The construction of a 3,000-square-meter greenhouse for lettuce and spinach, run by the company Lambhagi, was recently completed in Úlfarsárdalur in Reykjavík. Construction began around two years ago and 1,500-square-meters of the greenhouse were put into use about a year ago.
Now that the building has been completed, production capacity will be doubled by around 250 tons per year. According to owner of Lambhagi Hafberg Þórisson, as the building is largely automated the increase in production capacity will not require many more additional staff.
”This is a hi-tech greenhouse, everything is controlled by computers and the equipment among the best in the world. Everything is automated, the heating, irrigation, seeding, electricity and climate control. Our production is all very environmentally-friendly,” he told Morgunblaðið.
Lambhagi is a family company which was established around 30 years ago. The number of permanent staff totals 14.
Investment in the greenhouse reportedly totals ISK 250 million (USD 1.97 million, EUR 1.45 million).