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Major agreement for Construction of Aquariums in Brazil and other countries in South America.


Terramare e AAT has signed a cooperation agreement for the creation of a mixed capital company for the elaboration of Projects and Construction of Aquariums in South America.

Terramare – Consulting, Design and Construction of Aquariums Ltd and AAT – Advanced Aquarium Technologies Pty Ltd signed a cooperation agreement for the creation of a mixed capital company that will build Public Visiting Aquariums in Brazil and other South American countries.
Public Visiting Aquariums can be considered as “Water Zoos” that exhibit aquatic animals in their respective environments. They inform, they educate and cause an awareness in people that in turn brings care for the oceans, rivers and other freshwater environments. The attraction and fascination they exert makes aquariums one of the most powerful means of environmental education not to mention their tourism value. Worldwide there are hundreds of public visiting aquariums and new installations are being opened every year. Several cities and towns across Brazil either have or are preparing to install aquariums.
Terramare is a company associated with the Ubatuba Aquarium, and has fifteen years of experience designing, building and managing aquariums. Terramare has also participated in related projects, such as: Aquarium Ubatuba / SP; Oceanarium Aracaju / SE, Aquarium of the Rio Sao Francisco / BH; Aquariums School Park SABINA / SP Projects and recently the OceanariumBrasilat the Federal University of Rio Grande -FURG/RS; there is also the Pantanal Aquarium in the state of MatoGrosso do Sul.
AAT is an Australian company that has extensive experience in international class projects, and enjoys an excellent reputation in the sector. The company combines individual talents with extensive know-how and practical experience gained from a long list of major projects. These include Underwater World in Australia; Ocean Aquarium in Shanghai, China; Tivoli Theatre Aquarium in Denmark; Safisa Swim Reef Antalya in Turkey; Mega Mall Aquarium Kaunas in Lithuania, and there are others.
The partnership of Terramare and AAT is an amalgam of Brazilian and worldwide expertise. New concepts and technologies are being brought together and adapted to the Brazilian scene not forgetting the special needs of an emerging economy. Thus a real knowledge of Brazilian marine environments together with the highest standards aquarium design and construction promise the very best standards for aquarium building; furthermore practical experience, the highest technical and economic reliability mean feasibility and success for the various Brazilian undertakings.
The Executive Director of Terramare, oceanologist Hugo Gallo Neto, has expressed the following opinion “With an ever increasing demand for building bigger aquariums throughout the country and Brazil’s advances in technology the time is ripe for this partnership so that I believe we have found in AAT a company with international experience and an ideal partner, sharing the same principles of environmental conservation, excellence in design, creativity and innovation for the conception and realization of leisure and educational projects that combine the aims of Environmental Conservation with the Social and economic development”.
The partnership is supported by one of the most respected acrylic manufacturers, Evonik having the highest quality standard for the specification and production of acrylic materials for aquariums.
For further information please contact:
Hugo Gallo Neto (Diretor da Terramare):
Bruce Edwards (Diretor da AAT):

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