Prins Group builds a special high-tech project

Since May this year Prins Group started to build a very special and challenging turnkey project in France. The greenhouses will serve as research centers for seed breeding. This project is carried out with pride for SAS Florimond DESPREZ Veuve et Fils.
Prins Group is currently building a turnkey horticulture project for Florimond Desprez, a family company from France. The project consists of two small greenhouses with total area of approx 1000 m². The greenhouses serve as research centers for seed breeding. Prins Group provides the engineering, production and realization of the project. Partner Stolze provides the greenhouses of irrigation, electrical and automation systems and partner Schep delivers heating and cooling systems. With this high technology organized by Prins Group and partners the whole project will be conducted to the wishes of the customer.
Unique to this project is that the seven several sections which the greenhouse consists, can all operate independently of each other. In this way the four seasons winter, spring, summer and autumn can be simulated per section indipendently. So it can be high summer in section one, while it’s winter in section four at the same time. These particular adjustments are necessary in order to bring back the seed breeding process from ten years to a process of approx seven years. In this way the research can be done much more quickly and it saves a lot of costs.

The development of this greenhouse is a whole new concept and a great challenge for Prins Group. Specifics on this project are the roof and the walls, which are provided with 16mm thick diffuse glass. This double glass is coated with antireflection, so the greenhouse can be provided with artifical daylight. The glass is adjust in a special way to make it even more isolating. The insulation value of this particular product is high, 1.8W / m²K.
When the outdoor temperature in August will be 25 degrees for example, the period of year in section 3 will be midwinter, there must be cooled considerably in that section to create that climate. That means the greenhouse has to be provided with a cooling system wich can operate per section. This will be vice versa for heating the greenhouse to create summer in the sections, while outside it’s winter.
And if there’s much light needed, then assimilation lights takes care of that. These systems are provided by Prins Group and its partners.
The exterior of the greenhouse is equipped with screen installations and twin gable screens. Two meters above the greenhouse there will be placed an outdoor hanging screen installation. These installations are placed, to keep out the heat, when it’s very hot outside.

Environmental awareness is high priority for the customer. That can been seen from the choice of materials and installations. Like with the different reverse osmosis installations. When the water will be filtered, cleaned and disinfected, it is ready for re-use.
Also at this project Prins Group takes care of: The Total Growing Solution.

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