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SSFS Seminar on Floating Farms for A Sustainable Future

Society of FLOATING SOLUTIONS (Singapore)

Friday, 24 August 2018 from 08:30 to 16:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

SSFS Seminar on Floating Farms for A Sustainable Future

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Join us for a one-day seminar on the Floating Farms for a Sustainable Future.

The objective of the seminar is to bring together experts and practitioners to share their know-how and expertise on floating farms ideas by using the sea/river/lake/reservoir as the new frontier for the cultivation of food.

As the world’s population migrates towards coastal areas, farmlands are under pressure for farming of livestock, fish and vegetables. Technology developed in the field of Very Large Floating Structures (VLFS) is applied to take food production through a quantum leap into a new dimension.

Our presenters from the Netherland, Japan and Singapore will be presenting a number of innovative ideas in floating farms that have been researched into, prototyped and put into small-scale commercial production. Please join us at this knowledge sharing and networking activity with the government planners, food production agencies, investors, civil and structural engineers, naval architects, architects, town planners, academics and students in the offshore industry, shipyard industry, classification societies and universities.  



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FREE for SIT STUDENT (upon presentation of student ID)

$60 for NON-MEMBER

$30 for MEMBER



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Cash: Payable at the registration desk

Cheque: Payable to "Society of FLOATING SOLUTIONS (Singapore)"


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0830 to 0930 Registration


0930 to 0945 Welcome, President’s Address


0945 to 1045 Lecture 1 – FARMING ON WATER

by Mr. Peter van Wingerden, CEO and Founder of Beladon

With land as a major constraint for farming, cities could also explore floating farms on water bodies such as reservoirs and sea space. This possibility is being translated into reality in Netherlands where Beladon, a Dutch company, has designed a closed-loop modular farming platform that can float on any water body. The platform is made up of individual units which can be scaled by a factor of two to five, and units can be connected with one another to form a mega floating farm. These can be reconfigured to suit specific farming and spatial requirements. Beladon is utilising this concept to pilot the world’s first floating dairy farm in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Currently under construction, the three-storey, 1,000 square metres floating dairy farm will be able to accommodate 40 cows on the top floor and produce approximately 800 litres of milk daily. The dairy processing, feed production and manure storage will be located on the two lower floors. This floating farm’s closed-looped system will integrate water supply and treatment, energy generation, waste processing, and feed production. This dairy farm is part of Rotterdam’s planned floating farm strip that could potentially expand to include a chicken, goat, and vegetable farm



by Mr. Leow Ban Tat, Founder & Managing Director of AME2 

Worldwide, aquaculture is a booming business as wild catch is fast diminishing while the fish consumption will increase by 20%.  In 2016, about 47% of fish are farmed and by 2030 with 60%  aquaculture production and most will be sea cultivation (FA0 2018).  Over 88% of this increase in aquaculture production will originate from the Asian region (FA0 2018).  This growth potential provides opportunities for Singapore to be the Centre of Excellence for Aquaculture. AME2 has developed an innovative and disruptive technology, we called it, Novel Offshore Advanced Hull system (NOAHs) Eco-Ark®, a closed containment flow through (EA-CCFT).  It is a sustainable high density floating fish farm.  It incorporates game-changing technology, which will set the standard for the global aquaculture’s food-fish production. Eco-Ark® is cost effective and has greater efficiency in (a) sea space optimization, (b) energy utilization, (c) human resource utilization, and (d) environmental management.   In summary, it can produce higher yields in a smaller footprint, use less energy and eco-friendly compared to any conventional sea fish farming methodology available today.  Eco-Ark®’ s NOAHs hull can be build of varying materials, not just steel or concrete.  Also designed & engineered to be unmanned and withstand harsh environments in deeper sea. This makes Eco-Ark® farm deployable in coastal and deep sea farming site. 


1145 to 1300 Networking Lunch


1300 to 1400 Lecture 3 – (Topic and Abstract: Pending) 

by Assistant Professor Dr. Shinji Sato, Nihon University

In this paper, by using "aquaculture possibility: algae energy / useful substance extraction" and "algae marine biomass production system: industrialization using algae marine biomass" by using aquaculture technology making use of regional characteristics We propose a new regional environment recycling type of industry. It is the most important point from the viewpoint of technology development to form "a community symbiosis recycling smart community aiming at marine environment creation cities" by making full use of the features and advantages of coastal areas spreading throughout Japan, especially local cities. In this paper, we will introduce a case study conducted in a corner of the Sakaide City Industrial Park of Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture facing the Seto Inland Sea, in order to make full use of the benefits of the ocean platform. In this project, we propose to use a fully closed plant factory or algae cultivation factory not as a single unit, but by laminating it and using it in combination. The concept of the basic configuration of this floating type complex plant is that the energy collecting device, artificial light plant and algae cultivating factory with different functions are collectively housed in a floating type marine platform, and mutual interference So that they do not overlap each other. If it is on land, these factories are to be built in separate buildings on a large site, but with the aim of trying to obtain efficiency and synergistic effect by integrating this factory and integrating the entire system vertically is there.


1400 to 1500 Lecture 4 – (Topic and Abstract: Pending) 


1500 to 1600 Tea Break


1600 End of Event



Dr. Tay Zhi Yung, Assistant Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology


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Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT@SP)
510 Dover Road
Lecture Theater 5B (LT5B)
Singapore, 139660

Friday, 24 August 2018 from 08:30 to 16:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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Society of FLOATING SOLUTIONS (Singapore)

The Society is established in December 2017. It is managed by volunteers, funded by membership subscription and public support. It is non profit making. It has successfully organized several public lectures including speakers from the US, Norway, and Japan as well from Singapore. The Society aims to address economic and environmental problems related to shortage of land in the ASEAN region. Please refer to our website for our mission statement, our background of our council members and our activities as well as articles published by our members.

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