Energy Savers
South East

Gold Coast Tiger Prawns

Implemented
19
Energy Savings
243.2
Savings
Industry
Aquaculture
Product
Tiger Prawns
Location
South East
Irrigation
Flood
Pumps
Centrifugal
Technology
Variable Speed Control, Power Factor Correction

Summary

See how Gold Coast Tiger Prawns saved $40,000 per year in demand charges by fitting Variable Speed Drives to main pumps and the conveyors in the processing plant, as well as Power Factor Correction.  Energy savings of 19% in total consumption and carbon reductions of 243.2 t CO2-e have been achieved.

Farm profile

Gold Coast Tiger Prawns (GCTP), based in the rural locality of Woongoolba in the northern Gold Coast region, is one of Australia’s largest black tiger prawn farming operations with an annual production capacity of around 1,000 tonnes.

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Farmer feedback
GCTP recognised the energy savings and financial benefits made possible by switching to variable speed pumps and installing power factor correction equipment and made the decision to implement energy efficient systems.