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.
Naftogaz Ukrainy and a group of companies Clear Energy as part of a joint project launched a biogas power plant operating on Saturday at the landfill in Veliki Gribovichi in the Lviv region, according to NAC.
“Development of low-carbon businesses is a strategic choice of Naftogaz. Thanks to the biogas power plant built here, 38 hectares of landfill emitting millions of cubic meters of harmful landfill gas will become a source of energy for surrounding households,” said Yu.
The plant produces 2.645 million kWh per year, replacing more than 800,000 cubic meters of natural gas. “This allows us to provide green electricity to about 735 households and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions by about 30,000 tons per year,” said Peter Bagriy, co-founder and head of the Clear Energy Group’s supervisory board.
Vitrenko stressed that it is very important that even in the difficult conditions of the war, the company still continues to develop and implement such projects. “According to our estimates, this facility will not release more than 2 million cubic meters of methane, which is 30 times more harmful to the climate than carbon dioxide,” he added.
In addition, the report notes, landfill gas, which is formed during anaerobic (no air access) decomposition of organic waste residues (food residues, leaves, twigs, etc.), is also one of the causes of fires and explosions in landfills, and now this risk will be eliminated.
“The opening of this facility is the next stage in the reclamation of the landfill, the next stage in ensuring the environmental safety of residents of Lviv and the region,” said the head of the Lviv OVA Maxim Kozitsky.
Lviv Mayor Andrei Sadovy, who also took part in the opening ceremony, reminded that the city is implementing the reclamation project in Velykyi Gribovichi thanks to the support of European banks. According to him, technical reclamation is currently underway, which includes the construction of a system for collecting, preparing and disposing of landfill gas with the generation of electricity.
The plant is equipped with Austrian Jenbacher equipment used in biogas projects throughout Europe.
Biogas is collected with the help of wells, which are evenly distributed on the body of the landfill, and a system for collecting surface gases. Currently, 29 vertical wells to a depth of 12.5 m and 4 horizontal wells have been drilled at this landfill. From each well there is a pipeline (loop) to the gas collection point.
Since the beginning of Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine, 93 enterprises have moved to Lviv region, the press service of the Lviv regional military administration reports.
“In general, we have processed more than 400 applications for relocation. Of the 93 enterprises that have already moved, 38 have started work,” Orest Filts, the head of the investment policy department at the administration, said.
According to him, representatives of food, chemical, furniture, light industry and woodworking moved to Lviv region. As Filts noted, among them is Gemini Espresso, a natural coffee company, and MatrolLux, a manufacturer of mattresses, upholstered and cabinet furniture.
According to him, two more machine-building enterprises are planning to start work soon – Wind Farms of Ukraine LLC, which is part of Kramatorsk Heavy Machine Tool Plant, and Pozhmashina, the only manufacturer of specialized firefighting equipment in Ukraine.
According to the estimates of the Lviv regional administration, more than 2,500 jobs will be created at the displaced enterprises.
The third field hospital for the treatment of military and displaced persons has been deployed on the territory of Lviv region, the press service of Lviv Regional Military Administration has reported.
“The mobile medical facility is designed for 50 beds and it was transferred to Ukraine by decision of the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” the Administration said.
The hospital includes: an operating room, resuscitation beds, an intensive care unit, an X-ray diagnostics unit, a clinical laboratory with a blood bank, and an oxygen concentrator. The hospital is also equipped with an air filtration and purification system.
As stated in the message of Lviv Regional Military Administration, the hospital can work offline on a diesel generator, and with stocks of medicines and consumables for full load operation for a year.
At present, the formation of a staff of specialists continues. The hospital will employ doctors who have left the front-line areas, as well as doctors from Canada and the United States.
“Now they are staffing the hospital, and in connection with this, they have not yet started accepting patients,” Head of Lviv Regional Military Administration Maksym Kozytsky said.
This is the third field hospital deployed on the territory of Lviv region since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
The Koudijs Group of Companies (Koudijs, the Netherlands, a subsidiary of the Dutch Royal De Heus) has launched a plant for manufacturing mineral and vitamin supplements for agricultural animals in the village of Khylchytsi (Lviv region) with an estimated production capacity of 1,500 tonnes of finished products per month, investments in the project amounted to EUR 7.8 million, according to a posting of the website of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food.
“The new plant is eight floors of new specialized equipment from the world’s leading companies, automated control systems, an automatic packaging line and robotic technology,” the ministry said.
According to the ministry, the new plant in Ukraine is part of the Koudijs group of companies – an international producer of animal feed, concentrates and premixes, which has more than 90 plants in 60 countries of the world.
The Ukrainian branch of Koudijs Ukraine LLC, in 2020, increased its net profit 1.4 times compared to 2019, to UAH 38.46 million, revenue 1.6 times, to UAH 593 million.
According to the unified public register of legal entities and sole proprietors, the ultimate beneficiaries of Koudijs Ukraine LLC are Hendrik Anthony de Hois (the Netherlands, owns 51% in the charter capital of the company) and Fedir Shopsky (49%).
The company’s website states that the plant’s capacity at the level of 1,500 tonnes of finished products is able to fully meet the needs of Ukrainian livestock and poultry farms. The enterprise will produce mineral and vitamin supplements for the domestic market, but they also could be exported in the future.
“In order for the economy in the state to develop, the authorities must create the necessary conditions for this. Today, we are building roads, improving infrastructure, building schools and sports grounds and opening new powerful enterprises. For example, yesterday, the first innovative seed-breeding center in Western Ukraine was launched in the region, and today we are opening a modern plant for the production of feed,” the Ministry of Agrarian Policy said, citing Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytsky.
Skolivska wind farm and Karpatska wind farm intend to build two wind power plants with a capacity of 40 MW and 36 MW (Lviv region), the website of the unified register of environmental impact assessment reports.
According to the report, within the framework of the project, Skolivska Wind Farm LLC plans to install 14 wind turbines. Karpatska Wind Farm LLC intends to install 15 wind turbines. The building area of the two stations will be 18 ha.
According to the unified state register of legal entities, Skolivska Wind Farm and Karpatska Wind Farm are owned by Cyprus-based Plotsan Holdings Limited, whose ultimate beneficiaries are a Swiss citizen and Ihor Ronchevych.