HUON’S WHALE POINT NURSERY: AN ECO-FRIENDLY, FLEXIBLE GIANT
Huon’s Whale Point nursery: an eco-friendly, flexible giant. The latest project to be developed by Billund Aquaculture in Australia is the ‘Whale Point’ nursery, a state-of-the-art facility located near Port Huon on the island of Tasmania and belonging to local salmon producer Huon Aquaculture.
According to Billund Aquaculture Australia’s CEO Patrick Tigges, the main objectives of this project were to build a facility capable of producing large smolts (~600 g), with zero waste discharge and focus on flexibility for different production scenarios.
“Flexibility was the most used word in every design meeting and every discussion we had. The client was confident to grow smolts to about 450g based on their experience from other systems. Likewise, they had raised smolts up to 1kg in research trials. So, they wanted that flexibility in between those sizes” Tigges said.
Using a design that combined new technologies that had never been used together before, the new operation took 18 months to design, build, and implement. However, immediately after launch the facility began showing promising results.
“Prior to the pandemic, I had clients from all over the world coming down here to Tasmania to look at that facility… and not only from the salmon industry,” Tigges said, referring to the attention and interest generated by the state-of-the-art nursery.”
More details on the nursery at: https://www.billundaquaculture.com/proyectos/whale-point/#