28.04.2015

Power Market Visit and "Power EXPO" in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Energy sector in Kazakhstan is growing and you can get a deeper insight!

Have you considered Kazakhstan as a market opportunity? If the answer is yes, then you are at the right place!

We understand that starting business in a new market is difficult and challenging, and when moving into a new country this becomes even harder.
A new market in a new country, with new people, and new culture might be a huge pill to swallow. And this huge pill might be easier to swallow
if you split it in two, this second part is the General Consulate and we will take your hand and guide you into the land of opportunities.  

Kazakhstan is the 9th biggest country in the world, measured on landmass. Almaty is the biggest City and is functioning as the economic, cultural, and educational centre of the country. In 2014 the World Bank appointed Kazakhstan as the top 50 easiest country to do business in, while in the same year they had a GDP growth of 6,5%.

Participating in this Market Visit will give you a unique opportunity to get better insight in the Energy sector. We can offer you a great opportunity to meet with potential customers, partners or suppliers. You can develop your network through the big exhibition “Power EXPO” in Almaty, and even expand your relationship in our business-to-business meetings. ¨

Power EXPO is among the biggest events in central Asia and has been held since 2001. In 2012, this exhibition was awarded the UFI Approved Event that indicates a high organizational level, its influence on business development and the formation of the industry, and confirms the reliability of the statistics. The previous edition of the event constituted of more than 150 companies from Austria, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Iran, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. 

The most represented nationalities were Kazakhstan with 32 % and Russia with 27 %.  
91 % of the exhibitors confirmed their participation in 2015.
90 % has rated their participation as "good" or "excellent".    

 

 

 

For further information about this event please feel free to contact our sector expert, Thorbjørn Lindmark thorli@um.dk

 

 

27.04.2015

Refinery Market Visit in Kazakhstan from 14-18 September, 2015

 

Welcome to a new Market Visit and another big event in Kazakhstan!

from 6th to 9th of October 

The Danish Consulate is pleased to invite you to another growth opportunity and another market visit. Kazakhstan is growing and is the destination again.

Currently Kazakhstan has some of the largest oil and gas fields in the world namely Kashagen, Tengiz, and Karachaganak, and these are located in Atyrau.
The western part of the country, close to the Caspian Sea, provides great opportunity for international companies.

Alone in Atyrau the production of oil and gas accounts for 40% and 60%, respectively, of the country total production.
95% of the country's total natural gas reserves are in West Kazakhstan.

New technology solutions are required to maintain and enhance the growth potential and production facilities. Here is where you and your strategy will be able to complement the market.

 

Preliminary programme:

  • Meetings with oil refineries
  • Business-to-Business meetings
  • Presentation of challenges and opportunities
  • Presentation of business culture in Kazakhstan
  • Briefing in political, economic, and legal matter
  • Participation at KIOGE 2015
  • Roundtable discussions with authorities
  • Reception with representatives/participators

 

During the three day long tour in Kazakhstan, we will also visit the biggest oil and gas exhibition in Central Asia namely the KIOGE 2015. Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Exhibition have been active since 1993 and is each year attracting more than 500 companies from 23 countries. Some of the participants for the 2015 edition will be such as the Austrian Commercial Section of the Embassy, Canadian Eurasia Russia Business Association – CERBA, the European Business Association, and Diplomatic Missions of the participation countries.

The focus for KIOGE 2015 will be:

  • Oil & Gas Production and Processing
  • Oil & Gas Equipment
  • Oil & Gas Transportation, Other Transport Services, Logistics
  • Geophysical Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Project Research, Designing
  • Construction
  • Engineering and Consulting
  • After-sale Servicing at Oil & Gas Fields
  • Industrial and Individual Protection Facilities
  • Software

For more information on KIOGE 2015 please visit their website here.

For further information about this event please feel free to contact our sector expert, Thorbjørn Lindmark thorli@um.dk

 

 

 

17.04.2015

Oil Refinery Market Visits to Moscow & Ufa

Are you looking for growth opportunities? and have you considered Ufa? or Moscow?

Join the Danish Business Delegation in June from 1st-5th which will be led by the Danish Ambassador, Mr. Thomas Winkler, and will focus on Oil & Gas.

 

 

 

Bashkortastan is a republic within Privolzhsky Federal District of the Russian Federation. It has a population of approximatly 4.1 million people. The capital of the republic is Ufa. The republic is one of the most economically developed regions in Russia.

