De Heus inaugurates advanced aqua feed mill in Vietnam

02 October 20232 min reading

De Heus marks a significant milestone with the unveiling of their new aqua feed mill in Can Tho, focusing on sustainable pangasius feed production. This venture aligns with the 50th anniversary of namVietnam-Netherlands diplomatic relations.

On September 26, 2023, De Heus celebrated the grand opening of their new aqua feed mill situated in the Tra Noc Industrial Zone, Can Tho province. The ceremony was graced by dignitaries including H.E. Phung Duc Tien from MARD, H.E. Daniel Stork representing the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City, and Mr. Koen de Heus, CEO of De Heus Animal Nutrition. Over 600 attendees, including key figures from various MARD departments, local authorities, partners, and the media were present.

Positioned strategically in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the feed mill is primed to cater to the demands of the rapidly growing pangasius industry. It boasts an impressive capacity, aiming to produce 240,000 tons annually. Employing cutting-edge European and U.S. technologies, the production process adheres to international standards such as ISO 22000, BAP, and GLOBALG.A.P.

Mr. Koen De Heus, during the event, highlighted the importance of white fish products as a sustainable source of animal protein. He also emphasized De Heus's ongoing commitment to strengthening its position in the Asian and African markets, with Vietnam seen as a potential hub for aquatic protein production.

A notable feature of this venture is its proximity to the river port, facilitating efficient transportation. De Heus introduced an innovative bulk feed transportation system, promoting cost-effectiveness and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

In line with their sustainability initiatives, De Heus entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2023 to develop Vietnam's largest rooftop solar project for 2023, which will prominently feature at the Can Tho Aqua Feed Mill. This endeavor is projected to curtail 470 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

These combined efforts by De Heus reflect a broader ambition: to establish a competitive yet sustainable pangasius industry capable of adapting to climatic challenges while addressing the demands of global markets.

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