The technical design has recently been completed for a new shrimp feed facility near the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador. As we first reported last year, the joint venture between Cargill and Naturisa will have the capacity to annually produce around 130,000 tons of high quality shrimp feed for supplying the local market.
The state-of-the-art facility incorporates newest technology and sets high quality standards. A Graintec project team in cooperation with a Cargill project team completed the technical design of the factory, with staff from Graintec headquarters in Denmark and from the office in Chile participating in the project.
“The challenge with shrimp food is the right density of the food in order to ensure that the feed keeps its quality when floating”, says Cristian Toscano, Graintec´s Area Sales Manager for Latin America. “The production process requires the right pelletizers and extruding technology in order to receive the best feed conversion rate.”
In addition to having modern technology, the Ecuadorian facility will be earthquake secured and constructed with the highest local safety requirements.
Commercial production at the new facility is expected to start prior to summer 2018.