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SINOR is in the process of planning the establishment of the world's largest R.A.S. production facility with integrated processing and logistic centre to serve the Chinese and South East Asian markets with live Atlantic Salmon......

While the global economy continued to struggle over the past 12 months, China's economic performance remained strong and it contributed the most in real terms to global economic growth for the sixth consecutive year. European companies have benefited from this growth, with increased revenues and higher average profit margins in China compared to company performances being reported globally. With optimism about continued growth, China's strategic importance has correspondingly increased for most European companies, as has the strategic intention to serve the domestic market through their China operations. This is reflected in the plans of many companies to make further investments, increase the number of permanent staff positions and develop marketing and sales activities as companies increasingly see boosting domestic consumption as important to China's growth. Source EUCCC.

The Norwegian Atlantic Salmon from China will in the years to come supply the Chinese market as well as the and Asian markets with premium quality - guaranteed without antibiotics or vaccination. The Atlantic Salmon grows....


R.A.S Business

AQUACULTURE (farming of fish under controlled conditions) is a one of the fastest food growth industry striving to satisfy a growing market for food fish worldwide.

Intensive and costly R&D over the last 20 years -in particular in Scandinavia - has seen a new and comprehensive development of Recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS). Instead of the traditional method of growing fish outdoors in open ponds and raceways, this system rears fish at high densities, in indoor tanks with a controlled environment for production not compromising the surrounding eco system in any ways.

RAS are particularly useful in areas where land issues and water are not readily available. RAS is by many considered most suitable in northern areas where a cold or cool climate can slow fish growth in outdoor systems and prevent year-round production. RAS, because of its short growing season provides growers who are geographically disadvantaged or extremely dry (desert) conditions, a very competitive, profitable, year-round fish production system.

RAS afford growers the opportunity to manipulate production to meet demand throughout the year and to harvest at the most profitable times during the year. This flexibility in the selection of species and harvest time allows the grower to rapidly respond to a changing marketplace in order to maximize production and profitability. RAS permit the grower to competitively respond to market price and demand fluctuations by altering harvest rates and times and the species cultured Growing public demand for a healthy tasty and affordable food is stimulating the "boom" in this industry. The decline in wild fish populations as a result of overharvest and water pollution has promoted the culture of RAS production in new areas located close to new markets.

This paper introduces RAS to the Mongolian market as an opportunity to venture into the fastest growing food industry in the world both providing optimal fresh quality products to domestic demand - hence reducing imports - as well as participating in the increasing international market for quality human food.

The case presented is based on a number of assumptions not yet verified or requested in order to provide an insight into the design and economy of a RAS establishment. It is important to emphasize that no two RAS designs are identical - even when designed for identical species. An in-depth understanding of the relevant given parameters and new RAS investors' requirements locally are merged in the design process with experienced knowledge of biology, chemistry related to water and a number of other constraints that has to be incorporated. A vital part of the design is to ensure that external environment is protected according to and often beyond the legal requirements for a given location.

Thus, the quotation list in chapter 13 should merely be considered as an illustration of the design, equipments and services that in a given case will be supplied. Further, the quotations of civil work and erection of buildings are based on European prices.

Consequently, the usual way for kicking off a RAS project is to establish a Project Management Group (PMG) consisting of all relevant interests to identify all requirements a localization of a RAS will be asked to meet, to determine structure, scale & logistics for the project in question.

Upon the approval of the PMG's findings and recommendations, the time for design and physical erection of a new RAS plant will normally take 15 months.


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