Geothermal greenhouse complex in Dikili, Türkiye holds groundbreaking ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the 3-million square meter geothermal greenhouse complex in the Dikili district of Izmir, Türkiye.

The groundbreaking ceremony of the geothermally heated greenhouse to be put into operation in the Dikili district of Izmir, Türkiye, was held with the participation of the 28th Term Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) President Binali Yildirim and the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Prof Dr. Vahit Kirisci.

The facility, which will operate on a total area of 3 million 29 thousand square meters, will be the largest geothermal heated Agriculture-Based Specialized Greenhouse Organized Industrial Zone (TDIOSB) in Europe and Türkiye. We had previously reported on the plans to drill 7 geothermal wells for this project.

The project, whose total investment amount will reach 5 billion TL when completed, will contribute 1.6 billion TL annually to the national economy when fully operational.

In this area, 50 high-tech greenhouses with a minimum of 25 decares of geothermal energy heating, 35 industrial facilities where the produced products will be processed, packaged, and stored, a Greenhouse Training Center, and an R&D center will be established.

Eighty thousand tons of products will be obtained annually from the said area. It is planned to employ 3,500 people, 90 percent of whom are women, in the region.

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