UPB Energy Latvia launched the manufacture of gas-operated cogeneration stations in Liepāja.
The first cogeneration station assembled in Liepāja before shipping to the buyer is successfully tested at the testing stand and is being examined before shipping to the buyer. It is a small-capacity station, which is assembled with the application of the engine manufactured in Germany/Switzerland, a generator manufactured in Italy, but the project documentation is prepared by the UPB GmBh Germany company, and is an intellectual property of UPB holding. The cogeneration station produces heating energy and electric energy. Natural gas, biogas and wooden gas can be used as fuel - this is what UPB holding’s president Mr. Uldis Pīlēns said to the daily Dienas Bizness. Cogeneration units of electric power capacity 50 kW to 280 kW and heating capacity 86 kW to 404 kW are to be manufactured in Liepāja. Cogeneration stations will be manufactured in two types of casings: compact stations with a special sound isolation case to be installed in buildings, whereas container-type casing is to be installed outside buildings, e.g. on farms. Within a week’s time, the Liepaja plant is to receive engines and generators from the German company to complete the next stations. Until the end of the year, 50 - 60 up to 100 stations are expected to be manufactured, and all of them are to be sold on the German market. As Db has already written, the new plant is a part of the UPB Energy group, which comprises companies in Germany (UPB GmBh), Switzerland (UPB AS gmbh) and Latvia (UPB Energy). It is UPB holding’s long-term strategic project, its goal being to design, manufacture and service an environment-friendly power technical unit – cogeneration stations, thanks to Switzerland’s technical potential, German market and Latvia’s production costs. An estimated 3 million EUR have been invested in the creation hereof. The new plant is located in a newly erected building in Liepaja, in the Pulvera Street industrial park as the UPB holding’s third production unit in this park. Prior to it, the holding structural unit Aile group’s glass, aluminium and wooden window and façade plants have been commissioned.
Source: daily Dienas Bizness.