SIWW 2018: HSL and Urban Farming Partners take Singapore to next level of indoor food production

Posted on 13 July 2018

dws-siww2018-urban-farming-vos-lim-choo-leng-770pxSingapore construction firm HSL and the Dutch initiative Urban Farming Partners signed an agreement on the development of an indoor farm at the premises of HSL in Singapore. The farm will produce food for the local market. The two partners will develop a business plan for their envisaged urban farm.

The new Singapore-Dutch cooperation was marked at the seminar on Circular Industrial Parks, part of CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, on 11 July. The document was signed by Wouter Vos (right on top photo) and Lim Choo Leng (left).

Impression of a vertical farming building, as proposed by Urban Farming Partners.

Optimal indoor growth environment
The concept developed by Urban Farming Partners fits seamlessly with the opportunities in the industrial premises of HSL in the Singapore harbour.

The concept includes the creation of an optimal indoor environment with state-of-the-art LED-lighting, irrigation, fertigation and climate control systems.

With the industry of indoor farming still in its infancy, Urban Farming Partners chooses to engineer the farm backwards, starting with the demand and making sure the technologies applied are in line with local consumer trends.

Chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities, Mr Khoo Teng Chye (left), visits the booth of Urban Farming in the Netherlands pavilion at the Singapore International Water Week,

Support from food authorities

About 10 percent of the food that is consumed in Singapore is produced locally. The Singapore Agrifood and Veterinary Authority (AVA) supports and encourages initiatives that contribute to a higher level of self-sufficiency in greens.

Moreover both parties intend to apply solutions from the circular economy concepts, such as the use of solar energy, rain water and by-products of neighbouring companies, like CO2 and residual cooling.

About HSL
HSL is a regional infrastructure construction company. They build ports, roads and bridges, and help bring electricity and clean water to communities.

Since its inception in 1994, HSL has grown from a small start-up to become a dynamic group of companies standing at the forefront of engineering and construction by using innovative engineering solutions and construction excellence.

About Urban Farming Partners
Urban Farming Partners is a group of experts in the fields of food, logistics, planning and architecture, working together in the field of smart urban food solutions and awareness.

The partnership works closely together with the Dutch Government and aims to team up with partners in Singapore and investors for the next big step.

This news item was originally published on the website of Urban Farming.

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More information
Urban Farming Partners
Coordinator Urban Farming Partners
+31 6 46 26 00 25
Embassy of the Netherlands in Singapore
+65 673 91 152


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