Investment Proposal
Puhkerand Logistics Center (PLC) development project Puhkeranna tee 1, Laoküla, Lääne-Harju rural municipality, Estonia. Potential
investors are being presented with an opportunity to acquire 24,1 ha of land plot planned for logistic- energy- and industrial developments, located in the western part of Estonia, Harju county, Lääne-Harju rural municipality, on the border of the city of Paldiski. There are two cargo ports in Paldiski, the city is the second most important port city in Estonia after Tallinn. Logistically in the middle of Hamburg, Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Road and rail connection to all FSU countries. The rail link creates an alternative way to transport Chinese manufacturers' goods to the EU 2x faster
Data concerning the Puhkerand Logistics Center land unit

Name: Puhkerand Logistics Center (PLC)
Location:
Estonia, Lääne-Harju parish , Laoküla village, Pakri peninsula.

The detailed plan for the PLC land unit was implemented on 28 June 2016. The PLC land unit includes the following cadastral units :
Puhkeranna tee 1      29501:001:0726 Puhkeranna tee         29501:001:0727 Puhkeranna roheala 29501:001:0725
Total surface area: 24,1 ha
Private ownership
The land unit is located by the sea, facing south. The ground is flat, without high landscaping.
No marine floods have been observed.
Detailed plan

According to the approved detailed plan, the size of the PLC plot is 241 000 m2, of which 165 000 m2 can be used for building-up under various constructions.
There are currently no any networks on the land unit. According to expert estimates, the cost of building the necessary networks is EUR 1.5 million.
2 MW electricity connection from the territory of Paldiski South Harbor (1km) will be ensured.
Water and sewerage connections from the neighboring land unit.  
Distances to infrastructure units: Paldiski South Harbor - 0,8 km
Paldiski Northern Port– 3 km
Paldiski railway station -1 km
Tallinn Airport - 50 km
Business opportunities

The detailed plan of the PLC land unit allows to establish business and production units:
for the development of industry, energy and/or logistics:
  • As a first option – to support the developing industry by building a 2 MW solar park (SP)
  •  As a second option, a 5.5 MW solar park will be built to support industry and produce hydrogen H2.
  • As a third option, the construction of a CNG / LNG mini- plant based on the Balticconnector gas resource is being considered. The plant could use hydrogen to produce CO2-free CNG / LNG.
  • Industry for the production or processing of goods moving from “sea to sea “or from “land to sea”
  • Manufacture of large structures
  • Energy solutions and chemical products considering the possibilities of the Balticconnector gas pipeline
  • Etc.

Solar park with hydrogen H2 production with alternatives
The total amounts of electricity produced by solar park and consumed by the Electrolyser in a calendar year are presented in the table below:

Production and consumption

Electricity production

Electricity consumption
Solar Park with a net capacity of 2 MW
2,028 MWh

Solar Park  with a net capacity of 5.5 MW
5,626 MWh

Electrolyser  

 16,776 MWh
Alternatives

Alternative
Solar Park
Electrolyser
Alternative 1 (Tallinna Sadam, Paldiski South Harbor)
2 MW
2 MW
Alternative 2 (Elektrilevi/Elering)
5.5 MW
2 MW
 Alternative 3 (Elektrilevi/Elering)
5.5 MW
 2 MW (2 3x1 600A)

Solar park with hydrogen H2 production - cost benefit analysis and summary *

A cost-benefit analysis has been performed, which takes into account the tariffs and subsidies valid in Estonia and also the expected selling price of hydrogen.

Hydrogen production from solar energy by electrolysis has the shortest payback periods for alternatives 2 and 3 – respectively 6 years and 9 months, 7 years and 2 months. At the same time, possible new EU subsidies in the extent of ca 50% of the project cost for the new period have not been considered. Considering them, the payback period would be further reduced.

Taking into account the long service life of solar panels, which amounts to 30 years and more, and the high reliability of the electrolysis device and the energy policy pursued by the EU, this project can be assessed to be cost-effective.