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Services

Aqua EcoSystems is a consultancy based company providing clients with bespoke aquaculture production units, holding systems and support to the land based aquaculture industry in general.

It prides itself on delivering professional, candid and dedicated services to its clientele and maintains long lasting relationships with all clients which benefit both parties greatly.
The AES  service is based upon a thorough and comprehensive understanding of all of the factors involved within R.A.S. design and engineering. AES  has developed unique and extremely detailed planning processes to account for all pertinent variables. AES  works with the client to determine a project goals and then the parameters of a project are defined through rigorous planning, "mass balance" equations and systems engineering.  AES  then utilises the best in industry standard equipment to address the demands of the project.
AES  believes each project is unique and must be developed with a flexible approach to ensure each project goal, chosen species and local circumstances are accounted for rather than delivering a predefined system/ operation to the project.

The main area of services provided by AES  is the design and engineering of recirculating aquaculture systems. This work and be further split into 3 areas;

1. Creation of overall conceptual designs/ feasibility studies.
2. Execution of full project designs and engineering.
3. Installation of specialist equipment.

AES also review existing and proposed RAS systems for more experienced clients/ consultants who require review for; feasibility study, specific system processes, etc.

We can also help clients through the other areas of project planning such as environmental impact assessment and project operations such as processing. AES  has a considerable network within the aquaculture industry from high level investors to specialist engineers and is always available to help clients in any way possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact AES  to enquire about our services and to discuss your requirements.

Our Process

Aqua EcoSystems follows a standard working process for every project and seeks align clientele with the stages project development to improve project awareness and decision making.

The core work for AES is technical planning, design and engineering but we are able to advise more widely on project preparation to help clients make informed decisions when planning an aquaculture operation. This would extend to advice on; species choices, system options, waste management/ discharge consent, product value adding and systems ancillary to land based aquaculture systems.

The standard process undertaken;

1. Information gathering from the client; (Species, Production levels, Operational units required; Broodstock, Hatchery, Nursery, On-growing, Purging, Location, Site specific restrictions (water availability, construction possibilities, etc).


2. Conceptual Design; this process would go through a series of project developmental stages to achieve a plan for the project that can be used by the client to further develop the overall project in terms of a business plan, applying for permits, gaining further quotation from architects/ contractors. Ultimately allowing the client to form a "feasibility study".

 

a) GROWTH MODEL - a mathematical model of the expected growth performance.

b) PRODUCTION PLAN - a schedule of production to meet the desired output.

c) SYSTEM CONFIGURATION - defining system units to accommodate operational activity

d) MASS BALANCE CALCULATION- series of calculations to model wastes to be ameliorated

e) PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING - defining fundamental components required for operations

 

f) BILL OF QUANTITIES - comprehensive list of equipment for the proposed systems

g) OPEX - operational expenditure expected from running the R.A.S.

h) CAPEX - capital expenditure expected for purchasing the R.A.S.

i) 3D "INDICATIVE DESIGN" - indicative design for client and engineers to visualise the project.


3. Commissioned Project; after the client has made a decision to go ahead with a project AES will review the Conceptual Design with the client to ensure all amendments, additions and new information is built into the project before proceeding with the more detailed work. AES will work with other consultants, engineers, architects and clients to bring the project together.

All processes within the conceptual design stage will be undertaken again to build in the changes. In addition to those documents AES will also deliver;
j) SECOND STAGE ENGINEERING - amending system performance according to changes and additional level of detailed engineering.
k) PROCESS DIAGRAMS - diagrams to illustrate the mechanisms of the system.
l) SYSTEM PLANS - plans of the specialist systems showing the location of items and running of pipe work.
m) STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES- manuals to describe the running and maintenance of the systems.

4. System Installations and Commissioning; AES installs the specialist R.A.S. equipment and coordinates the installations with other consultants and contractors involved in the project. When all items are installed and verified by a qualified electrician, the system must be "commissioned" into action. AES will aid this process, whilst educating the client/ farm manager on how to manage the systems. The commissioning process duration is usually defined by the length of time bacterial populations in the bio-filter take to establish (3 - 6 weeks).