Agro Gogu SRL – Introducing a Dairy Cattle Operation

Loan Amount

€ 367,714

Grant amount

€ 55,157

Invested in

Purchasing of the equipment for dairy cattle raising, milking and milk cooling

EU Directives met

Regulations related to machinery, electrical equipment and H&S of workers and environmental protection

Primary Energy Savings and GHG reduction

66.94 MWh/y

32.41  tCO2/y

Energy Savings Ratio:  28.6%

 

Agro Gogu  SRL operates 300 ha of agricultural land in the Anenii Noi region with a fleet of agricultural vehicles.  The company planned to expand its activity range by adding a milk production unit. To this end the company constructed a new milk production farm housing 200 Jersey cows.

One key aspect of Agro Gogu’s expansion was the investment in modern equipment for dairy cattle raising, milking and milk cooling.

The investment was financed with a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan and the company received free-of-charge technical support from a team of international experts for the optimization of the investment.

Apart from a substantial expansion of its business activities, the technical assistance provided ensured that the equipment installed as part of the investment project assures high quality milk production for the Moldovan market, safeguards the health and safety of the workers and minimizes the environmental impact of the new dairy operation.

Furthermore, after the successful implementation and verification of this project, the company received 15% of the loan value as a grant incentive, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

With the implementation of this project, the company now meets wide variety of European standards:

    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC
    • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
    • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast).
    • Directive 89/391/EEC introducing the Measures to Encourage Improvements in the Safety and Health of Workers at Work
    • Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC
    • Directive 2009/104/EC concerning the Minimum Safety and Health Requirements for the Use of Work Equipment by Workers at Work
    • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer