Growing Beyond in
The Monte Ferro Company was looking for a new irrigation partner for their multiple hazelnut projects, with the goal of creating the largest irrigated hazelnut plantation in the world. The area in Azerbaijan where they grow hazelnuts is very hilly with large fluctuations in elevation. In addition to a solution to address the challenging terrain, Monte Ferro required a solution that could be easily expanded given the planned hectare growth and of course meet the demand for high quality hazelnut crop.
Rivulis were tasked to design a complete micro irrigation system for over 1,250ha that provides flexibility for hilly terrain and continued land expansion.
Rivulis delivered a full turnkey solution including system design, professional consultation, onsite field training, in person support, providing the full range system of Rivulis products from drip line to filters, valves, pumps, automation and fertigation along with overseeing installation.
To meet the unique customer needs, the design team created a special version of our D5000 PC (Pressure Compensated) drip line with custom spacing to address the slope and pressure concerns.
With much of the solution using gravity to deliver the water over the hundreds of hectares, this drip irrigation solution helps Monte Ferro be more efficient and effective and achieve higher yield while greatly reducing electricity costs.
“I had planned to start with 200ha but after meeting with the team, I ordered 400ha. The design, sales and engineering teams understood my unique challenges and solved them by creating a cost effective, high quality solution for our fields. I know we have the best irrigation system on the market and it is very easy to manage.” Aydın Demirçi, Owner of Demirchi Family Business.