The Ukrainian Energy Association (UEA), together with specialists from the Institute of Oil Transportation, proposed President Zelensky, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Energy a package of promising directions for the development of the oil refining and transportation of oil and petroleum products, which include the construction of a new modern oil refinery.
“These proposals have both a short-term and a long-term implementation period and should be included in the action plan for the post-war reconstruction and development of Ukraine,” the UEA said on its website.
In addition to the construction of the refinery, the UEA materials also present two more such key areas as the modernization and branching of the network of fuel product pipelines and the completion of oil pipeline routes to open new markets.
“All the proposed cases contain technical and financial and economic calculations, the implementation of which can begin now,” the association says.
At the same time, the UEA has not yet made public more detailed information regarding its proposals submitted to the president and government.
“Experts from the UEA and the Institute of Oil Transportation are convinced that taking into account these proposals will increase the level of Ukraine’s energy independence and send a signal to global energy companies and international financial organizations to invest in restoring Ukraine’s energy sector,” the association said.
The United States intends to build granaries in Poland on the border with Ukraine to facilitate the export of Ukrainian grain to Europe by rail, US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.
“We are going to build temporary granaries on the border with Ukraine – in Poland,” he said during a speech broadcast by the White House on Tuesday.
Biden noted that this plan, if implemented, would allow exporting grain from Ukraine to Europe, and from there to other parts of the world. He said that he is currently “working closely with European partners to release 20 million tons of wheat from Ukraine to world markets.”
The US President also acknowledged that the plan “will take time” to implement.
It is planned to build an IT campus for representatives of creative industries in Lviv region, Artem Honcharenko, President of the International Technology Transfer Association (ITTA) and the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine, has said.
“Currently, we are implementing such a project, we have found a site in Lviv region. The legal process will begin soon. We plan to build the first campuses during the summer, where it will be possible to attract foreign partners and IT specialists, creative industries, youth to create a platform for discussion and start-ups,” Honcharenko said during a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday.
He clarified that there are already agreements on the allocation of a land plot in Lviv region with an area of 8 hectares. The project provides for construction of campuses no more than five floors, the total area of spaces will be 10,000 square meters.
According to Honcharenko, the campuses of the town will be able to host up to 1,000 participants, and construction of places of temporary residence is also envisaged. In addition, a rehabilitation center as part of the technology park will be designed for 500-600 people.
Previously, the creation of such towns was planned in Kyiv region, Kharkiv, Odesa, and Lviv.
“We postponed construction of such a center in Kharkiv to the post-war period. We will start talking with local authorities about what needs to be taken into account for construction of such a town of creative industries in terms of restoring the city,” the ITTA president said.
“We would like to create not only a place for communication, but also, perhaps, with flexible taxation conditions, with the possibility of entering international markets,” he stressed.
The Ukrainian non-profit organization International Technology Transfer Association (https://itta.org.ua/) was founded in 2020, its activities include software development, development of the IT sector in Ukraine. In April 2022, ITTA co-initiated the creation of a charitable foundation for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine to organize and deliver humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
It is planned to build two residential complexes of 50,000 square meters each in Irpin and Borodianka (Kyiv region) in five months, head of the Kyiv regional military administration Oleksandr Pavliuk said in the Telegram channel.
“Thousands of families were left without homes. And our task as representatives of state power is to provide them with new comfortable housing. We have prepared proposals for developers in the region. To solve this ambitious task, we need joint work, synergy of business, local authorities and the state,” Pavliuk said during a meeting with developers in the region on Monday.
Thus, sites have already been selected for the construction of the residential complexes, taking into account the necessary communications and road infrastructure. The project also provides for the construction of bomb shelters, playgrounds and other social infrastructure.
Developers will be able to decide on participation in the project after studying the sketches and terms of reference.
According to the official, the procedures for starting construction work and commissioning for such projects can be simplified at the legislative level.
According to him, in Kyiv region there are more than 42,000 square meters of apartments put into operation and ready for purchase.
“At present, consultations are being held with developers on the recommended price for the purchase of apartments. In addition, each apartment must have all the necessary plumbing and furniture,” Pavliuk added.
The new technology of prefabricated one-story residential buildings makes it possible to provide people with high-quality houses as quickly as possible.
Ruukki sandwich panels are used as load-bearing and envelope structures of houses, which allows to reduce the cost of construction due to the absence of the need to build a frame. At the same time, cottages become highly energy efficient (heat transfer resistance R = 7.43 m2K / W) and durable (lifetime is more than 50 years).
Rauta has developed several practical layouts for sandwich panel cottages ranging from 26 m2 to 139 m2. At the same time, layouts with an area of 26 m2 and 49 m2 can be placed in blocks with common partitions. This solution allows to further reduce the cost of construction, as well as to build settlements for people in dire need of housing as quickly as possible.
“The key goal of this project was to create reliable, functional and energy-efficient houses with the shortest possible construction time,” said Andriy Ozeychuk, Rauta director. “The ergonomics of the layouts are deliberate so that even in a house with an area of only 26 m2, a family of 3-4 people can live comfortably.”
Ukrzaliznytsia plans in 2022 at its own enterprise – Paniutyne Wagon Repair Plant – to build 50 new grain carriages, head of the Ukrzaliznytsia board Oleksandr Kamyshin has said.
“Next year we plan to replenish the fleet of grain carriers, which are in a consistently high demand in the freight market. We are already placing an order at our Paniutyne car repair plant for the manufacture of 50 new-type grain carriages, which are entirely in-house development of the enterprise. We are launching the serial production of these cars,” he said.
He also added that the first best-performing grain carriage was manufactured and put into series production in 2019.
The total fleet of grain carriages of Ukrzaliznytsia is 11,400 units, and the company plans to renew it in the coming years.
To this end, the company has developed a concept for the renewal of the freight car fleet until 2028, according to which, in the next 7 years, in particular, it is planned to build and update almost 15,000 grain carriers, including 3,600 at the enterprises of Ukrzaliznytsia.
A car for bulk transportation of grain and other bulk food cargoes, model 19-6938, was developed by Paniutyne carriage repair plant, a branch of Ukrzaliznytsia. The prototype was made in 2019. Its volume has been increased to 120 cubic meters, while the maximum volume of old grain carriers is 94 cubic meters. The design speed of the car is up to 120 km/h. The car is certified and intended for operation on the railways of Ukraine and the member states of the Rail Transport Council.