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Black & Veatch Designs First-of-a-Kind Advanced R&D Facility for Cultivated Seafood in Singapore
Shiok Meats, Southeast Asia’s first cultivated seafood and meat company and the world’s first cultivated crustacean company, announced the official opening of their ‘Mini’-Plant located at their Singapore headquarters in Innovate 360.
Black & Veatch collaborated with Shiok Meats for the conceptual design and layout of their first-of-a-kind advanced research and development facility for cultivated seafood, officially opened by Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms. Grace Fu in November.
The new facility will help Shiok Meats, the world’s first cultivated crustacean company, scale-up production of cell-based crustacean meat products, targeting commercialization by 2023.
Dr Sandhya Sriram (Group CEO & Chairman) (R) and Dr Ka Yi Ling (CTO) (L) are the co-founders of Shiok Meats.
“Building the Mini Plant is a big milestone for us. Our production facility, which is due in the next 18 months, will be an extension of this Mini Plant in terms of engineering design and foundation. This new facility allows us to scale the cultivated seafood production gradually and strategically to ensure a comprehensive manufacturing model and top-notch products,” said Dr. Sandhya Sriram, Group CEO & Co-founder, Shiok Meats.
Shiok Meats mini-plant bioreactor room.
“Reshaping our food system will require massive change. We are proud to assist Shiok Meats in achieving this important milestone in transforming the future of food,” said David Ziskind, Director of Engineering at Black & Veatch NextGen Ag. “Innovation and sustainability are core to our engineering and construction solutions as we help companies bridge the gap between science, research and development, engineering, and commercialization to bring new food products to market, at scale. We’re excited to support Shiok Meats in their scale-up efforts to create better and more sustainable food by leveraging biotechnology to enhance global food security.”
Minister Grace Fu and Shiok Meats management team.
“Market innovators, like Shiok Meats, are edging closer to creating clean and sustainable seafood products that provide a much-needed additional and alternative source of protein for rapidly growing and increasingly affluent consumers, particularly in Asia. We’re proud to partner with companies like Shiok Meats who share our passion for creating a more sustainable planet and guide them through early technology readiness levels to full commercialization,” said Hoe Wai Cheong, President, Asia Pacific and India Markets, Black & Veatch.
Shiok Meats is run by a first-in-class team of scientists, innovators, management professionals, and entrepreneurs with decades of industry experience.
Black & Veatch provides emerging companies and established manufacturers with end-to-end services from early-stage design and innovation to turnkey facility design. The company is equipped to handle every stage of the project lifecycle from process and development to engineering through the design and construction of a pilot scale or commercial manufacturing facility. The company serves sectors including traditional food and beverage as well as future-food technologies like controlled environment agriculture, alternative proteins and aquaculture.
About Shiok Meats
Shiok Meats is the first cultivated seafood and meat company in Southeast Asia and the first cultivated crustacean (shrimp, lobster, crab, crayfish) company globally to bring sustainable, healthy, cruelty-free, and delicious cultivated meat to the world.
Cells can be obtained from a small sample of shrimps or other crustaceans and grown in a nutrient-rich broth.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, it has helped clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of its most important infrastructure assets. The company's revenues in 2020 exceeded US$3.0 billion.
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