A remarkable project is almost completed: the screen installation at th new company of Florensis in Dinteloord. It is not the largest project Holland Scherming has ever realised, but it is a complex project, both technically and logistically.
Florensis will grow young plants at the company location Nieuw Prinsenland in Brabant. This is done with minimal use of energy and crop protection agents. The greenhouse has an area of around 60,000 square meter, the company hall is 5,400 square metre.
Minimal truss height
Technically, the screen installation is quite a challenge for Holland Scherming. The installation with three unique screens on top of each other is assembled in a truss with a height of only 66 cm. That demand even made it necessary to install the screen engine with the smallest possible casing. By using the Smart Spring system, Florensis is able to reduce every screen to a small package.
The complexity of the screen, three on top of each other combination, in combination with a tight planning, demanded an unusual solution of Holland Scherming. They simultaneously worked in three shifts - 20 employees in total - on the project, with seven platforms, supported by two Merlo telescopic handlers.
Eye for details
The attention to details is remarkable. Beforehand, a lot of consultation with the greenhouse builder took place to realise a beautifully integrated installation. Holland Scherming elaborated everything to the finest detail. They used customised metal typesetting (white powder coated steel plates) to seal of the greenhouse at the connection of the horizontal installations to the facades and make it light and energy proof. The side finishing of the facade screens are neatly sealed with typesetting. The engines are nicely covered and protected against moist and dirt.
The figures speak for themselves: 12,000 Smart Springs have been used in the installation, 87,000 truss clamps of stainless steel wire and 250,000 meter of steel wire. In total, there will be 181,000 square meter canvas installed in the greenhouse, supported by 1,000,000 meter polyester wire.
Besides the usual screen strips for the screen plates, also screen plates have been installed through the (inside) facade. The truss has been prepared with sufficient support.
In spite of the short realization time and the high complexity, Holland Scherming completed the project perfectly according to schedule. This is also made possible by the good coordination from Florensis and the cooperation between the involved construction partners. Already at an early stage, construction drawings have been exchanged with the greenhouse builder to achieve an optimal integration of greenhouse and installation. The work was perfectly coordinated.
Click here for more information & a short video of this project on the website of Holland Scherming.
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