ZAMBIAN tilapia producer Yalelo Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding with Famsun Limited, formerly Muyang Limited, to supply a turnkey dedicated aquafeed mill in Zambia.
Yalelo chairman Adam Taylor said the investment was modelled on the company’s goal of supporting the Zambian aquaculture value chain.
“The total investment of the project is roughly US$6 million and is expected to create over 75 high quality new jobs,” said Mr Taylor
Mr Taylor also said reliable supply of high quality aquafeed was necessary for a sustainable sector, including both for smallholders and commercial farms.
“Through the ultra-fine pulverization of raw materials, PLC automated micro-dosing and vacuum liquid coating, this mill should produce the highest quality floating aquafeed in Africa, including the only sub-1.0mm pellets.
“Combined with Zambia’s increasing volumes of non-GMO soy production, the finished product should provide exceptional value to the farmer and ultimately to the end consumer,” he said.
The facility would have an initial capacity of 25,000 tonnes per annum with modular design enabling ease of expansion up to 50,000 tonnes per annum. This capacity is expected to meet Yalelo’s own feed requirements along with those of the growing Zambian aquaculture sector.
At the centre of the mill would be the Famsun MY120 twin-screw extruder with capacity of 7.5 tonnes per hour and the new 3000 Series Famsun dryer.
Yalelo limited anticipates delivery of the equipment in early 2016 for completion of commissioning in late 2016.
Yalelo is a “proudly Zambian” aquaculture firm, sustainably producing tilapia on Lake Kariba for sale on the local market.
Founded in 2011, Yalelo has grown quickly to become a leading aquaculture firm in Africa.
Pristine water, locally produced fish feed and a robust cold chain results in a product quality and affordability that is transforming the customer experience.