Porta Nova builds expansion at Waddinxveen location

Rose breeder Porta Nova will build an expansion right across the road from the Waddinxveen location at the Abraham Kroesweg. Over 8,5 hectares of greenhouse will be constructed within a couple months. The first signs are already there. Small wooden stakes have been put at every spot where later a wooden foundation pole will be piled into the ground. This gives away the outline of the greenhouse. This will be another great project for Havecon close to the head office.

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Brabander Zantman almost ready for first plants

A relatively small project almost next door to our own office. Small, yet built according to the highest standards. Everything is there. The complete steel structure is powder coated in white, tempered glass vents, connected to an already existing greenhouse, irrigation, suspended grow gutters, new service building with office... You name it, and it's there. But this isn't just a small greenhouse. This is the new demonstration greenhouse for De Ruiter Seeds. A very sunny day gives us a good opportunity to take a look at the construction progress.

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Celebratory start of construction of greenhouse and R&D facility Bayer Nunhems

In the last couple of years Bayer has bought 110 acres of ground in Nunhem, The Netherlands, on which it is planning to build 50 acres of greenhouse in the next years. On Tuesday 3rd of October construction started on the 6-acre greenhouse and 180,000 sq.ft. R&D facility with the celebratory piling of the first pole. It will be called 'GreenEx', and the largest R&D investment in the history of the company will strengthen its global position on the vegetable seed market. The focus will be on cucumbers and tomatoes at first, with other crops following soon.

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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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