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Emirates Flight Catering Opens World’s Largest Vertical Farm in Dubai

Bustanica (Emirates Flight Catering) opens world largest Vertical Farm in Dubai, KE GreenDuct has delivered the fabric ducts to secure optimum air circulation for the plants. Bustanica has just opened the doors to the world’s largest hydroponic vertical farm in Dubai located near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. The 330.000 sqft (30.658 m2) large indoor grow facility has costed more than US$40m to build. KE Fibertec has been selected to supply the 5,5 km (3.4 miles) installed fabric ducts for securing an optimum air distribution and growth conditions.

“We are very pleased to receive this big order and being a technical supplier for the world largest vertical farm says CEO Carsten Jespersen, KE Fibertec AS. It has provided us with a great opportunity to get our new product concept, KE GreenDuct tested in a large-scale facility. No doubt, it has been a both challenging an exciting project where we have been involved in all phases from design, production, performance warranty and commissioning of the KE GreenDucts. It all went well so we are very satisfied”, Carsten Jespersen says.

The facility is the first vertical farm for Emirates Crop One, the joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), one of the world’s largest catering operations serving more than 100 airlines, and Crop One, an industry leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming. The 330,000sqft facility is geared to produce more than 1,000,000 kilograms of high-quality leafy greens annually, while requiring 95% less water than conventional agriculture. At any point in time, the facility grows in excess of 1m cultivars (plants), which will provide an output of 3,000 kgs per day.



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