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Movable Ice Plants for Multiple Projects

North Star has the answer for customers who need turn-key ice plants that are easy to install and can be moved from place to place – a popular North Star ice system installed in standard shipping containers. These pre-assembled ice plants are easily transportable by truck or rail, making them particularly useful for operations in remote locations, or those that need to move ice making facilities from one project site to another.

  • 1 North Star container ice systems are housed in standard shipping containers.
  • 2 A shipping container is fitted with a new container ice system at the North Star plant.
  • 3 The shipping containers are lined prior to the equipment being installed.
  • 4 The ice rake levels the ice in the storage bin as it is made and delivers it automatically on demand.
  • 5 The ice rake fitted into a refrigerated container serves as the ice storage module.
  • 6 North Star container ice plants were used on the Porce III dam construction project in Colombia.


  • Factory piped and wired North Star packaged ice making unit and automatic ice rake installed in separate containers.
  • Easily transportable.
  • Simple installation - just stack, connect electrical and hoist cables, and power and water supply.
  • Wide range of ice making capacities.
  • Heavy duty equipment for industrial applications.
  • Fully automatic ice making and delivery.
  • Screw conveyor or pneumatic delivery systems.
  • CE compliant.


One Container System

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  • North Star Model 60 or Model 90 ice maker package and North Star rectangular rake.
  • Makes 35 to 50 tons (31 to 45 MT) of ice per day and stores 22 tons (20 MT).
  • Screw conveyors can be added to this system.

Two-Container System

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  • Model 40 (or smaller) North Star ice maker package, and a North Star rectangular ice rake.
  • Makes and stores 20 tons (18 MT) of ice per day.
  • Can be configured with a screw conveying system to a day tank or other use points.

Three-Container System

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  • North Star pneumatic delivery system is installed in a standard shipping container. It can also be shipped loose for field installation.
  • Ice rake and ice maker modules are field-mounted above this container.

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