Ukrainian in­vestor picks Madliena Parish in Latvia as lo­ca­tion for egg fac­tory

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Dur­ing an ex­traor­di­nary meet­ing, deputies of Ogre County Coun­cil sup­ported cre­ation of an egg and egg prod­uct plant in Madliena Parish, which has been picked by a Ukrainian in­vestor as a lo­ca­tion for the plant.

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity has re­ceived an ap­pli­ca­tion from SIA Gal­lus­man board chair­man Ar­nis Vein­bergs with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the plans of Ukrainian OvoS­tar Union to build a mod­ern egg and egg prod­uct plant in Ogre County. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity has been asked to sup­port and co­op­er­ate with the con­struc­tion of this plant, in­clud­ing the con­struc­tion of the nec­es­sary power net­work. It was pre­vi­ously re­ported that the com­pany looks at other op­tions for the plant’s pos­si­ble lo­ca­tion, in­clud­ing Tukums. In ad­di­tion, the county coun­cil plans to auc­tion off two pieces of land the com­pany views as pos­si­ble lo­ca­tions for the egg and egg prod­uct plant. As ex­plained by Ogre County mu­nic­i­pal­ity, Vein­bergs has in­formed the mu­nic­i­pal­ity that Gal­lus­man and the owner of the piece of land have al­ready signed an agree­ment of in­ten­tion re­gard­ing the pur­chase of land.

It is planned to build the plant in Madliena Parish. The to­tal area in­tended for con­struc­tion work is 140,000 m2. Con­struc­tion costs are planned at EUR 15 mil­lion (not tak­ing into ac­count pro­cure­ment of equip­ment and con­struc­tion of bio-mass CHP plant). Con­struc­tion is planned to be per­formed in two stages. The first stage will in­clude con­struc­tion of the plant with three mil­lion hens, whereas the sec­ond stage in­cludes ex­pan­sion of pro­duc­tion and in­crease of hens to six mil­lion.

It is also planned to grad­u­ally in­crease the num­ber of em­ploy­ees to 200.

The first stage of con­struc­tion is planned to be re­al­ized within two years. Vein­bergs es­ti­mates that the vol­ume of PIT paid for peo­ple em­ployed by the plant may reach EUR 700,000. Be­cause most em­ploy­ees are planned to be res­i­dents of Ogre, it will help in­crease the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s bud­get rev­enue. Mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s bud­get will also ben­e­fit from real es­tate tax.

The busi­ness­man prom­ises that de­vel­op­ment of the plant’s plans will fo­cus on pre­ven­tion or re­duc­tion of pos­si­ble en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. For ex­am­ple, to pre­vent the pos­si­ble smell from bird en­clo­sures, it is planned to use dry ma­nure col­lec­tion tech­nol­ogy, which is al­ready em­ployed in many bird farms in Europe. This pre­vents ex­cre­ments from pil­ing up.

It is also planned to build a bio-gas CHP plant, which will help re­solve a num­ber of prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with ma­nure storage and re­cy­cling.

Ieva Lūka/LETA

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