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Wolf eyes HVAC World Cup projects in Russia

Has inked partnerships in the sector for energy efficiency to gain larger footprint

| | Dec 30, 2011 | 9:38 am
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Has inked partnerships in the sector for energy efficiency to gain larger footprint

Wolf, the Bavarian-based company, which operates in 57 countries worldwide, has announced handpicking Russia as one of the most important international future markets for its HVAC, solar systems and combined heat and power plants. In the light of this, the company says that it has extended and intensified its already long-standing involvement in the country in the last few years. The partnership is based on sustainability through increased energy efficiency and raising awareness, apart from wanting to exploit the hitherto untapped potential of the Russian market for long-term benefits, the announcement added.

According to Wolf, it is closely involved in the Central Russian region of Yaroslawl, about 250 kilometres northeast of Moscow, where two years ago, it started operating the first CHP plant in the entire region, with electrical and thermal power of 195 kW and 216 kW respectively. Wolf claims that it has also been acting as a cooperation partner for Russian companies in the development, production and assembly of energy conservation systems. A production facility for CHP plants for the Russian market is currently being constructed, it said, and added that the plants contained motors from Jaroslawl Motorenwerke (JMZ), which are being converted into gas operation systems and are equipped with Wolf regulation and hydraulic technology.

As part of its involvement in Russia, the company said that it is not only focusing on products and technologies, but is also investing locally in training of personnel. In view of this, Wolf revealed that it has started a cooperation venture to specifically prepare and train specialists for future requirements. In this context, together with the regional government of Yaroslawl and the Yaroslawl Technical University, the company has founded the Engineering Centre for Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection to further the cause of research. Here, German know-how will be imparted to meet Russian climate protection and energy conservation targets, as also the training of Russian installers in cooperation with installation companies from Bavaria, the announcement said. The company hoped that the joint development and use of efficient conservation systems would enhance environmental protection and fiscally benefit the two entities.

According Wolf, the efforts are already paying off, with its energy conservation systems successfully installed in many buildings in Russia, for example, in the Kremlin in Moscow and in the Olympic village in Sotschi, with the two partners having their sights firmly set on another large project – the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The partners reportedly see further potential here for cooperation, as Wolf claims to be one of the worldwide installers of energy conservation systems and air conditioning units in modern football stadiums. With one of the 10 stadiums for the World Cup in Russia being built in Yaroslawl, Wolf claims that its strong presence there as a stadium specialist gives it an edge.

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