LONDON, September 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Facility is part of an industrial energy-saving solution for the world shortage of fish. The construction of the project costs €12M. The plant is based on patents by AquaMaof Company, which built and operates the facility.
On 12th September 2012, the largest industrialized plant for "producing" fish in Europe will be launched. This refers to the largest, most advanced facility in Europe, which will yield 1200 tons of tilapia fish per annum. The facility is spread out over an area of 8000 sq m. The cost of its construction, some €12M, is expected to be recouped within 5 years of operation. The period required for construction was one year and, as mentioned, the facility will be launched in the upcoming weeks by the AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Company, which designed and will operate the plant, in partnership with local businessmen in Poland.
The worldwide need for facilities to breed fish is linked to the decrease in the supply of sea and ocean fish, which has declined consistently as a result of intensive, unmonitored commercial fishing, and the traditional industry of breeding fish in open ponds can no longer satisfy demand. Thus, in order to meet the requirements, which grow from year to year, a group of Israeli and American experts formed a company called AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies, and developed an innovative patent-protected technology to industrialize the procedure.
The new method makes it possible to breed fish under controlled temperature conditions in all types of weather, in any country and during all seasons, independently of external factors.
Although this means breeding under cover in tanks, an additional patent makes it possible to save more than 70% of the energy and manpower as compared to other breeding facilities in the world. This method saves production costs and produces a predetermined quantity and quality of fish under the full control of the operators of the plant.
The new plant makes it possible to produce fish of a uniform size, due to an automatic selection system that grades and counts the fish in each tank, conveying fish from tank to tank and ensuring that each tank cultivates fish of a uniform size, a technology which makes it possible to supply the client with the desired size of fish.
AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies is an Israeli Company which specializes in erecting and managing industrialized fish farming facilities in Israel and worldwide. The Company was formed by the joining together of aquaculture specialists, each contributing their own set of skills in a specific field such as system design and integration, machinery design and fabrication, ichthyology, project management, business management and, most importantly, a lot of experience.
At present, several projects are being developed: a project near Moscow, Russia, which is to produce 500 tons of trout annually, and will be opened in 2013; an additional project in Romania will breed sturgeon for caviar production, and others.
The Company has signed agreements with several other investment groups to construct additional facilities in Israel, Africa and South East Asia, and is in negotiation with both private and public bodies to construct similar facilities in various European countries, the Far East, Africa and North America. The cost of building each industrialized fish farm ranges from € 4M to € 150M.
If you wish to attend the launch, request additional material or arrange an interview, please contact:
Avriel Ben-Dor +972-54-8170101 or via e-mail at email@example.com
SOURCE Yair Kachel PR