ABU DHABI, UAE, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- 140 Tons of Sturgeon Reach the World's Largest Aquaculture Plant in Abu Dhabi
"Fish from the desert": This aquaculture project sets special standards in many respects. Not just the fact that the world's largest recirculating aquaculture system for sturgeons and the production of premium caviar has come up in Abu Dhabi, the project requires exceptional logistical effort. Starting with first sea and air freight shippings this week, a total of 140 tons of live fish will be transported from Europe to the capital of the United Arab Emirates by sea and air using internally developed, complex processes. This visionary project of immense dimensions has been realized by United Food Technologies AG (UFT AG, Weinheim / Germany) who specialise in the planning and design of aquaculture projects worldwide.
The modern sustainable fish farm has now come up on the approximately 61,000 square meters of land. In order to avoid having to wait for a full growth period of about 4 to 4.5 years, older and therefore larger fish are transported alive. Thus the first premium caviar is expected to be produced by the end of 2011. The final stage of the plant is designed for a capacity of 32 tons of premium quality caviar per year and an annual production of 490 tons of sturgeon - dimensions which were previously unknown in the production of premium caviar from aquaculture. This project represents the first plant of its kind in the Middle East and the largest recirculation plant worldwide. United Food Technologies AG, as part of United Food Technologies International, a German-Arabic joint venture located in Beirut/ Lebanon, has realized the project based on its patented and proven technology. Many years of experience combined with research and development gives UFTI significant technological advantage in the construction and operation of recirculation systems and a unique feature in the production of sturgeons and caviar. A specific feature of the aquaculture technology is the highly efficient and ecologically friendly system.
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SOURCE United Food Technologies AG