Gonvarri Agrotech has successfully completed a turnkey project for a gothic greenhouse at La Huerta de Hualdo in El Carpio de Tajo, Spain

17 August 2023 | Int. Greenhouse Guide |

The sustainable agro-industry division of Gonvarri, Agrotech, was responsible for the construction of the High-Tech greenhouse, which is nearly 1,500 square meters and 7.5 meters high.

The greenhouse consists of two separate sections within the same structure: one for organic agriculture (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, and eggplants) and the other for hydroponics (raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries).

Gonvarri Agrotech not only carried out the greenhouse’s construction but also managed the automation of the greenhouse and the open-field crops. The project presented various challenges, all of which were successfully resolved:

•  Wide temperature variations between winter and summer months were addressed through the greenhouse’s large volume of air due to its height, the use of multiwall polycarbonate, natural ventilation systems, and the installation of a mixed thermal shading screen. This solution reduces the temperature inside during the central hours of summer days while retaining heat during winter, resulting in significant energy savings.

•  High temperatures during the summer were reduced installing a fans and pads cooling system that reduces the temperature by water evaporation, forcing hot air to pass through wet cellulose panels.

•  Limited use of chemical products for pest control was achieved by installing anti-insect nets in the ventilation systems, preventing  the formation of pests that could damage the crops. Maintaining a biologically controlled environment is crucial, especially in organic farming like this project. This gothic greenhouse serves as a complement to the large ecological project of La Huerta de Hualdo.

About Gonvarri AgroTech
Gonvarri Agrotech is a specialized division of Gonvarri Industries that provides sustainable and technologically advanced solutions for the agro-industrial sector. With a focus on innovation, efficiency, and environmental respect, Gonvarri Agrotech aims to promote responsible and sustainable agricultural growth and food production. For more information, visit: www.gonvarriagrotech.com/en

About Gonvarri Industries
Gonvarri Industries has more than 6,000 employees in more than 27 countries through 54 factories, 29 distribution centres and offices from which it supplies metal solutions for the Solar Steel, Metal Structures, Service Centres, Material Handling, Precision Tubes, Electromobility and Laser sectors. For more information www.gonvarri.com


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