The Volgogradtruboplast company has launched a unique line for vegetable ‘shock freezing’. The investment project -with a total value of 545,2 million rubles (€6 mln)- which started in 2018, was supported at the regional level, and also received a loan from the Fund for the Perspective Development of the Volgograd Region.
The high-tech production chain is made up of modern climatic equipment. The facility has four vegetable processing lines: cauliflower, onion, sweet pepper and carrot. Later, the assortment will be expanded with broccoli, zucchini, eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes. More than 25 tons of vegetables can be stored in a low-temperature chamber (minus 600oC) at a time.
The lines will be commissioned in stages - until the end of November. The design capacity of the enterprise is 20 tons of processing per day, 7,200 tons of finished products per year.
En.potatosystem.ru quoted Governor of the region Andrei Bocharov as saying: “We are working to create a single production chain on the territory of the Volgograd Region, including the production, storage, processing and sale of products. A number of investment projects have already been implemented, thanks to which the storage area has been doubled - up to 320,000 tons, and the processing volumes - up to 440,000 tons.”