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Dutch greenhouse builder BOM lands key GCC project

UAE-based Pure Harvest Smart Farms, the region’s leading tech-enabled agribusiness, has commissioned Dutch specialist contractor Bom Group to build its state-of-the-art high-tech farms as it expands its footprint in the Gulf region.

Engineering and construction works have already begun with a targeted completion date of Q1 of 2021, said Pure Harvest Smart Farms in its statement.

Upon completion, the facilities will be the most sophisticated commercial farm in the region, it added.

Bom Group is an innovative greenhouse manufacturer and a horticulture project developer, that has been serving the horticulture industry for more than half a century and has developed to become one of the largest and most innovative greenhouse building companies in the world.

The combined footprint of both projects in UAE and Saudi Arabia was roughly 120,000 sqm and would be producing a wide variety of high quality and safe tomatoes and leafy greens.

In the Middle East, Bom Group has a proven track record and is responsible for the design and installation of the Estidamah Research Centre, a water-saving greenhouse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Founder & CEO Sky Kurtz said: "Pure Harvest Smart Farms has a long-standing relationship with the leadership team at Bom Group that spans several years. As one of the pioneers in high-tech farming in the region, we are able to leverage our proprietary design insights and years of production data together with Bom Group to build climate-controlled greenhouses with capabilities to offer year-round, locally and sustainably grown fresh fruits and vegetables with efficient use of resources."

"We are now in a position to accelerate the development and market penetration of our innovative Agtech solutions and tapping into the expertise of the Bom Group will help us to achieve our growth aspirations," stated Kurtz.

"We believe that our solutions and capabilities will accelerate the adoption of technology for food production in the region, impacting food security, economic diversification and sustainability on a large scale," he added.

Bom Group Commercial Director John Meijer said: "Sustainable and environmentally conscious practices are at the core of how we build, and we are delighted to lend our global experience and knowledge as Pure Harvest expands in the region."

"Pure Harvest is poised to revolutionize commercial agriculture at a time when access to healthy foods is critical. Over the past months, due to the prevailing pandemic, from concept to execution, this partnership was completed carbon-free!," he added.
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