At Montreahof in Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands, the new bell pepper plants were partly planted this month in a brand new greenhouse. An old greenhouse, which was already thirty years old, has given way to a new model with wider windows, better insulation and a more efficient layout. Grower Edwin van der Ploeg looks forward to start growing in the new greenhouse. He expects to achieve a higher production.
The yellow pepper nursery has a total of 7.5 hectares. The old 1.5-hectare greenhouse was due for replacement. It was demolished in mid-August. Then the new greenhouse was built by Havecon. "All the glass panes were installed before the weather became really bad," says Edwin satisfied. "That was well planned."
SDP panels in the facades
With a column height of 6.10 m, frameless skylights, 1.67 meters wide tempered glass panes, the new greenhouse is ready for a more energy-efficient cultivation. Thanks to the acrylic sheets in the façade, the rolling wall screens are no longer necessary.
"The old greenhouse required more labor. For example, we had a concrete path with a bend in it. In the new greenhouse the path is straight. The two screen installations that Huisman Scherming has installed, will certainly help to make the cultivation in this greenhouse more energy efficient."
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