Papua New Guinea

MicroCSP Process Heat at Frabelle

MicroCSP Process Heat at Frabelle
MicroCSP Process Heat at Frabelle

Project Overview

The MicroCSP system will provide industrial process heat for Frabelle’s tuna canning facility. The Papua New Guinea-based facility processes tuna for export mainly to Asia and the European Union, as well as canned local and export markets.  

The MicroCSP system is designed to provide hot water at 98 °C for can washing during the tuna packing process. This step allows the obtaining of clean, high quality tuna steak, in which hot water is used to kill all forms of life, including transmissible agents (i.e. fungi, bacteria, viruses) present on can surfaces. The hot water also serves to pre-heat boiler make-up water for generating steam used for kettles and pre-cookers, and finally, thawing.

Headquartered in the Phillipines with operations across the globe, Frabelle -Frescomar, Corp (FFM) specializes in deep-sea fishing, processing, packing and shipping of fresh and frozen high quality fish products. The company’s activities are mainly concentrated in Lae City, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea – the site of its multi-million dollar production plant.

Environmental Impact

The 1MW output of the MicroCSP process heat system at Frabelle will reduce CO2 emissions by 14,760 metric tons over the lifetime of the product. For perspective, the system’s impact is equivalent to:

•    Eliminating 34,450 barrels of oil consumed
•    Removing 2,910 cars off the road
•    Reducing 208,731 cubic feet (Mcf) of natural gas

Download Frabelle Project Reference Sheet

  • Application
    • 1MW Process Heat for thawing, pre-cooking, can washing, and boiler feed
  • Location
    • Lae City, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Project Completion
    • Construction in progress
  • Thermal Capacity
    • 1,196kW
  • Footprint
    • 48,960 sq. ft. / 4,549 m²
  • Products
    • 480 SopoNova® parabolic trough collectors
    • SopoTracker™ Field Controls
  • Heat Transfer Fluid
    • Water
  • Annual Production
    • 8,216 MMBTU
    • 2,409,700 kW of thermal
  • Temperature Range
    • Inlet - 89.3 ˚F / 31˚ C
    • Outlet - 208.4 ˚F / 97˚ C