Dubai makes the world’s largest vertical farm on an area of 1.2 hectares
So far, such farms have been built in different cities to take the place of old warehouses and industrial buildings, to the beauty of the city, to clean up the air and to produce local agricultural products. In the near future, Dubai will own an area of 1.2 hectares that will produce thousands of kilograms of vegetables.
The project will start in November this year and will likely cost $ 40 million. These vertical fields are supposed to be 99% less waterborne than the equivalent of their offshore or horizontal ones.
The creators of the farm believe that if the facilities made by them can be made correctly they will be able to produce 2720 kg of vegetables a day.
Thus, the Emirati Airlines, one of the main sponsors of the project, will provide 250,000 daily food supplies to Dubai International Airport, as it is expected that a large portion of the products produced by this vertical farm will be in the airline’s food and airport restaurants To be used. It is reported that the reception company is scheduled to take the process from late 2019.
Vertical fields use unique features. They reduce energy consumption considerably due to the use of LED bulbs or renewable energy sources. In addition, vertical fields can produce products in all seasons, even at cold distances.
The most important advantage of these farms, apart from the sharp decline in water use, can be their definition, because they can be used in very small areas due to their vertical design and floor space, and can be used to a minimum of space.