Posted | Tuesday 9th August, 2011
Astec has one very unique offering not typically found off the North Sea coast - the ability to provide tenants with a year round supply of near tropical temperature seawater.
The team at Astec, the UK's first aquaculture business incubator centre, have developed a new CGI animation to explain in simple terms how this process works. The computer animated tour shows how we taps into seawater warmed by a neighbouring power station, filter and treat it before pumping it into our specialist wet labs. It also showcases the Centre's full range of facilities and highlights plans for future expansion.
This unique proposition is expected to attract a wide range of marine science businesses and researchers, as it enables a diverse range of aquatic plants and animals to be cultivated here all year round, and eliminates the cost and logistical difficulty of transporting and heating seawater for commercial or research purposes.
Emma Wilson, sales & marketing manager at Astec commented: "Ideally we like to show people round and let them see first-hand the fantastic facilities we have on offer here. When that's not possible, when we're talking to aquaculture professionals from other parts of the UK or from overseas for example, our CGI tour allows us to showcase the Centre and communicate visually a process that would be difficult to explain by conventional means."
Astec provides an ideal location for a wide range of marine science based commercial ventures and research activities. We offer private, scalable and fully customisable laboratory, office and outdoor production space, meaning we can cater for the diverse needs of start-up's and more established aquaculture businesses, as well as contract and project research.
To watch the CGI tour visit http://www.youtube.com/astecaqua