Building of a fish farm in the settlement of Kharp is very special project for Kronstadt engineering company due to high importance of ecological safety and aquatic biological resources recreation in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as the marine environment of the region experienced serious damage for several past decades.
Since 2014, the aquaculture department has been a part of Kronstadt engineering company. Cooperation with Sobskiy fish farm was one of its pilot projects involving selection, design, and installation supervision of high-tech systems for fish breeding.
Under this contract, more than 1'300 items of specialized equipment have been supplied, including RAS pools, Weiss incubators, heaters, different types of filters, incubators with compressors, etc.
It stands to mention that most of the equipment was designed by our aquaculture experts specifically for this project. The production of all units and components, including the RAS pools, was carried out by Russian factories under supervision of our company's engineers.
As an engineering project, the Sobskiy fish farm has many unique characteristics. Suffice to say that it is the largest Russian enterprise built in the Arctic region. Its main purpose is to recreate population of valuable fish species in the lower Ob basin. In particular, a new breeding stock of the muksun, harvesting of which is banned in the whole Yamal territory, is to be formed at this farm. The ultimate goal of the project is to implement the strategy of import substitution in the sphere of food industry of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
According to the projections of experts, the rated capacity of the farm in the near future will grow up to 100 mln of fingerlings a year. Though the farm is now working in its pilot production mode, first results of its operations have been already obtained.
During 2016 season, a total of approximately 2.5 mln of muksun fingerlings were gradually released in the Ob basin. The average weight of fingerlings released is 2 grams, and the species are capable enough of surviving on their own in the natural environment.
Within three years, the farm is planning to reach its 100% capacity, while first results of it are expected to reveal themselves in 7-8 years. In the end, the whole basin of the Ob will contain juveniles of the whitefish species.