It is an industrial-agricultural republic, the westerm part is considered to be a granary part, while the southern part is plentiful in oil.  45% of the Gross Regional Product in Bashkortostan is industry, 9% of GRP is agriculture and wood. The main production is oil and chemistry, energy, machinery, metal industry and construction. A significant part of the economy is also the trade and finance sector and tourism.

In 2012 the Business magazine Fortune stated that Bashkortostan is in top 10 Russian regions with best economic and industrial index.
In 2014 the rating agency “Expert RA” stated Bashkortostan to be the region with the minimal economic risks.
According to the Forbes rating it is one of the best regions in Russia for business. 

 

 

The meeting programme will consist of a presentation of the market, followed by a meeting with the president of the republic. Besides, you will have round tables with local ministry, and with Bashneft - one of the main conglomerates on the market.

Furthermore you will visit one or two refinieries in Bashkortostan.

The market visit will then proceed in the Russian capital, Moscow, where you will get a round table with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian federation (Minpriody) as well as you will have other relevant B2B meetings.

 

For further information about this event please feel free to contact our sector expert, Thorbjørn Lindmark thorli@um.dk

 

 

Tentative program:
- A introduction and welcome by the Danish ambassador
- Meetings with the president of Bashkortostan
- Meeting with the ministry in Bashkortostan
- Meeting with Bashneft
- Reception
- Site visit to refineries
- Meeting with the Ministry of Natural resources in Moscow
- Meetings in Moscow

 

 

15.04.2015

Export Drive to Bashkortostan, Ufa

Export Drive to Bashkortostan, Ufa
From 1st - 3rd of June, 2015

The Royal Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg and the Embassy of Denmark are pleased to invite you to join the Danish business delegation to Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan.

 

The official programme is scheduled to take place from June 1st - 3rd, 2015. The export drive will be led by the Danish Ambassador, Thomas Winkler, and other sector experts from the embassy as well as the Consulate General. 

The focus will be on: Energy & Environment, Machinery & Technology, Agriculture & Food, and Healthcare.
The event will content:
> Joint meeting with the government of Bashkortostan
> Sector meeting with relevant ministries
> Business-to-Business meetings for each sector
> Site visits for each sector 

 

Bashkortastan is a republic within Privolzhsky Federal District of the Russian Federation. It has a population of approximatly 4.1 million people. The capital of the republic is Ufa. The republic is one of the most economically developed regions in Russia.

It is an industrial-agricultural republic, the westerm part is considered to be a granary part, while the southern part is plentiful in oil.  45% of the Gross Regional Product in Bashkortostan is industry, 9% of GRP is agriculture and wood. The main production is oil and chemistry, energy, machinery, metal industry and construction. A significant part of the economy is also the trade and finance sector and tourism.

In 2012 the Business magazine Fortune stated that Bashkortostan is in top 10 Russian regions with best economic and industrial index.
In 2014 the rating agency “Expert RA” stated Bashkortostan to be the region with the minimal economic risks. According to the Forbes rating it is one of the best regions in Russia for business. 

 

For further information about this event please feel free to contact our sector expert, Marina Piotrovskaya on marpio@um.dk

 

15.04.2015

DBDH Sector Visit to Vladivostok and Khabarovsk (RU)

DBDH Sector Visit to Vladivostok and Khabarovsk (RU)

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15.04.2015

24-27 november - Exhibition “Woodex” in Moscow

24-27 november - Exhibition “Woodex” in Moscow

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05.03.2015

The Trade Council Russia presents Activity Plan for 2015!

The folder provides an overview of all the different activities and possibilities the Council offers in 2015. In the folder you will find invitations to fairs, market visits, sector clubs and much more. We, at the Trade Council are always ready to answer any question you might have, so don't hesitate to contact us.

Go to Download section for more information or click here.

04.03.2015

Mining Factfinding trip to Russia and Kazakhstan

Join us for the Mining Factfinding Trip to Russia and Kazakhstan on 19-23 April, 2015.

Danish Mining Technology Group in cooperation with the Royal Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg is pleased to invite you to participate in a factfinding trip to Russia and Kazakhstan with focus on the mining industry.

The factfinding trip will include visits to Moscow in Russia, and Astana and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

The purpose of this trip is to introduce Danish suppliers to the Russian and Kazakh mining industries and to facilitate an easier access to the markets by including:

- B2B meetings with key players and potential partners
- Meetings and round table discussions with relevant authorities 
- Visit to the Mining World Russia Exhibition 
- Networking with both local partners as well as Danish companies with shared interests

Further introductions to the mining markets in both countries are attached, but this is why the following cities are included in the program:

Moscow:

Mines in Russia are scattered around the country, but the headquarters of the most important mining companies are located in Moscow, because it is the centre of power. Also the world-renowned mining exhibition Mining World will take place in Moscow.

