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China: Complete greenhouse project BUCG6 in process
In 2017 Prins Group built a complete greenhouse project for HortiPolaris, the Agri-Branch company under BUCG6 in China. The project of 3.3 hectares, comprises 2.2 hectares with tomatoes, 2,000 sq. m. of hydroponic lettuce and 2,000 sq. m. of young plants propagation. In a previous article the company tells more about what kind of project BUCG6 is. Recently their commercial colleagues went to China and visited greenhouse project BUCG6. During this visit they spoke with Dan Xu, the CEO of the project.
The reason to build a complete greenhouse like this, was because of the potential of modern agriculture in China. Beijing is a big city with approx 21 million people, so the demand for fresh and safe vegetables is large. Because of this BUCG6 decided to step into agriculture business.
BUCG6 chose to work together with Prins Group, because Prins Group is specialized in building complete greenhouse projects and has lots of experience and know-how. The two parties have known each other for more than 4 years, that was a good base to start the project.
BUCG6 is a unique complete greenhouse project in China with a propagation area with ebb and flood table system, artificial lights, and cooling system. The tomato greenhouse with double screens and lights is so far the largest in the Beijing area. Because of this many people are interested to visit the project. “Government people and business partners of BUCG6 are fully impressed when they visit the project. They are also surprised by the production, automation and sustainability. All this changed the mindset of agriculture in China”, Dan says.
Dan has several years of experience with tomato growing in the Netherlands, which helped him to choose tomato as his main cultivar. Because of the Chinese eating habits Dan believes that lettuce has great potential in the future. That’s why he flew two times to Prins USA to learn about the advanced fully automated lettuce system and decided to build one in his greenhouse as well. The target market for his products are mainly high-end and mid-end level market.
Dan is satisfied with the complete greenhouse project. "The quality and yield of the products are remarkable."
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Publication date: 7/11/2018
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