The Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) contracted greenhouse manufacturer CMF for the construction of a high tech research facility to support the development of Bangladesh's growing jute industry. Jute's flexible fibres are used in many sectors of the economy (textiles, packaging, cosmetics etc.), but the plant itself is cultivated for just four months of the year. The BJRI’s goal is to create the perfect conditions for testing new varieties of jute suitable for year-round cultivation.
CMF has designed Bangladesh's first high-tech greenhouse to a strict set of technical specifications issued by the Bangladesh Jute Research Institute. The greenhouse is composed of 6 cells recreating different climates, all connected to a weather station controlled by a climate computer. Designed and manufactured by the CMF team in France, the greenhouse was assembled on-site by local teams with assistance from CMF.
• Glazed research greenhouse with a total surface area of 200m2: 6 cells of 25 m2, 1 central corridor.
• Very high greenhouses, with double ventilation at ridge.
• Internal and external thermal and shading screens.
• Anti-insect protection with forced air ventilation.
• Air conditioning by cold water and full occultation for 2 cells.
• Mist spray and drop-by-drop irrigation system.
• Super high-intensity physiological lighting.
CMF exports its French expertise all over the world. Asia is a focus market for them; the firm has been operating from a regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the past five years, and this October the South-East Asia team brought in the prestigious contract for the Jute research facility to boost the country's economic development.
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