Fishing in the Desert

National Prawn Company

A World Class Aquaculture Facility In The Desert

We liked the idea that a durable, watertight finish would be part of the concrete tank walls from day one of construction.
Jonathan Moir, General Manager of Fish Production

Build Date: October, 2009
Contractor: National Prawn Company
Project Description: 8 Broodstock Tanks
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Time of Construction: 14 days
Size: ID: 19.69 ft H: 8.33 ft

Situation

The National Prawn Company (NPC), one of the largest, fully integrated prawn farms in the world is diversifying its production into fish. The proposal is to develop a 5,000 ton on-land recirculating aquaculture system for Greater Amberjack and will require the construction of 11 buildings in three major phases.

Solution

Octaform provided a wall system solution that required very minimal training and construction time. The watertight wall panels are NSF potable water certified and CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) approved which helps prevent bacteria and helps maintain health of the fish.

Result

The eight broodstock tanks were built by the NPC contractors in 14 days. The success of the project catapulted a long term partnership with Octaform and NPC. Together they continue to work on Phase II of production which, after completion, will be the largest recirculating aquaculture system in the world.