On the 16th of March 2017, Kenyan Cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mr. Willy K. Bett and Dutch Ambassador Mr. Frans Makken officially opened the new Aqua feed factory of Unga Holdings Ltd in Nairobi, Kenya.
The new feed plant of Unga farms is designed to produce 5.000 tons per year of high quality floating fish feed for the East African Market.
It is the first establishment of this size in East Africa, that will responds to the high demand for fish feed. With the new plant, Unga Farms Ltd. creates the opportunity for local fish farmers to increase their output and lower their productions costs per kg.
Ms. Isabella Ochola Wilson, Unga Holdings Ltd. board chair says: “In line with our Vision of “Nutrition for Life”, Unga has taken a bold step – investing, with the support of funding from the Dutch Government – Kshs. 225,000,000 in a state-of-the-art fish feed production facility to serve an aquaculture industry still in its infancy.”
For the design of the plant, Unga Holdings Ltd. cooperated intensively with the dutch companies Ottevanger Milling Engineers, Almex – Extrusion, Nutreco/Skretting and Larive International. The companies work together in the Dutch Public-Private partnership program, FoodTechAfrica(FTA).
Ottevanger Milling Engineers was responsible for the engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of the complete process equipment.