Aquafarm 4 & 5 - Cuiheng, Zhongshan
Aquafarms 4 and 5, also called as megafarm (AF4 and AF5), formerly known as the new Zhongshan Prawn Project (ZSNPP), comprise a phase dependent development planned to span 20 years, and projected to deliver 10,000 metric tons of prawns for sale at the end of the first phase. This is eight to ten times the size of SIAF's original fish farm, which started production in early 2012. Construction commenced during the first quarter of 2014 on the designated 8,000 MU (1,300 acres) site. This is the largest land-based aquaculture project in the world. Capacity production for the first stage of the first phase will be 6,000 MT. Potential increase the production capacity to 130,000 MT or more by 2020. Cultivating aquaponic produce through recycling of farm-waste by-product, as an ancillary income source.
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As announced on March 4, 2014, Sino Agro Food, Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital Award, Inc. ("CA"), has entered an agreement to supply technology, consulting services, and management to develop a very large indoor shrimp and prawn aquaculture facility over the next 20 years in Zhongshan. CA has licensed its indoor aquaculture A Power Recirculating Aquaculture System (APRAS) technology, now in its 11th generation, to ZSNPP. CA is the sole project developer, and will be the exclusive product marketer and distributor of the facility's products. Since the carve-out, Tri-way Industries, Ltd. conducts sales and marketing activities for Aquafarm 4 and 5.
The Zhongshan MegaFarm is in an intense and exciting process now and going forward. Commissioned Aquafarm 4 in Q4 2016 and Aquafarm 5 is expected to be commissioned in Q4 2017. 60 buildings each of 8,560 m2 in size with 36 APM each planned to commence construction from Q1 2017 to completion within Q1 2019 with partial production to start from Q4 2017. Two of three buildings of first 10,000 MT production unit (AquaFarm 4) completed in Q3 2016 with Initial trial stockings began February 1, 2015 and commercial production started Q4 2016.
Longer term plans call for the Zhongshan facility to produce well over 100,000 metric tons of prawns and fish annually. Likewise, the Company is working toward an integrated set of facilities and processes to become vertically integrated with respect to life cycle — from its own selectively-bred broodstock and in-house hatchery seed supplies through grow-out and sale of genetically and environmentally controlled, biosecure and, ultimately, internationally certified sustainable seafood.
Aquafarm 4 & 5