In Lviv Oblast, in Chervonohrad, an industrial park project was developed on the territory of coal mines that are to be closed as part of the transformation of coal regions.
The mayor of the city, Andrii Zalivskyi, said this, adding that the community has allocated about 110 hectares of land for the installation of the SPP, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
He emphasized that the project is designed to attract investments in the development of new businesses that could replace the coal mining enterprises located on the territory of the community. After all, six of the 12 mines in the community remain, employing more than 6,500 people. The territory of the park will reach 80 hectares with an additional 20 hectares of the territories of the mines themselves.
"The city is open to cooperation and investment, ready to give land on preferential terms, since the industrial park allows it," Zalivskyi urged investors.
He said that factories for the production of solar panels, heat pumps and related products for the maintenance of wind energy can be opened in the park.
According to him, "consumers" for wind energy will be very important, because in 2024 they plan to start construction of two wind turbines in the community.
"Also, on the territory of one of the mines, we are planning a solid household waste processing plant, as there is a project, and it is possible to produce biogas and biomethane," said the mayor.
Zalivsky emphasized that in the event of the opening of the production facilities, the engineering and technical personnel of the mines could transfer to new enterprises. The community has a large labor force resource and training and retraining of personnel has already begun. Thus, in 2022, training in the specialty of a solar panel repair specialist has already begun. In 2023, they plan to open new specialties related to alternative energy sources.
He added that There is Chervonograd the industrial heart of the Lviv region, because it is the only community that chose industry as the basis of development.
It is noted that Chervonograd was chosen to implement a pilot project on the transformation of coal regions of Ukraine within the framework of the project "Supporting Structural Changes in the Coal Regions of Ukraine", which is financed by the German government and implemented by GIZ Ukraine.
Earlier, Ecopolitic wrote, that Deputy Minister of Energy Yaroslav Demchenkov stated that in closed coal mines, in particular in Lviv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions, it is possible create sustainable energy clusters.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, presented the concept in Lviv Municipal Industrial Park "Sygnivka", which is designed to transform an abandoned industrial zone into a center of logistics and production.