Tomatoes from Tulsky will squeeze Chinese tomatoes out of the Russian market

The first phase of the greenhouse complex Tulsky with an acreage of 26 ha was launched in the village Rudny of Schekinsky district, Tula region (Russia) in January 2020. The new complex is part of Eco-kultura, the biggest greenhouse vegetable producer in Russia. The budget of the first project phase comprised 99.7 million euros. The production capacity of the first phase, according to preliminary calculations, should reach 22 thousand tons of vegetables a year. The whole project presupposes the construction of three phases with an overall acreage of 77.8 ha, and by 2022 should employ about 1200 local dwellers. GC Tulsky will be growing over 62.5 thousand tons of vegetables (cucumbers and tomatoes) a year.

It is planned to invest about 293.6 million euros in the project. Leading Russian specialists in horticulture took part in working out the project of the greenhouse complex. Contemporary glass greenhouses used in the complex would enable year-round production.

“The new greenhouse complex Tulsky is our biggest project in Central Russia. Its location will allow us to shorten the logistic chain and provide the population with fresh and tasty vegetables all year round. In the coming years we expect to fill the tomato niche and close the need for import in Russia”, shared the president of Eco-kultura, Mr. Aleksandr Rudakov.

The enterprise has already created 569 working places, the construction of the second phase is in progress, reported the representative of the regional Development Corporation.

Source: mk.tula.ru


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