The first part of the rebuilding of Globe Plant Brielle has been completed. A great deal has already been done at the Bollaarsdijk, but a lot still needs to be done before the first plants can be cultivated.
More than 70 people work for different companies on the site during the day, which makes coordination and harmonization very important.
Before the deed had been signed, most of the orders had already been given, most of the materials had been purchased, and various plans had been made and revised. Paul Grootscholten and Thijs van de Westelaken were continuously working on this, guided by AAB.
The starting signal was then given by Knijnenburg-Zwirs: removing the concrete path and raising the heating pipes already produced a completely different view. After that, Zwirs Horti Projects converted the braces, installed extra ventilation sections, moved the vents, and reinforced the structure at the points where there will be gables, doors, and other facilities.
Not long after this, Huisman Scherming started adjusting the existing screening and preparing the new second screening.
After some space was created, the groundwork was started by Kroes Westland so that Enthoven Techniek could install the underground pipes for the water system. At the same time, Verkade heating is working on the heating system, and Enthoven Techniek started preparing the climate system and the further electrical installation.
Soon, Aannemingsbedrijf Kroes will start with the preparations of the concrete floors, and at a later date, Robur spraying robots and VLP high-speed doors will be installed.
Peter, Globe Plant's technical man, walks among the supervisors every day to answer the necessary questions and to ensure the practical daily coordination of parties. He too, is tackling various jobs in order to be ready for the start of the new warm plant season.
A fortnightly construction meeting is held to discuss current affairs, greater coordination, and the review of the schedule, where it is important that everyone discusses their work with each other.
Curious about the progress of the construction? Henk van Dam and Johan Grootscholten will be at the Horti Contact days in Gorinchem this week (10, 11 & 12 May) and will be happy to tell you more about it. The company can be visited at stand C135.