Naivasha based Flower Company Oserian Development Company Ltd has signed French flower breeder George Delbard to set up a showhouse at its new Flower Park, as part of the company’s diversification plan into industrial park.
This has seen the company establish an investment arm named Oserian Two Lakes to manage the park.
George Delbard will use the facility to avail flower exporters in Kenya and the region with new varieties in the novelties range (special flowers).
The agreement was signed between Two Lakes Managing Director Robert Ward and Delbard Chairman Arnold Delbard.
Oserian Two Lakes covers approximately 20,000 hectares in a diversification plan that will include residential estates, commercial and industrial parks, agroprocessing factories, hotels, leisure parks and wildlife sanctuary among other amenities.
Once complete, it will create 20,000 jobs.
The Oserian Two Lakes will create a town within Naivasha with the proximity to the rich geothermal source at Olkaria ensuring access to cheap electricity especially for businesses.
“We chose to partner with Oserian because it’s in Naivasha where most breeders are and more customers will be able to view it here.” Said Delbard
It is also betting on the Standard Gauge Railway. The Flower and Business Parks are already up and running with tenants already.
Oserian produces high quality flowers for export, utilizing modern technology to grow 160 hectares of roses, 40 hectares of carnations and 25 hectares of green fillers.
It provides livelihoods to over 4600 workers who enjoy an industry-leading range of benefits and world-class working conditions.
Oserian has invested in environmentally friendly green technology for its production process – including natural methods of pest control and has pioneered the use of geothermal energy in flower production, through climate control of its green houses.