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The companies SIA Nordtorf, SIA LTL and SIA Cesvaines Kudra hold a total of 5 peat-manufacturing licences for 5 Latvian peat bogs: Baltmuizas purvs (SIA Nordtorf), Lielais Aknistes purvs (SIA Nordtorf), Tirais purvs (SIA LTL), Olgas purvs (SIA Cesvaines Kudra) and Zosu purvs (SIA Cesvaines Kudra). As at 2009, active milled and block white peat manufacturing is mainly conducted in the following three bogs: Lielais Aknistes purvs, Baltmuizas purvs and Tirais purvs. There is no noteworthy ongoing peat production in the rest of the two bogs, but in the near future we are planning to prepare the bogs for active horticultural peat manufacturing.

Lielais Aknistes purvs
The bog is situated in the Southern part of Latvia, in the Jekabpils region (Jekabpils Rajons), near the Akniste settlement. The bog’s total area is 800 ha, of which 520 ha is used for manufacturing. Lielais Aknistes purvs bog’s extractable peat reserve is 13 million m³. Block and milled white peat is produced in the bog to supply raw material for the SIA Nordtorf plant situated in Akniste.

Baltmuizas purvs
The bog is situated in the Southern part of Latvia, in the Jekabpils region (Jekabpils Rajons), near the border of Latvia and Lithuania. The bog’s total area is 300 ha, of which 280 ha is used for manufacturing. Baltmuizas purvs bog’s extractable peat reserve is 3 million m³. Block and milled white peat is produced in the bog to supply raw material for the SIA Nordtorf plant situated in Akniste.
 
  
Tirais purvs
The bog is situated in the Southern part of Latvia, in the Aizkraukle region (Aizkraukles Rajons), near the Aizkraukle settlement. The bog’s total area is 400 ha, of which 375 ha is used for manufacturing. Tīrais purvs bog’s extractable peat reserve is 6, 7 million m³. Milled white peat is produced in the bog to supply raw materials for the SIA Nordtorf plant situated in Akniste and also for selling it unpackaged via the Port of Riga.
 
  
Olgas purvs
The bog is situated in the Eastern part of Latvia, in the Madona region (Madona Rajons), on the border of Sarkanu and Dzeslava rural municipalities, near the Aizkuja settlement. The bog’s total area is 1120 ha, of which 550 ha is used for manufacturing. Olgas purvs bog’s extractable peat reserve is 32 million m³. In 2008, milled white peat was produced in the bog, which was mainly sold on the Latvian domestic market. The bog will start supplying raw materials for a peat products plant, which is currently under construction.
 
 
Zosu purvs
The bog is situated in the Eastern part of Latvia, in the Madona region (Madona Rajons), in the Dzeslava and Sarkanu rural municipalities (Dzeslavas pagasts and Sarkanu pagasts). The bog’s total area is 330 ha. The bog is abandoned and no production took place there in 2008. Zosu purvs bog’s extractable peat reserve is 5, 74 million m³. We are planning to begin preparations for the bog manufacturing process in 2010. The bog will start supplying raw materials for a peat products plant, which will be constructed next to the Olgas purvs bog.
 
 
   

 

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