Astana:

Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan, and hence it is where all the decision-making bodies are situated. It is also the home of one of the country’s most important mining companies and the influential professional organisation Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises.

Almaty:

In terms of mining Almaty is also a very important city in Kazakhstan as it is home to two of the country’s leading mining companies.

 

For further information regarding the event please do not hesitate to contact Marina Piotrovskaya, marpio@um.dk

23.02.2015

Oil & Gas market visit in Moscow

Are you looking for more opportunities within the Oil and Gas sector? Have you considered Russia?

Join us for the market visit to Moscow 23 - 26 June, 2015 and get acquainted with the Russian market!

In order to provide you with a deeper knowledge we will make presentations on Russia's current Oil & Gas market situation, business culture, and arrange meetings with relevant Russian authorities. We will also look at the opportunities and challenges for your company in terms of sales to Russia.

The preliminary programme for the market visit will consist of the following elements:

  • Meetings and round-table discussions with the Russian Ministry of Energy
  • Meetings and round-table discussions with the Russian Ministry of Natural resources and Environment
  • Briefing about political, economic and legal situation in Russia and what it can mean for your company
  • Reception with the authorities and potential clients/partners at the residence of the Ambassador
  • Participation at the MIOGE Exhibition
  • B2B meetings with OMZ

You will gain insight into the Russian market and identify specific opportunities for your company in Russia. You will be brought close to potential partners, customers and projects, including a visit to Russia's major trade fair in oil and gas - the 13th biennial Moscow International Oil & Gas (MIOGE) Exhibition, where you will have the opportunity for B2B meetings with the participating companies.

In the framework of the MIOGE Exhibition you will also have the opportunity to get B2B meetings with OMZ - a huge Russia-based international heavy industry and manufacturing conglomerate, interested in setting up cooperation with Danish companies. 
A potential partnership with OMZ will consist of the following:

  • Joint launching products in Upstream, Midstream, Downstream in Russia/CIS
  • Selection of product for joint launch in Russian/ CIS market
  • Assessment and confirmation of market
  • Joint development of mutually beneficial business case and route-to-market
  • Joint launch of product partly located at OMZ

By participating in the market visit each company gets 25 consultancy hours. Moreover, you also get a subsidy of 50 percent of the normal price per hour (in 2015 the price per hour is 945 DKK). If you choose to participate in the market visit, you will get an exceptional opportunity to become a member of the Oil and Gas Club for one year (2015) free of charge. The normal annual membership fee is DKK 2,500.

Please contact us before March 1, 2015, on thorli@um.dk.

Kind regards,

Thorbjørn Lindmark
Consul General

 

18.02.2015

Join our Energy & Environment Club!

Add more value to your buisness plan through our Energy & Environment Club!  

Click for invitation letter 

 

16.02.2015

The 14th North Caspian Atyrau Oil and Gas Exhibition

The Danish Trade Council is pleased to remind you of the 14th North Caspian Atyrau Oil and Gas Exhibition on 14-16 of April, 2015. The exhibition starts at the Atyrau Sports Complex, in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, with an official opening ceremony.  

Located near some of the largest oil fields in Kazakhstan, including three of the world’s largest oil and gas fields (Kashagan, Tengiz and Karachaganak), Atyrau is the production hub for local and national oil companies. This desirable geographical location makes the Atyrau Oil & Gas Exhibition an ideal platform to showcase your latest products, technologies and solutions to the upstream, midstream and downstream market.

The production of oil and gas in Atyrau accounts for 40% and 60%, respectively, of the country’s total production. Moreover, 95% of the country’s natural gas reserves are in West Kazakhstan.

New technology solutions are required as the Kashagan field is 15,000 feet below the sea bed, with reservoir pressure exceeding 10,000 pounds per square inch, and lethal levels of hydrogen sulphide; thus, traditional typical fixed or floating drilling platform designs are not suitable.

The exhibition sections constitute of: 
- Oil and gas production and processing
- Oil and gas equipment 
- Oil and gas transportation 
- Engineering and consulting
- Geophysical services 
- Environmental protection 
- Oil and gas field logistics
- Ecological safety
- Individual and industrial protection 

 

12.02.2015

The Russian-Danish “Smart City” seminar in Moscow, March 23-24, 2015

The Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg is pleased to invite you to the Danish-Russian Smart City
seminar which will take place in Moscow in the framework of the St. Petersburg Initiative March 23-24, 2015.

