Del Monte begins construction of second greenhouse project in Central America. Costa Rica follows on from Guatemala
Del Monte is continuing the expansion of its greenhouse product line and, in addition to the state-of-the-art greenhouses recently completed in Guatemala, has begun the construction of similar hydroponic greenhouses in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica.
The project that comprises of 17 greenhouses, covering 25 acres, packing house and other supporting facilities is set to be completed in the first week of December 2011 and the first harvest is projected for February 2012.
The Del Monte greenhouse facilities in Costa Rica will be similar to the greenhouses in Guatemala with a few variations due to differences in topography. The greenhouses are hydroponic, state-of-the-art facilities with sophisticated food safety and quality assurance systems.
Original source: Del Monte Fresh Produce Company (press release)