The first CEA units have arrived at Revilla Station!
Three Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) units arrived to Ketchikan and were placed at the Revilla Station site on January 18th. Each unit originated in South Carolina and was trucked cross-country before being shipped via Samson Tug & Barge over 650 ocean miles from Seattle, WA to Ketchikan, AK.
Local contractors Pool Engineering and Tyler Rental assisted with the placement of the units. Pool Engineering provided the operator necessary to run Tyler Rental’s crane and remove the units — each weighing nearly 18,000 pounds — from the chassis on which they arrived. Outpost Agriculture is committed to using local vendors and is excited to be a part of growing and diversifying Ketchikan’s local economy.
Placement happened during a day all too typical for January in Ketchikan — heavy rain and wind, but the operators persevered like champions.
The NFT units will be relocated to their final location once the other 5 containers arrive sometime in mid-May and will be ready for first planting once electrical and septic utility systems are installed and integrated with the units. Until then, building permits with the City of Ketchikan are being finalized in preparation for breaking ground.
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