AquaMaof wins two key RAS contracts
AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd, an acknowledged leader in Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) technology, has landed two key land based contracts in Russia and Kazakhstan.
The Israeli-based company has has been selected by investment fund Russian Friends Capital (RFC) to develop two the Atlantic salmon production facilities with a planned production volume of 2,500 metric tons each. Design work on both facilities is due to begin next quarter.
The facility in Russia, Tuloma Salmon, will be located in the Tula region, a two-hour drive from the capital Moscow.
In Kazakhstan, the facility will be located in an economic zone adjacent to the border between Kazakhstan and China.
Leonid Goldshtein, Co-Founder and CIS Director at AquaMaof., said: “We are delighted and honoured to have been selected by RFC as the RAS technology provider for these exciting projects.”
“We are looking forward to supporting them in their mission to provide consumers with fresh and healthy salmon, which is locally and sustainably produced.”
Dmitry Perman, Partner at RFC, added: “We are pleased to team up with AquaMaof as the technology provider for our salmon facilities in Russia and Kazakhstan.
“The selection follows a comprehensive due diligence process in which AquaMaof’s RAS technology stood out in terms of lower energy use and bio security. “
“The fact that the company’s technology has been proven in the production of salmon up to market size was also a significant factor in our decision. These facilities are part of our strategy to get locally-produced, fresh, healthy salmon closer to consumers in all major CIS regions,” he said.
The AquaMaof advanced Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD) RAS technology utilises several water-treatment patents and filtering techniques to significantly cut water consumption in the fish production process.
At the core of AquaMaof’s integrated RAS technology is efficient power management, which dramatically reduces energy costs.
Strict biosecurity protocols and complete environmental control eliminates the use of antibiotics and chemicals in the process, and results in high survival rates.
Sophisticated flexible design makes the AquaMaof RAS system adaptable to different requirements, with new technologies integrated as they become available.
AquaMaof’s says its RAS technology is completely scalable, such that implementation in large-scale facilities can be carried out by simply adding modules and upscaling design. Smart selection and allocation of system components result in robust easy-to-operate facilities, requiring minimal maintenance, while optimized feeding modes and an advanced feeding management system enable the reduction of the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) and operational costs.