A-Culture move one step closer with Wiley (The Project Delivery Company) collaboration.
The food industry is changing rapidly, and nobody knows food production like Wiley. Since 1918, the family-owned company has built a reputation for successfully delivering complex food facilities. When we were looking for a partner to help us design, engineer and construct our unique aquaculture system, Wiley were an obvious choice to become a G-10 partner of A-Culture.
With offices in Australia and New Zealand, Wiley work with many of the world’s leading food production and processing brands. They combine strategic thinking with highly technical process engineering experience to deliver customised food solutions for their clients. Their delivery of the Huon Aquaculture processing plant in Tasmania saw Wiley consult internationally on best practice standards for high hygiene environments.
A-Culture was introduced to Wiley by Alastair Smart of Smart Aqua. They had already teamed up with Wiley to design cutting-edge facilities and turnkey services for land-based aquaculture, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), project management, processing plant design, and construction. Their work includes concept design of a land-based salmon field in Japan for international aquaculture company Pure Salmon. With Wiley and Smart Aqua joining the A-Culture team, our second-generation recirculating aquaculture system, called OZRAS, has the potential to be expanded to sites across Australia.
Brandon Miller, Wiley’s Chief Strategy Officer is delighted to be involved with our OZRAS project as it will change the way seafood is grown indoors. “Changes in consumer trends, food security and supply chains are driving a greater need for the aquaculture industry to adopt revolutionary technology like A-Culture are doing,” says Brandon. “Wiley thrive on pushing the boundaries in food production and our multi-disciplinary team are excited to see what’s possible.”
Our highly bio secure facility at our first site at Waikerie, our project ground zero, will be used to grow yellowtail kingfish from fingerling to full size 5 kilo fish in a proof-of-concept OZRAS project. The unique OZRAS system also uses the waste from the fish to feed Asparagopsis seaweed. This seaweed will then be used by another G-10 partner CH 4 Global, to create a supplement which when fed to cattle, reduce the methane they produce by as much as 90 per cent.