everis provides RAS gear for aquaculture project in Peru
By Nestor Arellano
everis Ingeniería of Spain is partnering with its Peruvian arm to provide recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) equipment for an aquaculture project in the South American country.
everis Ingeniería and everis Peru have joined together on a common project to supply and install RAS technology for the Centre for Aquaculture Productive Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITE) in Ahuashiyacu, in the San Martin region of Peru. The project is part of the government’s initiative for developing the aquaculture production chain in the region.
The work includes the installation of 14 RAS systems for producing Amazonian species such as paiche (Arapaima gigas), gamitana (Colossoma macropomum), paco (Colossoma paco) and red tilapia (Oreochromis sp.).
The Ahuashiyacu Aquaculture CITE is the main aquaculture research and extension centre in Peru. Its purpose is to support technological transfer, training and technical assistance to the aquaculture business units for adopting new technologies in order to increase their competitiveness, innovation capacity and product development.
The plant will also be equipped with facilities to algae, rotifers, copepods, and artemia for live food production.
The RAS technology will allow breeders of Amazonian species to increase production on land with minimal water consumption and impact on the environment. The system will also enable production planning and complete control of all parameters so that the fish can thrive with biological safety guarantees and optimal growth rates, according to a press release from CITE.