Project Overview

The Cube Oceanarium was awarded two Guinness World Records for the world’s largest acrylic window and the world’s largest aquarium window. This incredible 8,500,000 litre main exhibit tank reaches 40 metres in length and 8.3 metres in height. This big viewing window is located in the heart of Chengdu’s newest, and largest, shopping precinct – Seaside City and hosts over 10,000 different species of marine life that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.

AAT are proudly responsible for the aquarium specialist construction works as well as supplying its specialty range of commercial life support systems installed on-site. AAT provided smaller exhibits fitted with skid-mounted life support system units. AAT were also contracted to support the operations management of the aquarium by providing training and on-site support for the first 12 months of operation.

Client Jialong Dragon Group

Time Frame 2013 to 2015

Team On-Site 100 AAT personnel

System Type Closed re-circulation system using artificial sea water

Total Water Volume 10,000,000 litres

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Chengdu, China
Cube Oceanarium | Advanced Aquarium Technologies
Cube Oceanarium | Advanced Aquarium Technologies
Cube Oceanarium | Advanced Aquarium Technologies

Scope of Works

Concept Development Services
Sketch & Schematic Services
Design & Engineering Services
Construct & Install Services
– Panels and Windows
– Tunnels
– Domes
Fibre Reinforced Polymer Tanks
– Exhibit tanks
– Processing tanks
– Quarantine tanks
Rockwork & Theming
– Base rock construction
– Corals
– Theming
Life Support System Services
– Foam Fractionators
– Sand Filters
– Bag Filters
– Bio Filters
– Titanium UV Filter
– Ozone Generators
– Heat Exchangers
– Heat Pumps
– Skid Mounted LSS Units
– Digital Control Systems
Livestock Sourcing & Relocation Services
Commissioning, Training & Handover Service
Aquarium Operations Services


Million Litre Main Tank


Staff On-Site


Months of Operator Management