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Wasserkabel Baltic on Vietnam’s National Assembly TV

On 17 July 2019, on the occasion of the Latvia – Vietnam Business Forum that took place at the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hanoi, our representatives were interviewed by journalists from Vietnam’s National Assembly TV (TRUYỀN HÌNH QUỐC HỘI VIỆT NAM):

You can watch the full video clip here → MANY EUROPEAN BUSINESSES WANT TO EXPAND INVESTMENT IN VIETNAM (25.07.2019. quochoitv.vn)

Opening of the Wasserkabel test room in Vietnam

As a result of successful collaboration between our company and the Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology, on 17 July 2019, we opened a Wasserkabel test room at the Renewable Energy Research and Applications Laboratory of the Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology.

We were honoured to welcome at the opening ceremony the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the People’s Republic of China and Vietnam Māris Selga, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Vietnam Оleksiy Shovkoplias, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA), officials from the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the municipality of the capital city of Hanoi, as well as representatives of the business community of Latvia and Vietnam. The guests of the opening ceremony were able to evaluate the efficiency of the Wasserkabel water capillary mats technology in its cooling mode in the climatic conditions of Vietnam.

The Wasserkabel technology is installed in the ceiling of the laboratory space of 100 m2 – on one side of the room, the capillary mats are embedded in plaster while, on the other side – the capillary mats are installed in free-hanging mode, behind a decorative plastic grid. In addition, due to the hot and humid climate conditions in Vietnam, five cooling and humidity reduction devices with capillary mats are installed in the room to reduce the air humidity by 55-60%.

Successfully completed certification of Wasserkabel capillary mats for sale in China

In June 2019, our company successfully completed the certification process of the key component of the Wasserkabel system – the capillary mats – at the State Key Laboratory of Building Safety and Environment, China Academy of Building Research, which removes any administrative barriers to successful export of the technology to China.

The test results confirmed that, thanks to the innovations made to the production process, the capillary mats manufactured in our factory in Ventspils, Latvia, can provide higher heating and cooling load than other analogue products available on the market.

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Visit of Reinhard Wiemer (Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany) to the AS Wasserkabel Baltic factory

On 3 April 2019, Reinhard Wiemer, the Deputy Head of Mission (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany) visited the AS Wasserkabel Baltic factory in Ventspils, Latvia, to learn about the Wasserkabel technology and the operation of the factory. During the visit, he met with our German shareholder and Chief engineer-technologist Hans-Eberhard Schmidt and discussed the experience of operating a business in Latvia.

Cooperation with Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology

On June 11 2018, in Berlin, JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic” signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology on cooperation in the field of knowledge transfer of the Wasserkabel water capillary mats heating and cooling technology. The cooperation includes the set up of a test room in one of the laboratories of Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology, based on the Wasserkabel water capillary mats system that will be demonstrated in the heating/cooling modes, as well as in dehumidification mode. The purpose of the installation is to promote cooperation between our company and the Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of the Wasserkabel technology in the climatic conditions of Vietnam. 

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding marks an important step towards the more widespread use of the energy-efficient Wasserkabel water capillary mats technology in Vietnam and other Asian countries. At the moment, our company has already received an order and is working on the installation of the technology in the premises of a kindergarten in Hanoi.

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News in July and August 2017

In July, within the framework of the project “Production Facility of Capillary Tube Mats in Latvia”, the company launched the production of capillary tube mat test batches and polypropylene pipes (PPR) PN10 20x2mm and 25×2.3mm for cold (including drinking) water, but, starting from the month of August, the company also launched the production of polypropylene pipes (PPR) PN20 20×3.2mm and 25×4.2mm for hot water and heating systems.


Health certificate

In July, JSC Wasserkabel Baltic received a health certificate stating that the polypropylene pipes (PPR) produced by the company are safe for use with drinking water.


Bureau Veritas certificate

In August, JSC Wasserkabel Baltic received the Bureau Veritas certificate attesting that the manufacturing process of polypropylene water capillary tube mats and pipes is in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2015 standard.

ISO Certificate


Report by an independent expert on the potential contribution of the Wasserkabel system to the reduction of CO2 emissions

In August, the company also received a report from SIA “Ekodoma”, an independent expert in the field of energy efficiency, and in its conclusions it is stated that: “By using the Wasserkabel system, the amount of CO2 emitted is 3.25 kgCO2/m2 less (per year) compared to classic floor heating systems and 5.9 kgCO2/m2 less (per year) compared to the radiator system.” This confirms the benefits of the Wasserkabel system as a “green” technology and its potential future contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

CO2 Report by SIA Ekodoma


In August, the new production facility was visited by potential partners from the UK and China, to become familiar with the company’s products and installation methods of the Wasserkabel system.


