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Codema, Dalsem and Vifra to realize 81 million dollar project:
US: 32 hectares of medicinal greenhouses to be realized in New MexicoAn 81 million US dollar investment is announced by the Bright Green Group to realize a very impressive large scale medicinal production facility in the state of New Mexico. The project involves the retrofitting of an existing 10 hectare greenhouse facility into a propagation operation, while an additional 26,7 hectare of high end Dutch Venlo houses will be constructed as a production greenhouse.
Contracts have been signed and the construction of the project will start in the first quarter of 2016. Parties involved are Dutch greenhouse builder Dalsem, the Codema Group and the Italian supplier of high pressure fog systems Vifra.
This greenhouse structure on George Hanosh Blvd will be revamped into a state of the art propagation facility. The new large Dalsem greenhouse will be build on the other side of the road.
Dalsem Horticulture Projects BV will build the 267,000 sq meter (66 acres) state of the art glass greenhouse and a 16,000 sq meter (just under 4 acres) food grade warehouse facility. Both the greenhouse and warehouse are designed for the flowering production stage, manufacturing and oil extraction of potted type plants. Dalsem informs that local contractors will employ all hourly construction workers from the area to be trained to build the project over a 26 month period. Jan Pieter Dalsem:"I anticipate that from this development our company will be involved in other new projects in this area that will need workers that now have the skills, knowledge and experience”.
The Codema Group, a Dutch developer of total automation for greenhouse potted plants and cultivation systems, has signed contracts to fully automate the entire growing process. They will first install automation in the existing 10 hectare facility for pot filling, seeding/cloning, propagating and developing a seedling to a flowering stage.
Here they will also install machines from Logitec Plus; like a substrate mixing line, transport belts, and coco mills. Codema furthermore has designed special automation for the container grown plants to move around the greenhouse. The system will use robotics to adjust the plant density as the plants develop.
When te potted plants reach the flowering stage, they will move to the new 267,000 sq meter (66 acre) facility on the other side of the road, where they will flower in the greenhouse. After 45 days of specific 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark period, the grow containers will automatically arrive at the food grade warehouse for harvest and subsequent manufacturing and or oil extraction.
Michael Ploeg, Export Manager for the Codema Systems Group: “The system has the capabilities to track and identify the total production from propagation to the finished product. This allows the Bright Green Group to fully retrieve and report information about every single plant. In my opinion and experience this is the only way an operation can be compliant with anticipated laws, rules and regulations that are sure to be imposed by governments and lawmakers as this sector develops”.
Italian manufacturer of high pressure fog systems Vifra Italia Srl, will be responsible for the installment of the adiabatic cooling system. Vincenzo Russo of Vifra; "We have designed a system specially for this type of crop and cultivation method. The use of our system is crucial for the fundamental succes of the operation as the system is used to have better control of the climate in the greenhouse in the extremely sunny, dry climate that the growers have to deal with as the facility is located on 2,000 meter (6,400’) elevation, in Grants New Mexico."
Russo futhermore added that his company considers to open a local North American operation in the City of Grants to facilitate their anticipated sales in Mexico and Canada as well.
About the Bright Green Group:
The Bright Green Group of Companies is a closely held New Mexico Corporation. There are 125 investor shareholders that each invested $800,000 for 80,000 shares and together hold a total of 10 million shares. In addition, contributor, directors and board members collectively own 640,000 shares. Lynn Stockwell controls, owns directly or indirectly 17,452,400 shares representing 62.33% of the ownership. The company once developed will have real estate, cash and related equipment assets in excess of $120 million with no associated short or long term debt.
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