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Consortium draws plans for salmon RAS in UAE

March 1, 2022  By  Nestor Arellano

A group of businesses based in the Middle East and Europe have banded together to develop a recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The project is intended to supply 2,000 metric tons per year of premium quality, locally grown, Atlantic salmon to the UAE, according to a press release from Ocean Harvest. Ocean Harvest if a newly founded aquaculture company based in UAE.

Among the companies involved in the project are:


OCean Harvest, Tech Group, a UAE-based diversified group of companies headed by Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi III is the ruler of the emirate of Ajman; and the Belgian construction group BESIX.

Ocean Harvest builds, designs, and operates RAS facilities.

This will be the first project of Ocean Harvest. The company is working with RAS technology supplier Billund Aquaculture A/S and water treatment company, SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions.

Ocean Harvest said its proprietary RAS technology enables the re-use of over 99.5 per cent  of process water. This almost eliminates wastewater discharge and helps protect fragile ecological systems.

The company’s RAS design for salmon de-couples farming from marine systems while virtually eliminating the environmental stress caused by traditional open-net pen farms.


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