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Dalsem and Agro-Invest choose Hoogendoorn for flexibility & reliability

Russia: First stage of the 238 ha greenhouse project is put into operation

At this moment a new greenhouse of 20 ha is under construction by Dalsem in the Kaluga region in Russia for Agro-Invest. This is the first stage of the in total 238 ha project. The Kaluga region is a special economic zone, located 300 km from Moscow. The local government is dedicated to diversify the local economy with the cultivation of tomatoes, cucumbers and vegetable greens. The goal is to become self-sufficient in the production of vegetables in the future. The choice for Hoogendoorn to provide high tech automation solutions to control all processes in the greenhouse is based on their flexibility, reliability and user-friendly software.

The greenhouses are fully equipped for the production of 10 hectares of tomatoes and 8 hectares of cucumbers. One hectare will be prepared for the propagation of young plants and seedlings and another hectare for the cultivation of herbs. The growing area is fully equipped with systems for heating, high pressure fogging, roof sprinkler system, substrate-irrigation, substrate cultivation, CO2 dosing, overhead (1000W), and intermediate (250W) lights and screens. The propagation and herbs areas are equipped with aluminum rolling benches, and ebb and flood irrigation. The energy building is equipped with four Rolls Royce Gensets of each 9,285MWe. Two of these Gensets are equipped with selective catalytic reactors for the production of CO2. Additionally, this building is equipped with four hot water boilers with a capacity of 11.6MWth each.

Besides the greenhouses, Dalsem also builds the industrial premises with the complete installation of the water utility room, cold rooms, offices and the loading and discharge section. Collection of rainwater and reuse of drainage water and purification of well water are included.

The climate computer plays an important role in the control of all processes in the 20-hectare business. Dalsem and Agro-Invest made a conscious choice for the Hoogendoorn climate computer iSii to manage every aspect, from climate to irrigation and energy. The most important reasons are the flexibility, reliability and user-friendliness of the system. On one hand it is very easy to switch languages ​​quickly. This allows the Dutch crop advisor and the Russian manager to log into the system and adjust the settings, each in their own language. In addition, all settings of the iSii climate computer are flexible configurable, allowing the computer to operate optimally at any given project.

For more information
Maha Benachir
T: +31 10 460 80 80
F: +31 10 460 80 00

For more information:
Dalsem Horticultural Projects B.V.
T: +31 (0) 15 269 5800
C: +31 (0) 6 270 541 92
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