Barry Group Incorporated will receive $10,800 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to ensure new equipment and renovations at its shrimp plant in Anchor Point are configured to achieve energy efficiency.

In a press release from government the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minster of Fisheries and Aquaculture was quoted as saying: “Through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program, the Provincial Government is continuously supporting innovation and best practices in every facet of the provincial fishery. Our $10,000 investment to help Barry Group International achieve greater energy efficiency at its upgraded Anchor Point plant is significant, as energy use comprises 15 per cent of direct processing costs at most seafood plants.”

Barry Group Incorporated has made significant investments this year to carry out renovations and install new cooking, sorting, chilling, and grading equipment at the processing facility. The company will complement these enhancements with an energy audit led by a mechanical and refrigeration engineering consultant to determine how to configure renovations and equipment to achieve the best use of energy at the facility.

In the same relerase William Barry, CEO, Barry Group Incorporated was quote as saying that his company has, “made significant improvements at our Anchor Point facility, and our efforts to reduce energy costs will help us gain faster and greater returns on that investment, which in turn benefits our staff and the community. I thank the Provincial Government for its support, and look forward to making our facility even more competitive.”

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Barry Group Incorporated is receiving $10,800 from the Provincial Government to carry out an energy audit at its Anchor Point Facility with the assistance of a consultant.

The Provincial Government has supported several initiatives to achieve greater energy efficiency at processing plants, including energy efficiency workshops and the development of an Energy Reduction Handbook for the provincial processing sector.

“Budget 2013: A Sound Plan, A Secure Future” released by the Provincial Government included a $2.2 million investment in the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program. According to the goverrnment release they have promoted innovation in the province’s billion dollar fishing and aquaculture industry by assisting more than 230 research and development projects since 2008.

Media contacts:
Jason Card
Director of Communications
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
709-729-3733, 699-0470
jasoncard@gov.nl.ca    

William Barry
CEO
Barry Group Inc.
709-785-7387
bgi@barrygroupinc.com