As per of the contract, Valmont will be responsible for providing mechanised irrigation equipment, technology solutions, pump design, and services the project
US-based engineered products and services provider Valmont Industries has secured a $240m multi-year contract to provide irrigation products and services for a large agricultural development project in Africa.
Under the contract, Valmont will be responsible for providing mechanised irrigation equipment, technology solutions, pump design, and services for the project.
The company said that nearly 500,000-acre project will provide irrigation to produce efficient crop while reducing the use of previously-marginal agricultural land.
It also enables double-cropping to produce yields, while conserving around half amount of the water which is currently utilised for traditional irrigation methods.
Valmont will use Valley Irrigation’s innovative technology solutions to reduce the yields and decrease the inputs.
Valmont Irrigation group president Len Adams said: “This multi-year engagement with a long-standing customer came about after many years of collaboration and their confidence in the strong technology and project execution capabilities of our Valley Irrigation team and the local dealer.
“Our global manufacturing footprint and flexible supply chain allows us to strategically serve the African market quickly and effectively. As the market leader, we are well-positioned to execute and deliver large, complex projects of this scale.”
Valmont expects the delivery to be completed by 2022
The company has planned to commence the products and services delivery in the fourth quarter of the year with completion expected at the end of 2022.
Upon completion, the project is expected to become the largest connected irrigation project on the planet.
Valmont president and CEO StephenKaniewski said: “Projects like these advance our market growth strategy to provide technologically-advanced irrigation solutions to customers who are taking bold and aggressive steps to minimize the use of natural resources while maximising food production.
“Enhancing food security and strengthening local economies remains a priority for many nations and customers around the world.”
In February this year, Valley Irrigation and Cordoba Technologies (CTI) collaborated to develop precision application solutions for crop protection products.