Group Amana constructs world's largest vertical farm in Dubai

Group Amana constructs world's largest vertical farm in Dubai

UAE- The 330,000 sq ft facility for Bustanica was built using innovative off-site construction methodologies, saving time, reducing waste and reducing work hours.

Group Amana, which specialises in design-build construction, has delivered its first-ever vertical farm in the region. Spanning 330,000 sqft and built at a cost of $40 million (AED146.8 million), it is the largest in the world.

The Bustanica hydroponic farm, located in Dubai World Central, will produce more than a million kilos of high-quality leafy greens with 95 percent less water than conventional farming and will boost the UAE's food security.

The high-tech hydroponic facility in Dubai South was constructed by Amana Contracting in collaboration with Crop One Holdings and Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC). The produce will be available on certain Emirates flights and for consumers to purchase across stores in the UAE under the Bustanica brand.

Joe Labaky, General Manager of UAE and Emerging Markets, Amana Contracting, said: "Amana continues to push the boundaries of innovation using the latest building techniques. Being a part of a revolutionary project in the UAE's agriculture industry to ensure long-term food security and strengthen national resilience is a great privilege for the Amana team."

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Photo by Petr Magera on Unsplash

Source: Arabian Business

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