Proximar selects water-borne feeding system for its salmon RAS facility

The company has partnered with Graintec to supply a feeding solution for the grow-out section.

Proximar Japan under construction
Proximar facility with the new feeding system being installed partly outside the building
February 7, 2023

Proximar is building a new land-based salmon farm in Japan. At full capacity, the farm is targeted to produce 5,300 tonnes of Atlantic salmon per year. The grow-out facility is still under construction, but Proximar has already transferred the first juveniles to start feeding.

Fish feed handling and distribution are both costly and time-consuming, especially when talking about the large feeding volumes required in a facility of this magnitude. The company has now partnered with Graintec to supply HyFlow™, a feeding solution for the grow-out section. HyFlow™ is a feeding system that can be used in land-based, near-shore, or off-shore-based farms. “It is easy to install and maintain as it consists of very few moving parts. It is an ideal solution when distributing large amounts of pellets, i.e., many kilos per day. It handles pellets from 2-18 mm,” the company said. The system is fully automatic with a SCADA-based open-source software solution that easily integrates other farm management software.

Lars Stigaard, CTO at Proximar, said that “the HyFlow™ system has low complexity, is easy to operate and easy to maintain, and is very gentle to the feed pellets. For us, having a minimum feed loss and a water-borne solution ensures practically zero breakage, even when feeding large-diameter pellets. We can feed in different debts in the fish tanks, ensuring a good feed distribution in the full tank volume.”

Sales manager Jens Jensen, from Graintec, said “it was important for us to visit the Proximar team and see the site, so we could understand the actual expectations, space available and their requirements for both feeding and feed storage. Our HyFlow™ system is very versatile and can meet any feeding regime. In addition to the water-borne feeding system, it was also important for Proximar to have feed storage that is designed to create a minimum physical impact on the costly feed pellets. With our long experience in feed production, this was an ideal task for us.”