All the activities to be environmental friendly and sustainable.
The project is started in February 2004 and is expected to be finalised within one year.
During the Start-Up phase it is expected that an investigation of the markets will be conducted to identify the most suitable product mix for both the local and EU markets. Primarily, it is intended to investigate the possibility of breeding and producing Nile perch, as well as other species.
In terms of the technology, several recent technologies will be introduced, which are new to the Egyptian market.
Currently, most fishing on Lake Nasser is done out of small fishing boats, which can carry only limited amounts of catch with no control over the freshness between catching the fish and the processing facility. As mentioned above some technology introductions are expected to include better nets, long lines, and a new vessel better equipped for deep lake fishing with modern equipment, including a fish finder.
The Start-Up phase will also investigate introduction of advanced environmental measures, including minimising water and energy consumption and improving the utilization of raw materials. In addition, the partners plan to work out the layout for establishing a production of fish silage in order to utilise the offal from the fish processing and the downgraded catches, which could be turned into a stable, pelletised feed for animals.
If, as expected, the results of the Start-Up phase are promising, further technology will be introduced to improve the production efficiency of the processing plant, as well as the fishing process itself and the handling of the product from catching to processing.
Together the partners will prepare a detailed draft project and a complete business plan for the existing plant including the possibility of breeding and growing Nile Perch and other fish species.
The project will introduce new technologies, which will minimize the impact on the environment through reduced water and energy usage as well as other environment friendly measures, including: