to help. Within three days of their call, our cooling was up and running.

Project fact file

13,000 m3

Size of cold store

72 hours

Speed of implementation

-18 °C

Temperature of cold store

The solution

Temporary cooling blasts plenty of freezing air into cold store 

Our temporary cooling was approved, installed and commissioned in just 72 hours, and had the cold store down to a chilly minus 18°C so the permanent cooling could be switched off. 

The cooling system included our Very Low Temperature Fluid Chillers, which provide intensive cooling at minus 10°C to minus 40°C. These were powered by two diesel generators, with air handling units and ancillary equipment rounding out the system. 

The smart design optimised space and minimised business disruption, with all but the air handling units located outside. Plus, our telemetry technology provided round-the-clock monitoring to alert us to any critical issues. 

the aggreko difference

We keep our cool so you can too.

The impact

Five Star Fish could fast-track their project

By getting our cooling installed so quickly, Five Star Fish could fast-track their refurbishment with the confidence that their seafood was being preserved at the optimum temperature. Our local engineering team was on hand for the duration of the project and we provided full fuel management services. Rotormotion and Five Star Fish could focus on the refurb.

Six weeks later, once the refurbished cooling plant was fully tested and re-commissioned, our cooling and power infrastructure was disconnected. It was a completely seamless process. 

“Aggreko was able to maintain the ambient temperature our client required to keep their fish products in perfect condition and design an effective solution that avoided business disruption.”

Peter Adams Managing Director ,

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