Blue Shark SRL – Processing, distribution and sales of seafood

The Moldovan company Blue Shark SRL was established in 2012 as a representative company of the Romanian firm “Ocean Fish”. The main activity of the company includes the distribution and sales of fresh fish, seafood, semi-finished products (preserves), as well as a wide range of frozen fish and ready-made packaged seafood products. In order to further increase its competitive position in the market, the company decided to invest in purchase of modern equipment and vehicles for seafood processing, packaging and distribution. The investment also allows the company to perform more aspects of the processing activities in Moldova. Apart from improvements in the product quality and distribution processes, the investment also generates a 27.3% reduction in energy consumption, making the company more energy and cost efficient.

The investment was financed with a EU4Business-EBRD Credit line loan and the company received free-of-charge technical support from the team of international experts for the optimization of the investment. After the successful project verification Blue Shark SRL received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cashback, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

With the investment, the company now meets wide variety of European standards, including:

    • Directive 2007/46/EC on motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
    • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
    • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast).
    • Council Directive 92/58/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the minimum requirements for the provision of safety and/or health signs at work
    • Council Directive 90/270/EEC of 29 May 1990 on the minimum safety and health requirements for work with display screen
    • Council Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on safety and health of workers at work
    • Directive 2009/104/EC on minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work
    • Directive 2008/98/EC on waste
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer
    • Regulation 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
    • EN 1672-2 (2009) food processing machinery – Basic concepts – part 2: hygiene requirements
    • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs;
    • Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 on food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and procedures for food safety.


€ 300,000


€ 45,000

Invested in


Purchasing, delivery and installation of seafood processing, packaging and distribution vehicles & equipment.

Primary Energy Savings and GHG reduction

471.98 MWh/y

159.63 tCO2/y

Energy Savings Ratio:  27.3%

EU Directives met


Regulations related to Health and Safety of the workers, product quality and environmental protection

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