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 – 961,3 million cubic metres:

  • birch – 53,1%;
  • pine – 23%;
  • aspen – 9,7%;
  • cedar – 6,5%;
  • spruce – 5,9%;
  • silver fir – 1,3%;
  • other – 0,5%.

Possible annual wood felling volume (rated wood cutting) – 16,2 million cubic meters including the wood of coniferous trees – 3,2 million cubic meters.

Average annual wood felling – 10% of rated wood cutting. Possible volume of cutting area development based on the forest land availability: 25-30%.

Northern forest regions:

For paper mill and fiber board production projects; for projects of wood chemical and sawing industries.

Central and southern forest regions:

For projects of wood-based panel and sawing industries; furniture production and bioenergy.

The investment projects offered for implementation:

BIOENERGETICS: 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 (a board composed of dried and pressed wooden fiber)

- woodworks

- BCTP- 250 thousand tonnes per year (bleached chemi-thermomechanical aspen pulp)
- plywood manufacturing plant - wooden frame houses - BCTP- 250 thousand tonnes per year (bleached chemi-thermomechanical aspen pulp)

- 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 3%;
  • 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

Investors within the territory of the Tyumen region receive full administrative support for a wide range of issues, reducing costs by 20-30%.