Orisis and Infinite Acres are to complete the first indoor vertical farm in the Shanghai region.
Orisis is China’s leading horticultural firm. It recently signed a contract with Infinite Acres to complete the first indoor vertical farm in Shanghai region, where Orisis is headquartered.
When the project is completed, Orisis will be able to provide freshly harvested and pesticide-free produce to Shanghai area food-service distributors, grocers, and consumers.
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Vertical design consisting of 5 layers
The Orisis farm will feature an internal, vertical design consisting of 5 layers and will have more than 1,600 square meters (more than 17,000 square feet) of grow zone area.
Signify will provide the Philips LED lighting for the Orisis grow zones; crop advice and help in developing the right growth recipes. This will be the first commercial project in the world based on Signify’s Greenpower LED 3.0 production module.
Orisis indoor farm will be in Pinghu Zhejiang
The Orisis indoor farm will be in Pinghu Zhejiang, the first agriculture economic development zone in China located about 100 kilometres southwest of Shanghai. Priva will install air quality, climate, water reusage, energy efficiency, irrigation, and other system controls critical for indoor growing of the highest standards available today.
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The contract signing was held at the GreenTech conference in Amsterdam.
80 Acres Farms brings to the project its expertise in everything from crop recipes to optimal yield guarantees, as well as facility management, product packaging, branding, marketing, and distribution.
Varieties of lettuce and leafy greens
The farm’s grow zones will originally focus on producing varieties of lettuce and leafy greens. Netherlands-based Logiqs will provide the logistical systems to automate the movements between layers in the grow zones.
Infinite Acres is a partnership of 3 companies – Priva, 80 Acres Farms, and Ocado – working together to develop wholistic solutions to the challenges associated with growing produce outdoors.