“Energía de hoy” talks about INGEOBRAS’ project in Azerbaijan
Energía de hoy, the website specialised in renewable energies, highlights the news about the Ingeobras project in Azerbaijan.
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Article from Energía de Hoy:
INGEOBRAS, a Spanish company is developing Europe’s largest irrigation project in Azerbaijan.
“INGEOBRAS, a Spanish company specialised in hydraulic engineering, has been selected to carry out a macro irrigation project in Azerbaijan.
Due to the economic diversification that this country is carrying out as a result of the fall in the price of oil, it has launched a pioneering project to convert 10,000 hectares of unirrigated land into irrigated land.
This irrigation project, valued at 90 million dollars (85.3 million euros), has beaten the other two selected companies, one American and the other Russian, in all the required aspects: technical, design, electrical, structural and hydraulic calculations.
To date, no project of these characteristics has ever been carried out in Europe in one go. Ingeobras has been working in the field since December 2016 to convert 10,000 hectares of land into irrigated land with a flow rate of 21,000 cubic metres per hour, where wheat and maize are to be grown. In this way, this country on the shores of the Caspian is moving towards diversifying its economy by returning to its agricultural roots, to the detriment of its massive dependence on oil.
Irrigation techniques in Spain still have a lot of room for improvement; the application of systems such as this would allow better use of resources and an increase in the variety of crops in dry areas.
Ingeobras is a company with consolidated experience in the hydraulic engineering sector at an international level, having developed and executed various projects in Holland, Azerbaijan, Haiti, Guinea, Senegal, among others”.