12.08.2021 | Construction of climate room starts with circular partner Hans van der Meijs
Today the area for the construction of the climate room for the 'sea farm on land' was measured at the hatchery (Hazerswoude-dorp). There will be two climate chambers with a total surface area of approx. 450 m2. One of the chambers is intended for circular fish culture and will also contain a separate microscope room and a room for culturing zooplankton. The second climate chamber will be equipped with algae reactors for algae cultivation.

Circular business practices

The climate chambers are being built by family business Hans van der Meijs (Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands), an ideal partner due to its focus on circular business practices. Hans van der Meijs is one of the few Dutch companies in cold rooms and panel construction that uses recycled materials. The business model is based on sustainability and recycling, including an environmental street for waste separation. For the Oceans at Work Foundation, Hans van der Meijs is the supplier that matches the concept of circular aquaculture.

Step by step

In the hatchery, you can see how room has been made for the future location of the innovative culture systems. On the ground floor (left) there will be the climate room for the fish fry, while the mezzanine (centre) will house the algae culture. To clear the hall, a workshop is being built outside (right) that still needs to be finished. A new step every day.