This year cold storage and panel builder Hans van der Meijs BV started building a large expansion and modification of the existing spaces for Berg Roses in Delfgauw, the Netherlands. In total, almost 3,000m2 of floor space will be realized.
In the first instance an extension of about 2,250m² has been finished against the existing hall, after which a large cold store, a buffer room, and an office space will be built by Hans van der Meijs BV. For the cold store, a used water chiller was installed with 12 used double-sided blowing evaporators.
Berg Roses had the desire to cool to 0.5 °C, because at this temperature the roses are asleep and not ripening. Incidentally, Berg Roses is progressive in this because conventional cooling temperature for roses is 2.0 °C. In order to guarantee the temperatures in the cold storage, they are divided into 4 temperature zones and are connected to a computer system that closely monitors the temperature.
In phase 2 of the project, the existing spaces will be rearranged. In phase 2 the unsorted roses will be stored for 1 day for the sorting process. Roses should first be on water for 24 hours at 2 degrees Celsius for the best sorting result.
Hans van der Meijs BV will dismantle the two existing cold stores and reuse the materials for the new 500m2 cold store. The existing cooling installation will be reused in the renovated building. Logistically this requires a lot of planning because Berg Roses will continue to operate during construction and many materials are reused. By reusing as many materials and installations as possible and choosing used materials, Berg Roses contributes to a circular economy and the amount of waste is reduced. Moreover, it's clear that it's very much possible to create an aesthetically, economically and industrially beautiful end product in combination with new and used materials. In this way, Berg Roses is contributing to a better future.
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