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Information on state of affairs in timber industry


Main factors of favourable investment climate contributing to the regional timber industry

  • advantageous geographical position and availability of natural resources;
  • efficient market infrastructure and high consumer activity;
  • presence of experienced personnel;
  • successful experience of investment projects’ implementation;
  • effective system of state support of investment activity.

Forest regions’ distribution in the Tyumen region

Total volume of forest stand – 935 million cubic metres:

  • birch- 54%;
  • pine- 23%;
  • aspen- 9%;
  • cedar- 7%;
  • spruce- 6%;
  • silver fir- 1%.

Possible annual wood felling volume (rated wood cutting) - 16.4 million cubic meters including the wood of coniferous trees- 3.1 million cubic meters.   

Average annual wood felling- 15-20% of rated wood cutting.  

Northern forest regions:

For projects of wood chemical and sawing industries.

Central and southern forest regions:

For projects of wood-based panel and sawing industries.

The investment projects offered for implementation:


Wood-based panel factories *

Wood processing *

Pulp-and-paper production **

- conversion of boiler houses to wood fuel;

- OSB (oriented standard board)

- lumbering  

- BHKP – 600 thousand tonnes per year (bleached hardwood kraft pulp)  

- bioethanol;

- wood chipboard  

- broadleaf and coniferous saw timber  

- BSKP – 150 thousand tonnes per year (bleached softwood kraft pulp)  

- pellets, bales   

- MDF (medium density fibreboard; wood fiber board produced by drying and pressing method)   

- woodworks   

- BCTP- 250 thousand tonnes per year (bleached chemi-thermomechanical aspen pulp)   

- plywood manufacturing plant

- wooden frame houses

- furniture

* – based on “Strategy and plan of development of forest industry of the Tyumen region” developed by Pöyry Forest Industry Consulting Oy   

** – according to the concept worked out by the Association of Specialists of the Pulp and Paper Industry (ASPPI).

Preconditions for organization of wood-based panel production    

•   Availability of considerable stock of  low-grade wood.  

•   Every year 0.5-0.7 million cubic metres of unprocessed waste wood remain on operating enterprises.

•   The Tyumen region as for the new housing supply per capita takes the first place in Russia: in the years 2014-2020 it will make 14 million square metres, including the individual housing construction – 6 million square metres.  

•   Geographical position, entry to the markets of:

•   Tyumen region (including the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Districts),   

•   Ural federal district (12.3 million people),   

•   Siberian federal district (19.3 million people),

•   Republic of Kazakhstan (17.4 million people). 

•   Presence of the large-scale furniture factories in the Tyumen region.     

Preconditions of regional bioenergetics development

Pellets, biofuel, bioethanol:

·         Considerable stock of  low-grade wood;   

·         Yearly volume of unprocessed waste wood -  0.5-0.7 million cubic metres.

·         High export potential.

Wood fuel boiler houses

·         In the Tyumen region the Plan of conversion of 62 inefficient boiler houses to wood fuel (wood chips, pellets) is prepared: boiler houses’ installation expenses are analyzed; wood fuel supply scheme is worked out; the effect is estimated;

·         Higher gas tariffs comparing to those of wood fuel;

·         Impossibility of gas use in some districts; 

·         In some districts gas distribution network limits are reached and there is no power reserve.

Preconditions for organization of regional plywood  production

Organization of plywood production in the Tobolsk/ Uvat districts – from 60 thousand cubic metres per year. 

•   Volume of available raw material- up to 4566 thousand cubic meters per year. 

•   Birch- 2, 3 growth class.  

•   Peeler logs average output of total wood volume: 10-15% in mixed forests; up to 30% in birch forests.   

•   High export potential of final products.

•   Possibility of leasing the municipal ground areas for implementation of the project.

Personnel potential

In the region the stably functioning educational system of all levels exists.

•   9 state higher education institutions, 9 branches of Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novossibirsk HEIs (80 000 students);   

•   19 secondary vocational education institutions (30 000 students);

•   547 schools, 153 000 pupils.

The Tyumen technical school of forestry engineering

Training of highly skilled competitive specialists for forestry engineering enterprises

•   Dual education system is introduced (academic exercises in technical school, practice – at work post).

•   Studies are organized by the employers at their enterprises.

The career fair is regularly held in cooperation with the regional forest enterprises.   

State support of investors in the Tyumen region

·  Reduction of regional income tax by 4%

·  Reduction of property and transport taxes to 0%

·  Land tax benefits

·  Partial reimbursement of infrastructure construction expenses

·  Allocation of ground areas and real property items belonging to state or municipal authorities.     

·  Reimbursement of up to 50% of leasing initial contribution and funding of 2/3 of refinancing rate as per credit and leasing agreements.

System approach to implementation of investment projects

The investors in the territory of Tyumen region are fully supported by local administration on wide range of issues what reduces the expenses by 20-30%.

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