Project Sea Dragon

Location: Northern Territory, Australia

Project proponent: Seafarms Group Limited

Sector: Aquaculture

Investment type: Debt, equity and offtakes

Estimated total project cost: US$1.5 billion (stage 1 is US$240 million)

Investment amount sought: US$240 million

Project status: Proposed project

Project description

Project Sea Dragon is a multi-million dollar aquaculture project based in the Northern Territory (NT) and Western Australia (WA).

Project Sea Dragon will deliver the world’s largest integrated aquaculture development and at full scale will have the capacity to produce over 150 000 tonnes of black tiger prawns a year for export.

Project Sea Dragon is centred on a grow-out facility at Legune Station in the Victoria River District of the NT, 106 kilometres from Kununurra in WA. Other elements include a quarantine facility in Exmouth, a processing facility in Kununurra (both in WA), with a core breeding centre, a broodstock maturation centre and a commercial hatchery located near Darwin in the NT.

Stage 1 of the Project Sea Dragon facility at Legune Station consists of three farms with a total of 1120 hectares of land-based production ponds and associated infrastructure to produce over 12 000 tonnes of prawns each year. Construction is planned to start in mid 2019.

The Legune power station is to be delivered by a third party on a build, own and operate basis.

Final investment decision expected at the end of 2018.

Hand holding tiger prawn

Project proponent

Seafarms Group Limited is an Australian agri-food company which operates, builds and invests in sustainable aquaculture production platforms producing high-quality seafood. Seafarms is currently Australia’s largest producer of farmed prawns - growing, processing and distributing the well-known Crystal Bay Prawns® premium brand.

Seafarms Group Limited is listed on the ASX (ASX: SFG).

Map of north-west Australia showing locations for Founder Stock Centre, Exmouth, WA; Kununurra, WA; Legume Station, NT; Darwin Point Ceylon, Bynoe Harbour, NT.

Contact details

Seafarms Group Limited

Phone: +61 8 9321 4111

Anne Tan
General Manager, Strategic Infrastructure and Projects
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Phone: +61 8 8936 4206

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