From idea to realization ( With Video ! )

22 April 2024 | Int. Greenhouse Guide | Delphy

Delphy guides new greenhouse projects from sketch until final realization by using a feasibility study, which is key for the execution phase and basis for financing. We support in finding partners and executive parties by starting up a tender procedure. After that the building guidance and full technical assistance during the cultivation process starts. This can be training the local management, advising (also on-line) and detaching one or more growers or farm managers.

The six steps below describe the approach Delphy has developed for turnkey projects.

  • 1. Feasibility study and functional design
    The first step is to get a clear overview of the horticultural project (greenhouse) and prepare a functional design, optimizing the crop conditions. We list the investments involved, and make a forecast of the (operational) costs and revenues for the next 5 – 7 years. A feasibility study carried out by Delphy provides an in-depth description of the viability of the project, payback time and cash flow during the project period.
  • 2. Financing
    Based on the feasibility study Delphy prepares an impartial and thorough “bankable business plan”. The Delphy experts explain the project and are your partner in convincing banks, governments and financial institutions about viability of the project plans. Important argument is the realisation of the expected yields. In certain countries Delphy has access to local grants for projects.
  • 3. Connecting partners
    Delphy connects international project opportunities to its worldwide network of partners who may be involved and add value in carrying out these projects. Partners are horticultural suppliers in the greenhouse industry, suppliers of seeds, trees, young plants, irrigation systems, horticultural equipment, climate computers or biological control.
  • 4. Tender procedure
    Creating a clear tender procedure and an evaluation of proposals based on this tender ensures a clear and transparent selection process. Delphy initiates the tender documents, organises the tender procedure and supports during the whole procurement process. As a respected knowledge partner Delphy optimizes the “value for money” of your investment, the choices to be made on lighting, greenhouse roofing or heating. Upon request we participate in contracting as well.
  • 5. Construction supervision
    During the construction phase of the project, Delphy makes sure that the realisation of the project is in line with the requirements of the project as described in the functional design (and as offered by the contractor). This is a precondition for the forecasted yields. We address deviations and potential risks upfront, and make sure these are settled immediately by the contractor.
  • 6. Cultivation
    Core strength of Delphy is optimizing cultivation. Delphy realises this in four ways:
    1. Recruitment and detachment of growers
    2. Training of local staff
    3. Visits by senior cultivation experts
    4. Online assistance. Support Desk acts on a remote base and endorses your local staff in the critical aspects of successful growing
    These four pillars guarantee good production results and create continuously local knowledge development.
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