 

St. Petersburg Initiative is launched by the Ministry of Natural Resources and environment of Russia and is aimed at
improving the environment in the Baltic Region. The event will consist of:

1. A plenary session with the speeches from the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Russian Ministry of
Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector providing updates on the new legislation and other relevant sector 
information in terms of the current situation.

2.The seminar itself where all Danish companies will be able to make presentations about their products and technologies for
the Russian participating companies such as Vodokanals, district heating companies, etc.

This opportunity will give both Russian and Danish companies a unique chance to develop environmental and energy efficient 
projects in Russia. With focus on the following sectors; water and waste water, environmentally friendly solutions, energy
savings, district heating solutions in residential and industrial areas, and use of Best Available Technologies (BAT). 

A more detailed program will be sent to you in the weeks up to the seminar. The participants will constitute of:

  • Russian Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
  • Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector   
  • Danish Companies
  • Russian Companies
  • Russian and Danish financial institutions (EKF, etc.)

For more detailed information, please contact Kamila Gimadutsanova kamgim@um.dk 

10.02.2015

Joint export drive to Tatarstan on March

The Embassy of Denmark in Russia and the Royal Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg has planned a joint export drive to Tatarstan is taken place from March 23 to March 25, 2015. 

The export drive will be headed by the Danish Ambassador to Russia, Mr. Thomas Winkler, and will focus on energy and environment as well as agriculture and healthcare.

Tatarstan has the 6th largest Gross Regional Product in Russia. The Republic is among the best in terms of production volumes and economic development, and though the main production of Tatarstan is oil, machinery and construction, it is the third biggest agricultural region of Russia. In Tatarstan there are 6 economic zones, which are territorial production complexes. A comparatively new Special economic zone Alabuga is the biggest industrial and production zone in Russia. It covers 20 sq. km. This zone holds great potential for investments into production and logistics.

The export drive will comprise of a joint meeting with the government of Tatarstan, a sector meeting with the relevant ministry, and B2B meetings for each sector. The entire programme will take around one and a half day.

For further information regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact Marina Piotrovskaya, marpio@um.dk

 

31.10.2014

Great Danish footprint at the St. Petersburg Initiative

The latest plenary meeting of the «St. Petersburg Initiative» was held in St. Petersburg on October 23-24. The Initiative seeks to identify ways to strengthen cooperation in the interests of sustainable development, including publicprivate partnership in the sphere of environmental protection of the Baltic Sea region.

Several Danish participants were present at the meeting and showed Russian stakeholders that Denmark is at the very forefront in regard to environmental solutions.

The world's largest shipping company Maerskparticipated and stated that they have started construction of four large containerships on liquefied natural gas (LNG). It is expected that these new container ships will be sailing in the Baltic Sea. This was informed by the head of Department of Business Development of Maersk Oil TradingJesper Mortensen. At the same time, he noted that, despite the efforts of the Baltic Sea States to make the maritime transport greener, not all ship-owners meet the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which indicates the need for further coordination of efforts at the international level.

Besides Maersk Elena Shpinel, head of new and developing technologies Department of HaldorTopsoe, presented the Danish company’s environmental technologies which were related to catalytic purification of gases from nitrogen oxides, sulphur compounds and organic compounds.

From the Russian side, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment informed about improving the system of regulation in Russia and the introduction of economic incentives that will lead to the implementation ofbest available technology in Russia. In particular, the participants showed great interest in the law № 219-F3on Environmental Protection and other legislative acts of the Russian Federation, that will constitute the legal framework and incentives for the modernization of production, reduction of environmental pollution, energy and resources – and ultimately to improve the competitiveness of the Russian industry.

For further reading about Law № 219-F3, please click here and here.

Furthermore Irina Stepanenko from FSI “Information-Analytical Center of development of water sector” explained about a new subsidizing mechanism for organizations that implement investment projects on construction, reconstruction and modernization of recycling re-sequential water and waste and sewage disposal facilities.

The plenary meeting ended October 24 with a signing ceremony where the Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg signed a cooperation agreement with FSI “Information-Analytical Center of development of water sector”on development of concrete projects within the field of water and wastewater.

