Environment &Water Opportunities

An Expert's View about Energy in Russia

Last updated: 24 Feb 2011

The Russian Government sees the improvement of the environmental situation in Russia as a top priority.

Sector briefing Environment &Water Opportunities in Russia Why Russia? The Russian Government sees the improvement of the environmental situation in Russia as a top priority. The Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation developed the legislation to enhance the system of ecological monitoring and also to introduce the system of ecological audit and financial incentives for companies to implement the advanced environmental technologies. The legislation is planned to be adopted in the first half of 2011. Significant increase of environmental fines is also planned to take place in two stages ? in 2012 and 2014. Russian Government expenditure on environmental protection in 2009 was about 6,8 bln GBP. Find general information on the Russian market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Russia gives an overview of Russia?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environment & Water opportunities in Russia special budgetary investment fund to provide Opportunities funding for PPPs and made amendments to Russian legislation to support infrastructure Federal Target Programme ?Clean Water? investments. Over 50 PPP projects are active at In 2009 the Russian Government launched a present across all sectors. One of the major large investment programme entitled 'Clean PPP projects in the Water sector currently is Water?. Investment for the first stage of the the development of water supply facilities of programme (2009-2012) is 1.2 billion GBP. Saint-Petersburg ?Neva Water? project. The Russian government plans a large-scale modernization of the water sector from the Low Carbon Technologies improvement of legislation and management Energy efficiency now stands at the forefront of system to the upgrade of water supply Russia's national agenda. In November 2009 facilities. The programme aims to improve Russian Government approved Energy Strategy water quality, waste water treatment processes and Federal Low 'On energy safety and energy and stimulate private investment. efficiency improvement'. The Federal Low on Energy Efficiency indicates a series of Existing business opportunities for UK important measures such as the mandatory companies in the Russian water market include energy audits; replacement of incandescent BOT (build operate transfer) and BOOT (build bulbs; energy efficiency labelling of products; own operate transfer) projects, Public Private norms for reducing energy use. New energy Partnerships, engineering/consultancy efficiency legislation stimulated the opportunities. There are also opportunities for development of various ?green? sectors specialist equipment producers, pipeline including the development of green building rehabilitation and wastewater treatment standards in Russia, implementation of energy technologies. and resources saving technologies, renewable energy projects. Federal Target Programme ?Ecological safety of Russia 2012 - 2020? is under 2014 Olympic Games development and will be adopted in 2012. The Sochi will host XXII Winter Olympics and XI programme is focused on the elimination of the Paralympics in 2014. Preparations for Winter ecological damage, construction and Games 2014 are carried out in parallel with reconstruction of treatment plants, massive development of the whole Sochi implementation of energy efficient region. Russian Government approved the technologies, waste disposal and modernization programmes for environmental support of of hazardous facilities. The programme aims to preparation and delivery of the Olympics. Sochi accumulate 1,863 tln roubles (37 bln GBP), programmes involve projects for waste 867 bln roubles (17 bln GBP) from the federal treatment and waste water treatment and budget. purification; development of the infrastructure projects in accordance with new standards in Waste management the area of environmentally efficient Russia accumulated over 90bn metric tons of construction and nature preservation projects. solid wastes and only a minor part of is currently recycled. In January 2010 the Russian Government announced plans to If you have any questions on the opportunities recycle 20% of solid waste by 2016. Moscow, above, contact the UKTI contacts named in this Saint-Petersburg and several other large report. Business opportunities aimed regions in Russia announced projects to build specifically at UK companies are added daily to waste sorting and waste processing plants. UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our Russian industry lacks expertise in many areas staff overseas in British Embassies, High of waste management including waste to Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors energy technologies, sludge ash utilization and and in over 100 markets. many others. You can be alerted to business opportunities on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI Public Private Partnership website. Find out more on UKTI?s business PPP is increasingly seen as a real instrument opportunities service on the UKTI website for the modernisation forward, and interest in Major events and activities the UK?s expertise in this area is very high. In 2005 the Russian government announced a UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environment & Water opportunities in Russia Waste-Tech 2011 UKTI contacts Waste-Tech exhibition is a large event in Waste management sector. Yana Pavlovskaya Contact: Natalia Shibanova Team Leader, R&D Rich Sectors Email: natalia.shibanova@fco.gov.uk British Embassy Moscow Time: 31 May - 3 April 2011 Tel: +7 495 956 7252 Email: yana.pavlovskaya@fco.gov.uk WASMA 2011 www.ukti.gov.uk Waste management exhibition Contact: Natalia Shibanova Natalia Shibanova Email: natalia.shibanova@fco.gov.uk Senior Trade and Investment Adviser Time: October 2011 British Consulate General Saint Petersburg Tel: +7 812 320 32 30 Ecwatech 2012 Email: natalia.shibanova@fco.gov.uk International Trade Fair and Congress www.ukti.gov.uk 'Water: Ecology and Technology' Contact: Natalia Shibanova Email: natalia.shibanova@fco.gov.uk Time: June 2012 Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environment & Water opportunities in Russia Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Russian market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Russian market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Russia, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Russian market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2010 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environment & Water opportunities in Russia
Posted: 24 February 2011, last updated 24 February 2011

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