Le Croc

One of Vegtech's largest and most challenging projects in 2013 was for Le Croc in Brits, for farming crocodiles

Location North West, South Africa
Structure Fixed Vent with Roof Curtain 9.6m
Crop Crocodiles
Size 30,000m²
The unique, high-tech design was developed by Vegtech, in conjunction with the client, to provide an optimal environment for this purpose.

Crocodiles are highly sensitive to temperature fluctuations, so the structures were designed to maintain the environment within specific, narrow parameters. The design includes Vegtech’s Classic Extended Roof Vent 1.7m greenhouse with motorised roof and side window curtains, lowered thermal screens, and underfloor heating.

The highly corrosive environment created inside the structure meant that extra precaution had to be taken; all components are either hot-dip galvanised or stainless steel, or aluminium, and the structure is covered with either polycarbonate or polyethylene with a high level of mechanical strength (Suntherm Diffused).

The layout, with 8 stepped, independent areas divided into pens, was carefully designed to optimise the production area. The project is set be completed in early 2014.

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