The plenary meeting was held at "VodokanalSankt-Peterburg" and was attended by about 100 participants, including representatives of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the administration of St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Kaliningrad, and Novgorod oblasts, the Republic of Karelia, other Baltic Sea States including the Royal Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russian and international financial institutions and companies, as well as non-governmental environmental organisations.

For further information on the St. Petersburg initiative please click here.

For presentations from all participants, please click here.

 

29.10.2014

The Danish Consulate General and “Voda Rossii” have signed a Cooperation Agreement October 24 in St. Petersburg

Friday October 24, 2014 The Royal Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg and the Russian federal state budgetary institution "VodaRossii" signed an agreement on cooperation in within the framework of the St. Petersburg Initiative.

The agreement will be a part of the Danish concept “Low Hanging Fruits” and will focus on concrete development of environmental projects within the water and wastewater sector in Russia with its main focus on the North-West region in Russia. The agreement is the outcome of the successful cooperation between the two countries that already started back in 1993. It will give both Russian and Danish companies a unique chance to develop environmental projects in Russia.

A working group has been established and will meet in late November to develop to concrete pilot projects within the field of water and waste water.

Denmark is world renowned for its green and environmental solutions and has over the last years prioritised the protection of the Baltic Sea. In that connection the former Danish Minister of Environment Ida Auken signed two MoU’s last year with the city of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast on environmental cooperation particularly in the field of water, air and resources.

The St. Petersburg Initiative was held on October 23-24 in St. Petersburg. The Initiative seeks to identify additional ways to strengthen cooperation in the interests of its sustainable development, including public-private partnership in the sphere of environmental protection of the Baltic Sea region.

27.10.2014

Low hanging Fruits Reference Book Second Edition

The Low Hanging Fruits Reference Book second edition

Here you can dowload the second edition of the Low Hanging fruits Reference Book which includes environmental projects.

Low Hanging Fruits Reference Book second edition.

30.09.2014

Danish delegation visited Volgograd and Rostov-on-Don

On September 23-24 a Danish delegation headed by the Danish ambassador in Russia Mr. Thomas Winkler and DBDH (Danish Board of District Heating) visited Volgograd and Rostov-on-Don. During the visit a number of meetings and sessions been carried out with focus on district heating sector. The visit program contained B2B meetings with key Russian companies, governors and local administrations, plenary meetings and roll-up exhibitions. During the meetings the Russian side presented the current needs and demands in the district heating sector including ongoing projects and programs, while the Danish side was corresponding with the technical solutions relevant for the region. Furthermore, chief financial representative of EKF in Russia & CIS countries Jørgen Bollesen was also participating in the tour.Thus the Danish delegation was able to provide financial mechanisms suitable for the specific region. Moreover the Danish ambassador Mr. Thomas Winkler held meetings with the governor Andrei Bocharov in Volgograd and the governor Vasily Golubev in Rostov-on-Don where they discussed prospects for cooperation in the economic, social and cultural spheres. Both regions are interested in Danish know-how and experience in the field of district heating as well as using the most innovative Danish technology and equipment.The Danish visit indicates that in spite of the current political situation there is a strong wish for a continued development of cooperation between the two sides.

 

 

 

 

 

04.06.2014

Spin the bottle: How Russia wants to go in Denmark’s green footsteps

Russia has a giant potential for green development. New areas and the country’s image have to follow, so people think of Russia not only as the country with oil and gas, but also as the country of endless green possibilities. This opens up great opportunities for Danish companies, who are world renowned for their environmental focus and green solutions.

The 18th International Economic Forum took place in St. Petersburg May 22-23 2014. This year, the Forum was dedicated to the theme “Sustaining Confidence in a World Undergoing Transformation”, and the debates focused on the most pressing issues facing Russia and the world.

During the panel session “The dollars and sense in better managing the Russian environment”, many opportunities for Danish companies emerged. Nuritdin Inamov, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation under the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, spoke of the progress made by the government towards green development. Inamov stressed that green development not only benefits the environment, but can also be a driving force for economic development. Here, Inamov pointed out in particular three bills from a new legislative package for better environment presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment:

  1. A bill moving companies towards BAT – Best Available Technologies. The idea that “Those who pollute are the ones who must pay” will be imperative, and this will encourage companies to move to BAT. The Russian Federation will use European standards as reference for comparison. This bill is currently in second hearing.
  2. A second bill in the legislative package is regarding waste. The keyword is responsibility. A company needs to be responsible for every element of the supply chain.
  3. The third bill is about damage to the environment. There are serious environmental problems in many regions of Russia and therefore, Inamov stressed, there needs to be economical instruments to prevent this. He reached out to foreign companies for help to the calculation of such instruments.

