Havecon to build 250,000 ft² greenhouse for Hydropothecary

Quebec medicinal marijuana grower Hydropothecary is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Havecon Projects for the delivery and installation of a 250,000 ft² Dutch designed, state-of-the-art Venlo style greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be built at the company's 65 acre Gatineau facility, with construction expected to begin in the fall of 2017. " This agreement will allow Hydropothecary to leverage Havecon's years of experience in delivering the highest quality products and supporting world-class growing operations, while meeting the our ambitious timeline", the company said in a press release. 

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Progress Royal Peppers: Glazing started

The entire lower part of Royal Peppers has been constructed in no time at all. In less than five weeks all trellies, gutters and columns have been placed, and the gables have been finished. The ridge has been put into its final position everywhere. The underground rain water discharge has been installed and is hidden from view. This is the time for the glazing crews to suddenly appear, itching to get starting. Last Friday it was time to start. Ever since construction started, progress has been closely monitored from above and from ground level, with man pictures and movies as a result. Almost every week the drone took a look in Waddinxveen to keep track of it all.

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Greenhouse construction is booming

Ever since the rise in glass covered vegetable cultivation in 2015 and 2016, many new greenhouses are being built. As is the case here in Berkel en Rodenrijs (Oostland) at tomato grower Solyco, owned by Gert-Jan van der Spek.

A new greenhouse appeared a couple months ago, at the place where Frank van der Burg used to grow tomatoes and Christmas Stars on 3.5 hectares. The old greenhouse has been demolished, and Solyco purchased the plot situated next to the current location, making it a total of 7 hectares. 

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First steel Ovata

The foundation works have been completed and the drainage tubes are safely hidden under a layer of soil. Now it's time to start working on a higher level. The first steel has been erected for the expansion of Ovata in Bleiswijk. There has been quite some rain in the last couple of days, which doesn't make things easier. This project has an extra challenge. Every row has a slightly different column and trellie. There have been quite some headaches with connecting the new greenhouse to the old one properly. Usually more than 90% of the columns and trellies are identical. That is not the case here.

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Construction progress Demers (Quebec) from above

Glazing started in May for the expansion of the greenhouse for the Demers family. Situated between Montreal and Quebec is the small town of Drummondville, and east of that town, next to the river that flows through Drummondville, construction works are nearing the end. At the moment the roof has been closed completely, and the gables are getting a finishing touch. A good time for our drone to visit our projects at the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, and have a look from above.

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