As part of the development of agriculture in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, PFT has started a large-scale project to build an agricultural complex of multi-tiered, year-round aeroponic greenhouses. The project was initiated by “Prigorodny” Production Corporation, a company with many years of experience in traditional agriculture. At the end of 2020, following a series of preliminary consultations, the company's management decided to transform its production in order to switch to advanced cultivation technologies.
The contract with the Plant Factory Technologies was signed in February 2021. A 15-hectare plot of land in the urban settlement of Pargolovo was chosen as a pilot site. According to the approved concept, the project involves the construction of a modern greenhouse cluster comprising 15 year-round greenhouses with an area of 1,000 m2 each, a primary product processing workshop, a storage area, as well as all service and support infrastructure. The estimated growing area under the approved concept of the facility will be approximately 1.5 hectares. After assessing the basic parameters of the project, PFT selected the technology for growing green crops using aeroponic nutrition systems as the optimal production technology. The target format of the finished product is baby-leaf format green crops as well as various primary processing products (salad mixes and blends).
Groundworks started in April 2021. The estimated completion date of the facility is the end of 2022.