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Combining aquaponics and hydroponics in a 2 hectare Bahrain facility

After a lot of hard work, a 2-hectare aquaponics greenhouse in Bahrain has been in use for a couple of months now. The project was designed by grower and greenhouse builder Kingpeng, who also constructed the project. 

The project being realized

The greenhouse is an expansion of a 2016 built greenhouse, a project that was the first mature, commercial aquaponics greenhouse in the GCC region. "The farm has played an important role in the local food and vegetable supply shortage during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021", says Liang Qi with Kingpeng. Now the facility has expanded by another two hectares.

The expansion includes both a hydroponic and aquaponic area. To realize accurate fertigation for the different kind of plants in the hydroponics area, a fully automatic computer control system and fertigation system is used. To make the most use of the available space, a combination was chosen, including growing gutters, Dutch buckets, DFT hydroponics, and an ebb&flow nursery floor. 

The aquaponics area uses modern fish-feeding facilities, making it possible to use the fish's wastewater as a plant nutrient. In the facility, tilapia will be grown. According to the grower, this has become one of the most popular freshwater fish in the GCC region over the past few years.

Ever since it started in 2016, Kingpeng has supplied the greenhouse and related equipment for the grower. "The project is becoming bigger and bigger. Thanks to the high quality of our products and services, our customer could develop from the initial test 5 years ago to the comprehensive management of the whole farm, that now includes several kinds of greenhouses (PC Sheet, film, tunnel & net farms)", says Liang. "We hope this greenhouse will enlarge the market for the grower and will contribute to the new age for the desert indoor agriculture, which we at Kingpeng are proud to be a part of." 

For more information:
Beijing Kingpeng International Agriculture Corporation
7th floor, Advanced Material Building, Feng Hui Zhong Lu, Haidian District,
Beijing, China, 100094
Tel.: +86 58711536
Fax: +86 587117560

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