Agriport A7 is a modern projectlocation in The Netherlands designed for large scale greenhouse growing and open field crops.
Agriport A7 is located 40 km north of Amsterdam on the edge of the A7 motorway. Although it appears to be in the middle of nowhere, it is actually just a couple of km from the historical village of Medemblik on the edge of the inland IJssel Lake.
Situated in the Wieringermeer Polder, an area of 20.000 hectares which was reclaimed by the sea during the ’30 of last century, visitors cannot fail to be impressed by some of the glasshouses currently being erected. Some of them are as large as 50 hectares, growing to become 100 hectares or more.
It is not surprising that there is so much grower interest in the project. For starters, the area is wedged between the North Sea and the inland IJssel Lake, a location which gereally leads to cooler summers and slightly warmer winters. Other advantages include higher light intensity compared to other areas of The Netherlands. This is an important point when you consider that 1% extra light leads to 1% extra production. For example, Agriport has an 8% higher light intensity than the eastern part of The Netherlands.
Furthermore, there are good road connections with Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam harbor and Germany. This means that the fresh products can enter the Western European market within a few hours after harvesting.
On the edge of the area, a brand new business park is being erected. Already a number of road transport contractors are housed on the park. The area also encompasses a weighbridge, restaurant and petrol station.
On the agropark we make intelligent us of each other’s knowledge, residuals and byproducts.
Different kind of agricultural and logistic companies are brought together and interconnected within the agropark. This not only enables the companies to supply food, but clever processing of residual and by products also create opportunities for new agricultural services such as energy production and water purification.
One company uses the waste material of another as a raw material and a source of energy.
This is not only sustainable for the environment, but also reduces the costs for the parties involved.
Agriport A7 is developed by entrepreneurial companies. Therefore, it has a modern, but sober design, with large lots for companies who need space and glassfiber connection for datatraffic with a high bandwith.