About us

Mission

It is estimated that by the year 2050, close to 80% of the world’s population will live in urban areas and the total world population will have increased to 9 billion in 2050. The demand for agricultural products in 2050 is expected to double compared with demand in 2000. A very large amount of land may be required for agriculture, depending on the change in yield per hectare. Scientists are concerned that this large amount of required farmland will not be available and that severe damage to the earth will be caused by the added farmland. Vertical farms, if designed properly, may eliminate the need to create additional farmland and help to create a cleaner environment.[1]

1. The Vertical Farm Project. 2009. “Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond.” http://www.verticalfarm.com/

 

Deep Arctic Water shares these concerns and we are working together with our suppliers and customers to realize a sustainable global solution. In 2008 we engineered a greenhouse structure that enables farmers to combine their diverse high-tech farming, water treatment and energy solutions into this flexible greenhouse structure on open water, rivers and lakes. Combing all high-tech innovation from various markets (Agriculture, offshore, and Energy) we realized an efficient, low cost, cradle to cradle way of producing high quality food for the future. 

The founder of Deep Arctic Water is born in the year of the dragon and has been known for a long time as an economist and innovator. This influenced the mission of Deep Arctic Water profoundly, and is the main reason why Deep Arctic Water keeps attracting partners and employees that thrive innovation and want to share knowledge in an unprecedented global way.

The entire management is committed to innovation and keeps looking for new opportunities in innovations, and efficiency, where politicians and most competitors still see threads. These roots helps our company to think "out of the box", seek adventure, trade with passion, and yet stay with 2 firm feet on the ground, or in Deep Arctic Waters’ case: “Seavis Tranquillus In Undis”, meaning: amidst fierce waves we will remain calm! By working hard, together, and by never stop improving our work.

 

Marketview

Because of the expected exponential growth in demand for agricultural products we expect to expand our projects in East Asia to the rest of Asia in a few years. In 2010/2011 the logistical food flows to China and India still comes from abroad.[2]. With the Deep Arctic Water project China and India can produce more efficient cost effective and high quality food near their immense metropolis.   

 

2. ABN AMRO Managing Director Global Head Agricultural Commodities, presentation2010


  • Global food production must increase
  • Deep Arctic Water has the capacity to dramatically boost production
  • The high-tech industry in The Netherlands ensures changes in yield per hectare
  • Domestic development through high-tech agriculture
  • Domestic market will serve as a stabilizing factor

The main markets of Deep Arctic Water will therefore lie the coming 3-5 years in the metropolis in South-East Asia, and India. In these regions there is a ever growing demand for sustainable high quality food.  The high opportunity costs of the fertile land makes it more and more expensive to produce food near large metropolis like Shanghai in the traditional way.

In 5-10 years Deep Arctic Water wants to be the biggest sustainable producer of vegetables, flowers, fish and meat for the metropolis in Asia and South America, with always a local government engagement that must ensure the ratio that at least 20% of the partners are local farmers from that region; food needs to be produced local to local.

Because of the projectmanagement based organizational structure Deep Arctic Water is able to execute multiple projects simultaneously together with our partners.