Early February VB from De Lier, the Netherlands, started with the delivery of the materials for a complete heating and steam system for the greenhouse complex of HFT Seed Services in Potrero Carrillo (province Jalapa), Guatemala. VB specializes in complete greenhouse heating and greenhouse cooling installations.
Begin January, the contract with HFT Seed Services was signed and immediately the engineering department of VB started designing and ordering the materials. It involves the delivery of insulated underground pipes, steam pipes, mixing groups in the greenhouse and a complete tube rail system. The existing greenhouse of 36,000 m2 - also realized by VB - will be expanded with two new zones of 6 x 9,6m x 55m and 12 climate zones of 9,6m x 62,5m. The climate installation is connected to the existing boiler and heat storage installations.
The work conducted to date is successful and it is expected that the entire project can be delivered end of the summer, as scheduled.