On 31 August 2017, JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic” concluded an agreement No. SKV-L-2017/434 with the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia for support within the framework of the “Promotion of international competitiveness” programme, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.


Project “Production Facility of Capillary Tube Mats in Latvia”, id. No. NOFI/LV06/AK2/14, financing agreement No. NP-2015/24, is being implemented through a EUR 509,104 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
More information about the project can be obtained by contacting Alexei Vasilyev,
aleksejs.vasiljevs@wasserkabel.eu, +371 26445599

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News in May and June 2017

Since August 2015, JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic” is implementing the project “Production Facility of Capillary Tube Mats in Latvia”.

Within the framework of the project, new production equipment was purchased that was delivered and installed in new production facility in Ventspils.

After installation, the project provided for staff training that was carried out on the new equipment.

In April, the project provided for a series of tests that were carried out at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim with materials that were made on the new equipment in order to carry out product testing for different versions of application and, as a result of the tests, to demonstrate the efficiency and capacity of the system.

In order to inform the Latvian construction sector about the new technology, for which the required capillary mats and other components will be produced by JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic”, in 2016, the company organized informative seminars, as well as a seminar in Rezekne and the final event in Riga in April 2017.

Articles were prepared for publications in the April 2017 issues of magazines “Deco”, “Latvijas Architektūra” and “Latvijas Būvniecība”. A video has been produced and made available on the company’s website in several languages to inform professionals and potential clients about the Wasserkabel technology and its products.

The official opening ceremony of the Wasserkabel production facility in Ventspils took place on May 26, 2017. More information here

In June 2017, potential co-operation partners from Tunisia visited the new production facility in order to get acquainted with the company’s products and the installation methods of the Wasserkabel system that could be applied in Tunisia.


Project “Production Facility of Capillary Tube Mats in Latvia”, id. No. NOFI/LV06/AK2/14, financing agreement No. NP-2015/24, is being implemented through a EUR 509,104 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
More information about the project can be obtained by contacting Alexei Vasilyev,
aleksejs.vasiljevs@wasserkabel.eu, +371 26445599

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Opening of JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic” production facility in Ventspils

Opening ceremony of JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic” production facility in Ventspils on May 26, 2017:


Project “Production Facility of Capillary Tube Mats in Latvia”, id. No. NOFI/LV06/AK2/14, financing agreement No. NP-2015/24, is being implemented through a EUR 509,104 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
More information about the project can be obtained by contacting Alexei Vasilyev,
aleksejs.vasiljevs@wasserkabel.eu, +371 26445599

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www.eeagrants.org

News in April 2017

Since August 2015, JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic” is implementing the project “Production Facility of Capillary Tube Mats in Latvia”.

In 2016, the company concluded contracts with German equipment manufacturers for the purchase of new production equipment. In March and April 2017, the equipment was tested at the manufacturers’ facilities,  and after the successful completion of these tests, the new equipment was delivered and installed in the new Wasserkabel production facility in Ventspils.

After installation, staff training was conducted on the new equipment.

In April, a series of tests were carried out at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim with materials that were made on the new equipment in order to carry out product testing for different application methods and, as a result of the tests, to demonstrate the efficiency and capacity of the system.

In order to inform the Latvian construction sector about the new technology, for which the required capillary mats and other components will be produced by JSC “Wasserkabel Baltic”, the company organised several informative seminars in 2016, as well as a seminar in Rezekne and the final event in Riga in April 2017.

Articles were prepared and published in the April 2017 issues of magazines “Deco”, “Latvijas Architektūra” and “Latvijas Būvniecība”. A video was produced and made available on the company’s website in several languages to inform professionals and potential clients about the Wasserkabel technology and its products.

A commemorative plaque was produced that informs the public that the project was implemented with the support of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

A press release was circulated to inform the public about the final stage of launch of the Wasserkabel production facility and the planned opening ceremony in Ventspils on May 26, 2017. 


Project “Production Facility of Capillary Tube Mats in Latvia”, id. No. NOFI/LV06/AK2/14, financing agreement No. NP-2015/24, is being implemented through a EUR 509,104 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
More information about the project can be obtained by contacting Alexei Vasilyev,
aleksejs.vasiljevs@wasserkabel.eu, +371 26445599

Norway_GrantsLiaa_eng
www.eeagrants.org