Agro-Invest is a turn-key greenhouse project in the Kaluga region, a special economic zone located 300 km from Moscow. The first 20 hectare of the in total 100 hectare greenhouse complex has been in practice for 18 months. Partners Dalsem and Hoogendoorn have captured this inspiring project on video.
The Agro-Invest project is a state of the art greenhouse with high-tech systems of Dutch origin. Among its features are a 40 MWe power plant for generation of heat, power and CO2, high light levels and intermediate plant lighting, irrigation water re-use, integrated propagation area with own seeding and germination facilities and a grading system suitable for all type of cucumbers and tomatoes.
The greenhouse comprises 10 ha for the production of tomatoes (four varieties: one beef tomato variety, one vine tomato variety and two varieties of cherry tomatoes), 8 hectares of cucumbers and a 2-hectare propagation area for young plants and seedlings, plus a packing area/irrigation room and an energy building. This greenhouse complex will make a tangible contribution to the region’s goal of becoming self-sufficient in the production of vegetables in the longer term. This is the first stage of a project that will ultimately comprise a total of 100 hectares of greenhouse on 238 hectares of land.
Source: Hoogendoorn Growth Management/Dalsem.