Eve & Co has completed construction of its 780,000 square foot hybrid greenhouse expansion located in Southwestern Ontario. The expansion is situated on the same property as the Company’s current 220,000 square foot licensed hybrid greenhouse.
The expansion includes leading edge, scientifically proven greenhouse design features for full climate and automation control, auxiliary lighting to maximize yield and total black-out curtains for effective flowering transition. Eve & Co engaged some of the most recognized, experienced and knowledgeable consultants, engineers, greenhouse construction and supply experts in the design and fabrication of this expansion while taking advantage of the experience of Eve & Co’s management in greenhouse systems to adopt the best in class infrastructure for a hybrid greenhouse with yield optimization and control.
“We could not be happier to announce the much-anticipated completion of construction for our state of the art 780,000 square foot greenhouse. At just over a total of one million square feet, our facility is now one of the largest cannabis growing facilities in the world and will enable us to be a significant supplier to the Canadian and world cannabis market,” said Melinda Rombouts, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eve. “This expansion brings together the best in class greenhouse technology, components, engineering and design from the leading manufacturer of greenhouse systems in The Netherlands and greenhouse construction company in Canada. This greenhouse is the first of its kind in Canada. It includes unique design components designed specifically to augment cannabis growth, including a fully integrated micro pore netting to maintain cleanroom requirements and fully continuous roof vents to optimize environmental conditions. To give some perspective of the enormity of this project, installation included 135 km of heating pipe, 88 km of growing support troughs and approximately 300,000 plant irrigation drippers. We are very pleased that the project was completed on target and wish to extend our appreciation to Universal Fabrication and BOM Group for their outstanding project delivery.”
According to them, with this expansion, the Company will be able to take advantage of the on-site supply of clean, natural, laboratory-tested groundwater. Additionally, the Company has added an advanced automated fertilization and irrigation system which recirculates and accurately monitors plant nutrients for optimization and environmental compliance. The triple boiler system with dual fuel oil and natural gas will ensure proper continuous heating and the latest CO2 scrubber technology provides for the CO2 to be fully monitored and injected for optimal plant growth. Every design feature takes into consideration strict Health Canada requirements for Good Production Practices, adherence to cannabis Regulations and established Standard Operating Procedures to enable the Company to operate at pharmaceutical cleanroom control levels.
The anticipated increase in production capacity of 50,000 kgs annually will allow Eve & Co to introduce a number of value-added products to the Canadian market under its female-focused “Eve” brand while continuing to build and execute on its international wholesale program.
In recognition of this significant milestone, the Company will invite staff, shareholders, local government, construction crews and other stakeholders to join them for a Ribbon Cutting and Open House in mid-September before the expansion is closed in anticipation of Health Canada licensing.