Denmark is world renowned for its green and innovative technologies, and since Russian companies will be more or less legally forced to move to greener solutions with the new bill concerning BAT this will create incredible opportunities for Danish companies. Since the Russian Federation will use European standards as reference for comparison Danish companies could benefit greatly from this new bill, bringing Nordic standards to Russia. Also within the area of waste management and environmental damage control Danish companies can contribute greatly with know-how. Currently, the Trade Council Russia’s Low Hanging Fruits project are building up a new reference book that will focus greatly on environmental issues and will also encompass waste treatment. This could potentially pave the way for even more Danish-Russian cooperation.

 

Inamov’s idea of the importance of moving companies  by other participants at the panel, including Vsevolod Gavrilov from Sberbank who is a member of the Trade Council’s Low Hanging Fruits project, and Isaac Sheps, President of Baltika Breweries, who together with Danish brewery giant Carlsberg has implemented one of the ministry’s first pilot projects, one that attempts to secure that every element in the production chain is using environment friendly technologies. Isaac Sheps underlined that Baltika and Carlsberg think of all stakeholders in their supply chain, including the society; therefore, is it also important for the breweries to take care of the environment. Several rapports show that Carlsberg, including Baltika, is the best brewery in the world in terms of CO2-emissions and the amount of water used, but Baltika is still eager to improve, according to Sheps. In the achievement of becoming greener, it is all about the supply chain for Baltika. In terms of CO2-emissions, 40% come from wrapping and materials. As an example, Sheps pulled forward bottles: First of all, the less a bottle weights the more environmentally friendly it is; therefore, the breweries try to make their bottles as light as possible. Secondly, the more times a bottle is recycled, the more environmentally friendly it is. Baltika began recycling bottles several years ago and is still the only brewery in Russia that does. Therefore they call for a discussion on gathering bottles, since there is no system in Russia for this. Sheps mentioned Denmark as a frontrunner in this field, and one Russia should learn from. In Denmark, every bottle is recycled and the country has the most advanced recycling system in the world. “This is a fact”, Sheps said. Baltika and Carlsberg started the recycling of bottles-project in Russia by installing bottle machines in nine large cities in cooperation with the local authorities and operators. There are now up to 2000 bottle machines around the country – but, as Sheps said, this is just a drop in the ocean. However, with Danish technologies getting such publicity in Russia, the win-win situation of Denmark getting the chance to export green technologies and Russia in dire need of them could be just what both the Russian and Danish markets need.

 

 

20.05.2014

RAWI makes digital map of current wind power projects in Russia

The Russian Association of Wind Power Industry (RAWI) has created a map of the wind power projects that are currently being implemented or has already been implemented in Russia by both Russian and foreign companies. For each project you will find not only its location on the map, but also information on its name, current status and capacity, as well as contact information of the company-developer.

Information on the map will be updated in accordance with the development of each project. New projects will also be pointed on the map. Developer companies will need to contact RAWI with the proposal to place or amend information there.

The wind projects map is available on RAWIs website in order to provide relevant and reliable information on the development of wind power in Russia, as well as to assist the Russian wind energy companies - both members and non-members of RAWI - in looking for investors for the development of wind projects.

To see the map, please click here.

20.05.2014

Winner-bike still promotes green Danish transportation in St. Petersburg

About two years ago, one lucky inhabitant of St. Petersburg became the winner of a Danish bicycle in connection with the Europe Days in the city. The bike was provided by the Danish Consulate General, and is still in use in the city, promoting Denmark and Danish green transportation in St. Petersburg! We’re very happy that the lucky winner still enjoys using her bike, and we hope it will still be useful for many years to come.

Cycling is one of the key features in Danish transportation, and many Danes prefer two wheels to four. Not only is it healthier and often a faster way to get around in the big cities, cycling also helps reduce pollution.

An integrated transportation system with bikes is also an essential element of the Copenhagen Solutions, about which you can read more here.

 

The Russian company “StroiInvest-Energia” has together with the Far Eastern Development fund, signed a contract for the reconstruction and modification of two windmills in Chukotka. The company located in the special economic zone of ”Beringovskiy” in Chukotka and planning to replace the old windmills with the more effective and secure – Vestas V27 models. The total investment value will be around RUB 43 million.

More information available here (in Russian)