NEOM’S Horticultural Greenhouse Project Signs Major Contract

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NEOM’S Horticultural Greenhouse Project has officially signed a major contract with Van Der Hoeven, a Dutch greenhouse firm. In a nutshell, the project’s development will establish an ‘artificial climate’ conducive environment for the cultivation of crops.

Quite impressively, the greenhouse project strives to enable the regions in unsuitable traditional agriculture conditions, to meet growth demands and needs. Spearheaded by Mohammed bin Salman, NEOM boasts a colossal investment of $500 billion. The entire development strives to build a technologically advanced metropolis within the temperate vast region of Tabuk province.

According to an official statement, the project’s $120 million contract with the Dutch greenhouse firm will include responsibility for its design as well as construction. Moreover, it will feature the building of two trial facilities, that will be located along the fringes of NEOM. Official reports further noted that the test facilities spread across 110,000 square meters. Additionally, the facilities will be equipped with a solar and seawater-driven cooling system. Official sources revealed that the system will not depend on using fossil fuels. 

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NEOM’S Horticultural Greenhouse Project Massive Area

NEOM’S Horticultural Greenhouse Project spans an area reported to be equivalent to 15 soccer fields. Thus, the development as a whole, serves as one of the top most, and substantial food technology investments undertaken by the Saudi Arabian Government.

Recently appointed CEO of Van der Hoeven, said the firm aims to offer quality and sustainable horticultural solutions to the project. Additionally, Michiel Schoenmaeckers remarked that the firm targets to deliver to the highest of environmental as well as technical standards. Conclusively, the CEO stated that the development will push the horticultural industry forward, on a global scale, especially with efficient water management. In addition to carbon-neutral climate control as well as artificial intelligence (AI) driven crop growing and harvesting.