Consulting & Projects
We do consulting, design, project planning and execution of Aquaponics and Aquaculture systems in Recirculation.
From the smallest home systems to commercial greenhouse or large indoor installations.
The productive unit, installed in a greenhouse or indoor, guarantees productivity throughout the year, suffering low seasonal influence, which is an interesting opportunity to produce in counter-cycle, taking advantage of the periods of the year in which certain vegetables are scarce and, consequently, of greater market value.
Aquaponics Iberia has the know-how and experience in the design and installation of units ranging from the domestic to the commercial scale, that is, from small greenhouses of 10 m2 (or smaller) to productive units with several thousand square meters. It should be noted that, in the larger commercial systems, our installation option passes through the modular solution of 500 m2. This means that, with the 500 m2 aquaponic system as limit, for larger systems, we chose to replicate the 500 m2 module. As an example, a 1,000 m2 greenhouse will contain 2 modules of 500 m2, a 1,500 m2 greenhouse will have 3 modules and so on.
An aquaponic module of 500 m2 may have different levels of production depending on the density load chosen and the safety margin to be used in order to run greater or lesser risks.
Starting an Aquaponics or Aquaculture Project
Our methodology of work in aquaculture and aquaponics projects involves several distinct stages, which require approval and prior acceptance by the client.
Project development, step by step
As you probably know, the beginning of an aquaponics or aquaculture project is a complex set of processes.
All the information gathered and analyzes carried out at an early stage are very important in an aquaponics project, in order to minimize errors in the later stages, avoiding serious problems in the final stages.
To get started, get in touch with us and let us know your expectations and goals. We will respond to you as soon as possible with suggestions on the best ways to get your project underway. The identification of the site, its characteristics and the technical feasibility analysis will be the first steps in the development of your aquaponics project.
Our consulting and implementation services are paid, have associated costs and the values are determined as soon as both parties agree on the scope of our services and work that should be developed.
All proposed phases are independent, but we will not advance to a later stage without the previous one being completed and approved. Thus, all steps are optional but their execution always depends on the execution of the previous ones. All the steps will, in the final phase, give rise to a proposal for the next step:
The Aquaponics Iberia team has the training and experience to design, install and promote Aquaponics and Aquaculture projects in recirculation, in public and private spaces, presenting itself as a pioneer and ideal partner in this type of investment in Portugal, Spain, Madeira , The Azores, Canaries Archipelagos and in Portuguese-speaking African countries.
Site Evaluation Visit
Visit to the site of project implementation, to survey the aspects related to the terrain, water, climate, existing infrastructure and relevant technical and economic information. All existing requirements, constraints and facilities should be identified. The visit will result in a Local Assessment Visit Report, with the information collected, conclusions and recommendations.
Detailed project to be implemented, with system design, identification of the various phases of implementation, tasks, requirements, equipment, materials, techniques, labor, production estimates and budgeting.
Execution of the services related to the physical implementation of the project, ie, the works that will implement the project, in order to provide all the equipment and materials and build the entire system until becoming operational.
Customer training about system maintenance and operation.
As an option, a maintenance / consulting agreement on the installed system, providing for the provision of periodic services, tailored to the client’s needs.
Forms of Profitability
Aquaponics responds as positively as possible to the issues of natural nutrition and environmental sustainability and begins to gain popularity as a food production system. The production system itself is attractive and attracts the curiosity of a wide range of consumers and the general public, including children.
In addition to the evident profitability of food production, other sources of profitability are quite interesting in aquaponics facilities, such as periodic gastronomic events, theoretical-practical workshops and guided visits to the facility. The workshops and guided tours can be adapted and directed to different segments of the target audience and age groups, from those interested in this type of activity, to the general public who are interested in nutrition and will be interested in producing their own food, until school groups who can visit the production system and learn in a very appealing way, from a pedagogical point of view.