In the Usmansky district, the construction of an energy center with a capacity of 145 MW per hour has begun, which will fully cover the needs of Greenhouse Complex Vegetables of the Chernozem Region LLC in electricity. The enterprise is part of the ECO-culture agro-industrial holding, which specializes in the cultivation of vegetable products in greenhouses.
“Despite all the difficulties, the company continues to invest in the economy of the Lipetsk region,” stressed Alexander Rudakov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eco-Culture agro-industrial holding, laying a capsule to mark the start of construction of the substation. “Chernozem Region Vegetables is the largest asset of Eco-Culture, and I am very glad that we have the opportunity to increase the efficiency of this facility and build our own energy center.”
The planned volume of investments will be more than 8 billion rubles. 15 new jobs will be created. Completion of construction is scheduled for September 2023.
“The fact that enterprises are developing their production in the Lipetsk region is evidence of a good investment climate in the region. This is especially true of the agro-industrial complex, which today is a high-tech, energy-equipped and very modern industry. Over the past three years, more than one hundred billion rubles have been invested in the Lipetsk agro-industrial complex, and it is very important that investments do not stop, enterprises are developing, new jobs are being created,” said Igor Artamonov, Governor of the Lipetsk Region.
The agreement on the implementation of this investment project was signed within the framework of SPIEF-2022 by the Governor of the region Igor Artamonov and the Managing Director of TK Chernozem Vegetables LLC Sergey Stolyarov. Since 2016, TK Vegetables of the Chernozemya LLC has been implementing a project for the production of vegetables in greenhouses in the region. Year-round greenhouses with an intelligent supplementary lighting system are located in the village of Bochinovka, Usmansky district. Tomatoes are grown on an area of 85.6 hectares. At the end of 2021, 41.5 thousand tons of vegetables were harvested in the complex.
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