Written on July 03.2020

Project update week 27: 'keep it going...!'

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On the day Canada celebrated 'Canada Day', last Wednesday, in the Netherlands July 1st is known as the so called 'National Cucumber Day' . The 'official' start of the 'cucumber season'. Traditionally a period in which everything and everyone takes a step back due to holidays. Or so it is said. At Havecon, the cucumber time is hard to find. We just keep it going :-). Are you watching and reading along with this week's project update? We would like that! And again we have a lot to share with you...

Ontario Plants Propagation (OPP)

We are in full swing at the Ontario Plant Propagators! The sandwich gables will be completed still this week. In the meantime we are busy with pulling of the crop thread and the installation of the heating. We are nearing the end of this project!

Pure Flavor

We have come a long way at Pure Flavor! At the moment, the screen cloth is retracted into the new greenhouse and the gable screens are mounted by Holland Scherming. In addition, Voorwinden has already started pulling the crop thread and ground cloth. But more is happening! JV Energy is driving in 51mm tubes to hang them up, paint and weld them. Finally, JV Energy is responsible for the construction of the hot water storage tank. Good activity in Staples (ON). It is already starting to look like a real cultivation facility!

JEM Farms

The construction of the greenhouse in Ruthven (ON) in Canada is accelerating. Barely two weeks ago we started with the steel construction and last Tuesday the first glass was put on again! Meanwhile, a quarter of the cover glass is already on it. The installation of the air mechanism is also at full steam. In about two weeks, the installation of the mesh, fencing and heating will start. A client with a 'big smile' shows again in this project that speed and quality can go hand in hand very well!

RedSun

The greenhouse cover is (glass) closed at RedSun. This and next week we are working hard on the air mechanism. JV Energy is now busy with the piping for the heating. About a quarter of this work has been completed yet.
The screening provided by Alweco / Westland has also started. In the first block of a total of three, the nylon wires are currently being driven in, followed by the pull wires. JV and Tebarex will start digging for heating and irrigation piping next week. Finally, the construction of the warehouse is now also on steam: Voorwinden is now busy with the sandwich and gables.

Twin Creeks

Another project in the final phase of construction. The warehouse is fully finished and Voorwinden is currently busy closing the gables. The first front gable is already finished and work is now being done on the other side. But people are also busy within the greenhouse. The screening provided by Alweco / Westland is almost complete. Starting next week, the screen can be withdrawn. Voorwinden can then start pulling the crop wires.

Proplant

The preparatory work for the construction is in full swing at project Proplant. Construction of the warehouse will start next week. With regard to the greenhouse, digging of the rainwater discharge system will start soon.


European works

Overgaag

The first European project is that of the Overgaag nursery in the center of Dutch Westland. The momentum is also good there, because we are well ahead of schedule! Glazing is in full swing there and the same applies to the installation of the air mechanism.

Serres d'Isigny

Another project in the final phase of construction. In France, a lot of hard work has been done, which means that we will start finishing the greenhouse and warehouse from next week.

Grootscholte/4 Evergreen

The deck is closed in Westdorpe in Dutch Zeeland! The air mechanism has also been completed. The gables are planned for the coming weeks and after that the finishing work can start.

Baanheidehof 2

The preparatory work of our second project for Baanheidehof this year has been completed. That clears the way for construction; the first steel will therefore go up in the foreseeable future.

Kwekerij de 3-Hoek

The concrete work was completed and excavation work for the rainwater discharge in Hoek van Holland (NL) started earlier this week. Steel construction to start next week!

Dick van der Gaag

New project! We recently completed a project in the Dutch Noordoostpolder, more specifically the town of Luttelgeest, but soon we will be able to get back there for Dick van der Gaag. It concerns a tomato greenhouse of over 3 hectares. The marking of the edges of the future greenhouse is taking place today and with that this project has officially started. Keep an eye on our online channels for updates!

Cambridge HOK - Beeswax

Construction is progressing steadily in the UK! The air mechanism also goes like a rocket. The start of the glazing will therefore not take much longer!

Gebr. van Duijn

The last project of this update is Gebr. van Duijn in Westdorpe. There, the concrete work was completed this week. Digging of the drain for the rainwater discharge will start within two weeks. Construction should start at the end of this month.

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