One of the World’s largest and
most intensive Tilapia projects, designed by APT in late 1995 and
1996. APT provided for this project a
complete technology package.
The project is located near the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras,
and owned by Aqua Corporacion de Honduras. Water is obtained
from Lake Yojoa through a hydro-electric power plant and discharged
through the production ponds by gravity flow, at a rate of 12
m³/sec. The project is self-sufficient and includes: Spawning and
sex reversal system, nursery ponds, concrete raceway-type ponds for
growout and a fully equipped processing plant, HACCP approved.
The history of project development occurred as follows:
Feasibility Study – performed by APT and completed by November
Basic and detailed
engineering – performed by APT in early 1996.
Onset of construction – by local contractors, early 1996.
First spawning cycle – September 1996.
First production cycle – completed in September 1997, with 1000
First expansion (phase II) – 1999, to 2000 ton/year.
Second expansion (phase III & IV) 2001,
to achieve 4,000 ton/year capacity.
production output until 2004 – 5,800 ton per year.
Third expansion 2004,
added additional 75 ha to reach 9,800 ton per year.
production – 9,800 ton per year.
All expansion phases of the project, throughout the years of the
project, were conducted according to the original engineering design
and production concepts of APT. We take pride in the fact that actual production level achieved by
the project (5,800 ton/year) until 2004 far exceeds the original design
capacity of 4,000 ton/year. Further expansion, designed by APT using
the Green-Water method, was carried out in 2004 bringing overall
production capacity to 9,800 ton per year.
Fresh fillets (5-9 oz) are available and marketed
by Mountain Stream™.
Mountain Stream™ markets fresh Tilapia fillets from other Tilapia
projects designed by APT, including
|The fillets marketed by Mountain Stream™ from all these projects are
considered best Tilapia available in America, awarded the Gold Medal
for taste and freshness in 2004 by the American Tasting
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