Etosha Fishing Enterprises, in support of Namibia\'s fishing industry, is investing $24 million in constructing a new fishmeal plant to produce a product with a higher protein content, whilst saving energy costs.
According to Etosha Fishing Managing Director Pieter Greeff, the new plant will be able to process up to 300 tonnes of raw fish per day and should be ready for operation by September 2016.
“The investment in the new plant means that fishmeal will be steam dried, delivering a higher protein content product more suitable to the international market. It is designed to save on energy costs because 80 percent of the steam will be reused in the evaporators. After the waste steam has gone through all the processes it will be processed through a seawater scrubber to minimise the odour associated with fishmeal plants,” he said.
Etosha Fishing pioneered Namibia’s fishing industry in the 1940s with the country’s first fishmeal and canning plant.
Source: Nye Longman. African Business Review. Read the full article here: