The Kingfish Company is a pioneer and leader in sustainable land-based aquaculture. The Kingfish Zeeland facility in the Netherlands has an annual production capacity of 1.500 tons of high-quality Yellowtail Kingfish. An undergoing expansion means that the capacity will be increased to 3,500 tons in 2023.
The production is based on advanced recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), which protect biodiversity and ensure biosecurity. As animal welfare is a major priority, the fish are grown without the use of antibiotics and vaccines.
The operations run on an impressive 100 percent renewable energy, sourced from wind, solar, and biogas. As the facilities operate purely on seawater, no precious freshwater resources are wasted.
As part of the ambitious expansion plan to increase production capacity, the entire facility is undergoing expansion, which includes a second pumphouse. This new pumphouse will contain the main water intake source for the new facility.
For ensuring a properly disinfected intake water source, sustainable water treatment conditions needed to be integrated for ensuring that the selected species will thrive in their surroundings. Controlling this biosecurity risk through chemical-free water disinfection is naturally a major priority for a facility at this scale with such high sustainability ambitions.
To accommodate the requirements of such a large facility, the applied technology and water treatment conditions had to be state-of-the-art.
This led to the installation of two compact high-intensity UV disinfection systems, for meeting the defined sustainability and water treatment policies.
UV systems are the perfect integration for a well-functioning and cost-efficient RAS facility, as they can ensure water biosecurity by reducing virus or bacteria threats significantly.
The systems installed:
The systems are now actively treating the intake water at the new pumphouse for the new hatchery. By utilizing the latest Medium-Pressure High Intensity (MPHI) lamp technology combined with CFD-optimized lamp placing, maximum hydraulic efficiency with minimum head loss is guaranteed.
“ULTRAAQUA has been a great resource assisting us in achieving our strict biosecurity, efficiency and sustainability goals with products that operate effectively and robustly in our extremely harsh and corrosive environment. Having successfully implemented their systems in our existing operations, it was an easy decision to rely on their support and expertise again with the new expansion.”
Christiaan de Wet, Head of Design & Engineering, The Kingfish Company
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