The delegation of the corporation "Bioenergy" led by the chairman of the Board of Directors David Yakobashvili took part in a working meeting with the governor of the Tver Region Andrei Sheveliov. During the talks, the issues of cooperation in the sphere of small and medium bio-based turf and prospects of bio-energy cluster Tver full cycle.
Tver bioenergy cluster Bioenergy Corporation was founded in July 2011 by the largest producer of peat fuel in the Tver region JSC "TTEK" (Tver Fuel and Energy Company). The plans of the corporation for the development of a cluster of Tver in 2012 the development of more than 4,000 hectares of peatlands, the launch of two additional plants for the production of solid fuel peat, modernization of existing production infrastructure. After the installation of new lines, the total volume of production by Tversky cluster reaches 40,000 tons per year. It is planned that by 2013 heating season Tver enterprise cluster will produce approximately 200 MW of thermal energy for the needs of the population and manufacturing companies in the region. By 2013, the total planned number of employees of the corporation Tver cluster will be more than 600 people.
Tver region has the largest peat reserves in the Central region of Russia — about 2 billion tons, accounting for over 40% of all stocks in the region. Given the large volumes of local energy resources, the parties discussed the situation with the transfer of boilers for solid fuel peat. Agreements have been reached on the audit of existing heating systems, carry out the necessary modernization and transfer of certain parts of boilers to peat has the heating season 2012-2013.
"Are heated by fuel oil in the XXI century — is nonsense — assess the current situation of Governor A. Shevelev. — For us, the issue of transition to local fuels is extremely important. "
The meeting also discussed the process of creating a professional training center for education and training of the peat industry in the Tver region. Corporation reached an agreement with the management of the Lyceum number 22 and TGTU (Tver State Technical University) on the organization and running of special education groups. The corporation plans to use the center to train future employees of all its regional clusters.
"The overall situation in the peat industry has led to a significant shortage of staff — says Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, DM Iakobachvili. — In Tver since Soviet times, there is a strong educational and scientific base of the branch. It needs to be maintained and developed, to provide the industry a constant influx of qualified personnel. Work on the new modern technology requires better training. To work education center will be involved in both domestic and international industry experts. It is necessary not only to import machinery and equipment. Need to learn effective practices to adopt and absorb the experience. A real recovery of the peat industry depends on the training of human resources and the arrival of new skilled change. "