SA prawn technology for China

first_img28 December 2007South African empowerment company Sea Ark Africa has signed an agreement with China Direct to provide it with advanced mariculture technology and remotely manage prawn farms in the southeastern Chinese city of Zhanjiang.The technology transfer forms part of a larger R9.2-billion deal, in which Sea Ark is developing a 1 200 hectare giant prawn farming facility at the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth.“Perfected in South Africa after 15 years of research in the US and locally, the technology deployed in China Direct’s facility in the Zhanjiang economic development zone will be built and managed online from Coega by BuildAll and Sondolo IT,” Sea Ark said in a statement earlier this month.Sea Ark, project management company BuldAll and information technology company Sondolo IT all belong to the Bosasa Group of companies, a diversified broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) organisation that operates nationally.According to the statement, Sea Ark and its partners have perfected the world’s first closed bio-secure prawn farming system, where advanced technology combining computer-driven control systems with biological science will dramatically change the way prawn and shrimp are produced in the world.Producing the jumbo shrimp which are in high demand on the US, Japan, Europe and other markets, the pilot project has proven that the innovative mix of science and technology has the ability to grow prawns faster, with a lower food consumption rate, and with greater densities than in any other system currently operating worldwide.“Through our bio-secure indoor ponds and by using our proper nutritional system, we are able to maximise size, growth, survivability and biomass – and through this obviously we are able to maximise productivity,” said Sea Ark international president Dave Wills.“What prawn farms across the world do in three to four months, we do in 10 to 11 weeks. We can literally grow a prawn to the same size as our competitors two to three times faster.”Remote monitoring, strict controlIn China, BuildAll will deploy a permanent team of four project managers, and Sondolo IT will deploy software engineers for the duration of the construction of the Zhanjiang plant.Supported by architects, plumbers, electrical, civil, and software engineers on a rotational basis, the team will ensure that the Chinese facility is built to the exact tolerances and specifications developed in Coega during the pilot phase.“The construction has to be extremely exact for Sea Ark’s science to work,” said Buildall chairman Arthur Kotzen. “Sometimes it is literally a matter of millimetres – the ponds have to be done in a precise way for the operating systems to work.”As a party to the agreements between Sea Ark and China Direct, BuildAll has contracted to ensure that every one of the 8 000 ponds to be built in China conform to the norms established at Coega, which now form part of the patented Sea Ark system.Once the Chinese facility is fully operational, technical experts from BuildAll will stay in China to help run the project and to convert existing open ponds to the closed, bio-secure Sea Ark system.“Perhaps more importantly, many of Sea Ark’s patented processes will be run remotely from Coega,” Sea Ark said. “Among others, water quality and temperature, feed consistency, and plant bio-security will be monitored online by South African technicians working around the clock at the Coega research and development centre.”Sea Ark Africa will be the international research and development centre providing its services to a global family of Sea Ark operations, all developed at Coega.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Sehwag out of Asia Cup due to injury

first_imgVirender Sehwag has been ruled out for Asia Cup due to his hamstring injury. Dinesh Kartik, stumper batsman, will replace Sehwag. Sehwag had sustained an injury during the thrilling win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup.The swashbuckling opener pulled his right hamstring in India’s pulsating one-ball-to-spare win over Pakistan. Sehwag was in pain during his his 30-ball stay at the wicket and was assisted by Suresh Raina as a runner.last_img

Dundee vs Rangers: Team news & TV

first_imgPremiership Dundee vs Rangers: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Goal 16:30 11/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Rangers Graeme Murty Getty Premiership Rangers Dundee v Rangers Dundee Friday’s hosts have just two wins from their 14 league games so far this season and come up against a Gers side desperate to close the gap at the top Graeme Murty takes charge of his fourth Rangers game of the season on Friday evening as the Glasgow side head north to Dundee.The interim boss has overseen two wins and a loss so far during his time in temporary control and has called for those in charge at the club to make a decision on his future either way.”I said at the start when I came in that I don’t think about my status or my role,” he said in the build-up to Friday’s fixture. “That hasn’t changed and my outlook hasn’t changed at all. It would be good for all involved if we had someone in place, whether that be me or someone else.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Rangers’ last trip to Dens Park came in February 2017 and ended in a 2-1 defeat under the guidance of Murty – will history repeat itself this evening or will the hosts return to winning ways? Game Dundee vs Rangers Date Friday, November 24 Time 19:45 GMT TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Jack Hendry DundeeIn the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport One, as well as being available to stream live on the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport One BT Sport app SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Dundee players Goalkeepers Bain, Parish Defenders Meekings, O’Dea, Gadzhalov, McPake, Hendry, Etxabeguren, Waddell, Aurtenetxe, Holt, Kerr, Dryden Midfielders Curren, Kamara, Allan, McGowan, O’Hara, Vincent, Spence, Low, Deacon, Wolters,  Forwards Moussa, El Bakhtaoui, Haber, Wighton, Leitch-Smith Darren O’Dea was sent off during the goalless draw against Kilmarnock last week and will miss Friday’s clash as a result.The captain will likely be replaced by Josh Meekings, while Kerr Waddell and Lewis Spence remain sidelined despite the former returning to first-team training.Potential Dundee starting XI: Parish; Kerr, Hendry, Meekings; Deacon, Kamara, McGowan, O’Hara, Aurtenetxe; Haber, El Bakhtaoui Position Rangers players Goalkeepers Foderingham, Alnwick, Kelly Defenders McCrorie, Wallace, Wilson, Tavernier, Bates, Hodson, John, Alves, Cardoso Midfielders Holt, Dorrans, Dalcio, Jack, Kranjcar, Pena, Rossiter, Windass Forwards Miller, Herrera, Morelos, Nemane, Candeias Lee Wallace, Graham Dorrans, and Jordan Rossiter are all unavailable for the trip, but left-back Declan John will return to the fold following a bout of sickness.Bruno Alves will not travel because of the back issue which kept him out of Rangers’ 2-0 loss at home to Hamilton last time out.Potential Rangers starting XI:  Foderingham; Tavernier, McCrorie, Wilson, Hodson; Candeias, Jack, Holt, Windass; Miller, MorelosBETTING & MATCH ODDS Alfredo Morelos RangersRangers are favourites at 8/15 according to dabblebet, with Dundee priced at 9/2 to cause an upset. The draw is placed at 10/3.Click here to get all the latest odds and markets for the clash between Dundee and Rangers.GAME PREVIEW Celtic RangersThe mood in the stands at Ibrox is quickly changing from defiance to apathy, with last week’s 2-0 home defeat to Hamilton a turning point for sections of the support. The club currently sit in fourth in the Scottish top flight, nine points behind leaders Celtic and three behind second-place Aberdeen.Rangers outspent the rest of the division by some margin over the summer, excluding Old Firm rivals Celtic, but have not yet seen the return on the pitch and are still without a permanent manager four weeks after the dismissal of Pedro Caixinha.A trip to bottom-of-the-table Dundee is a welcome fixture for Murty and his team as they look to get back to winning ways.Friday’s hosts have won just one of their last 18 Scottish Premiership matches against Rangers (D2 L15); in fact, they’ve have won just three of the 29 matches they have played against Rangers in the top-flight (D4 L22), failing to score in 15 of those meetings.While the tie looks to be a reasonably easy one for Rangers, they can take nothing for granted against Neil McCann’s side whose home form is considerably stronger than their away.last_img read more