Projects

Deep Blue Aqua has completed a number of projects over the years. The gallery below includes a selection of these works that range from University research facilities to commercial abalone farms.

Please contact us should you require further information on one of our projects.

Abalone Grader

Abalone farmers looking for greater efficiencies are trending towards higher levels of automation. Grading systems for abalone are moving from manual sorting by “eye” to advanced grading systems using load cells and computerized control. Our abalone system is a customized rotary grading system as used in the oyster industry. Abalone can be graded in three …

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Abalone Hatchery

We have had much experience in the abalone hatchery business, having spent many years building and operating a number of abalone hatcheries. Our history covers the South African abalone as well as a number of other species. We supply and build broodstock, larval rearing, settlement and weaning systems. We have a range of tanks in …

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Johannesburg Zoo

Here’s an aquarium that’s a little different. From fish to pythons – water is the common thread and it needs to be kept clean and crystal clear. Our life support systems on both large and small systems are designed to maintain good quality water that is visually appealing. [portfolio_slideshow]

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Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute

Situated up in the Caprivi in Northern Namibia, this must be one of the most beautiful places that we have worked. This facility, built for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is set to produce both indigenous tilapia and catfish for supply to rural pond aquaculture. It’s a facility that is set to benefit …

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Lobster Live Holding Systems

Need to remove the vagaries of weather and intake water quality conditions from your rock lobster live holding system? You will find the answer in recirculating your live holding systems. We have had a lot of experience with rock lobster live holding systems, having installed systems with holding capacities from 1 ton of lobster up …

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Matsila Trust Freshwater Aquaculture

A community based pilot tilapia aquaculture project installed in Limpopo making use of the sun’s energy to warm the facility. The system is installed with a Faivre drum filter, degassing column, moving bed biofilter and uses low head pumps to keep running costs low. [portfolio_slideshow]  

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Mini Oyster Live Holding Systems

We have designed and manufactured a variety of live holding systems over the years. Take a look at this miniature live holding unit designed for oyster live holding in restuarants. Designed to hold around 300 to 500 oysters and hold temperatures around 11 degrees. [portfolio_slideshow]  

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Trout Hatchery

We have designed and supplied components to one of Africa’s highest altitude trout hatcheries. From water filtration with Faivre drum filters and custom made degassers to OxyGuard water quality monitoring and control systems. A good smattering of snow in winter makes for an entertaining installation experience. [portfolio_slideshow]  

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University of Limpopo Freshwater Research Facility

A new research facility for the Aquaculture Department at the University of Limpopo. The system includes four separate recirculation units each with their own independent temperature control, allowing for a variety of experiments to be run by undergrad and post graduate students. [portfolio_slideshow]  

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uShaka Marine World Kids Waterplay

Looking for some fun in the sun. uShaka Marine World in Durban is just the place. And just to make it that little bit more entertaining, kids can cool themselves down at the Splashy Waterplay area. We built an interactive water feature for kids with water bursting from a variety of animated features. A PLC …

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West Coast Abalone Farm

The abalone industry is South Africa’s most successful aquaculture industry. The industry produces in excess of 1000 tons of abalone per annum, the bulk of which is produced in on-land farms. We have been involved in the design, supply and installation on many of the South African abalone farms. Both recirculation and flow-through systems have …

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