BioMar Niels Alsted and Haiwei General Manager Liu at the inauguration ceremony. (Photo: BioMar)
BioMar joint venture opens line of extruded feed
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 01:50 (GMT + 9)
The joint venture formed by the Danish feed supplier, Biomar Group, and the Chinese Tongwei Group have just inaugurated a new production line for extruded feed and a new warehouse at the Haiwei plant, in Southern China.
Global Marketing Director of Biomar, Henrik Aarestrup said that the new extruder line is part of an upgrade of the factory where we have replaced older equipment with more efficient technology.
He stressed that together with its Chinese partner they aim at continuing the growth of Haiwei which requires a series of upgrades and also a new large warehouse.
“We expect to sell around 60,000 tonnes this year,” the executive highlighted.
The factory is located in the Pearl River Delta, in an area with a large production of Japanese sea bass and snakehead, among other species.
“We estimate, that the farmers represented at the inauguration lunch all together annually produce more than 200,000 tonnes of fish, so we still have room for growth with Haiwei”, Aarestrup stressed.
Biomar director highlighted that aquaculture production in the Pearl River Delta is competing with a fast urban development, therefore access to water and space suitable for fish farming is an increasing challenge.
“Our knowhow in high performance environmentally friendly diets will therefore become more relevant in the years to come and we have already initiated several development projects targeting the species grown in the Delta area”, he concluded.