At Reichenspurner Hof in Weiding (D), a horticultural project of some 200,000 m2 for growing tomatoes and strawberries was recently opened. For this, Bosman Van Zaal designed, developed and installed an extensive system of water and electrical installations.
Reichenspurner is a family business located near Lake Chiemsee, where asparagus, strawberries, artichokes and pumpkins are grown outdoors on 600 hectares. And in the 30ha greenhouses strawberries, tomatoes and peppers. The produce is sold by supermarket chains and surrounding farmers' markets and weekly markets. To be more weather-independent and meet the growing demand for local and sustainably grown produce, expansion is underway.
Strawberry and tomato greenhouse
The new greenhouse in Weiding covers about 15 hectares and is dedicated to growing strawberries and tomatoes. Reichenspurner's focus is on sustainability and this project also fully complies with that. For example, Reichenspurner uses geothermal heat and makes optimum use of cogeneration. In addition, rainwater is collected in basins and recirculated.
Extensive water system and electricity
When designing the installations, Bosman Van Zaal took the sustainable core values of the nursery as starting points. The extensive water system consists of silos, basins, fertilisation units, pumps and filters, drip systems, clean water systems and sewage connections. Specifically tailored to crop requirements and sustainability policies. The advanced electrical installation integrates all systems specially developed for growing tomatoes and strawberries. The whole is controlled by a Hoogendoorn iSii process climate computer, installed by Bosman Van Zaal.