Valmont Industries, Inc. has entered into a supply agreement worth USD$85 million to provide mechanized irrigation equipment and innovative technology for multiple agricultural development projects in Africa.
The agreement will harness the solutions of Valley Irrigation, a Valmont company, to help meet the escalating global demand for more efficient and reliable food production, and support national investments in agriculture to feed growing populations and address ongoing food security concerns.
“Our successful execution of several projects within the region has demonstrated the value of our technologically-advanced irrigation products and dealer network, giving customers confidence in our ability to consistently deliver results,” noted Josh Dixon, Valley Irrigation president. “This supply agreement validates the continuing strength of our international project pipeline, and we are very excited about the momentum this opportunity provides heading into 2023.”
The project will become one of the largest installations of connected pivots. With remote monitoring and controls, Valley stated the project will maximize crop yields and minimize inputs, while conserving approximately half the water used by traditional irrigation methods.
Project shipments are expected to begin in second quarter of 2023.