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Melons grow year-round in this 5.3 ha greenhouse in Mexico

Mexico produces millions of melons annually, yet not all are cultivated in as unique a manner as those by Greennova. Last year, the company expanded with a 5.3-hectare greenhouse to provide an optimal growing environment during the colder winter months. VB is responsible for all climate systems at Greennova, covering a total of 15 hectares spread over three greenhouses.

"In the newest greenhouse, built in 2023, we have implemented a buffer tank of 3,300 m3, which has enough capacity to maintain an ideal temperature through various mixing groups, rail tubes, and 'crop pipes'," explains Nanne Bentvelzen, Technical Sales Manager at VB. "Additionally, heating was supplied to the existing greenhouses of the company, thereby improving the overall energy efficiency of Greennova."

Thanks to the collaboration with VB, Greennova was able to increase its production capacity while maintaining the quality of the melons. It is an example of how VB realizes customized solutions for its clients – something they have built a considerable track record in, with sustainability at its core.

"As a company, we have played a significant role in the development of geothermal projects in the Netherlands," offers Michel Winkel, CCO as another example. "As a market leader in the design and realization of the entire above-ground installation, we have installed 80% of the existing geothermal sources." Further VB projects in the Netherlands, such as Hoogweg Paprika Nurseries, Looye Tomatoes, Green Valley, Rijk Zwaan, and Beekenkamp, illustrate the design and application of sustainable climate installations. "By integrating advanced high-tech climate solutions, including innovative geothermal systems, we contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and optimizing resources in the Dutch horticulture sector."

Internationally, projects like Greennova and Dinvertech in Mexico are currently underway, as well as for Agro Care in Tunisia, Little Leaf Farms and Nourse Farms in the United States, and for Kinghaven in Canada in collaboration with Atrium Agri partner Havecon. VB is bringing advanced climate technology to new markets, thus contributing to global sustainability efforts. "We continue to lead by applying innovative technologies, such as precision irrigation and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. These approaches are essential to making the horticulture sector more sustainable and adaptable to changing climate conditions, both nationally and internationally," concludes Edward Verbakel, CEO.

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