Seawater Delivery for Use in Aquaculture Development

by D. Namikas, Bechtel Corp, San Francisco, United States,
P. J. Ryan, Bechtel Corp, San Francisco, United States,
F. A. Locher, Bechtel Corp, San Francisco, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Seawater is used extensively in industrial and aquacultural developments world wide, and aquaculture in particular requires large quantities of seawater. Development and design of facilities for delivery of seawater depends strongly on the shoreline topography; the cost of the intake facilities often determines the economic viability of the project. Concepts for design of the intake include: Facilities located on steep shorelines. Facilities located on shallow beaches Facilities located on shallow beaches which have been converted to deep water intakes. The project discussed is a large shrimp farm which requires considerable quantities of seawater. To make the project viable, an economic, offshore intake was required; this required a new concept for the intake, called the intake flume concept, which the paper also discusses.

Subject Headings: Sea water | Agriculture | Water intakes | Shoreline | Building design | Topography | Economic factors | Beaches

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