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GROSSDORF TO OPEN NEW PLANT FOR LIQUID CARBOMIDE-AMMONIUM FERTILIZERS PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE

Agrochemical company Grossdorf (Cherkasy) will open a plant for the production of liquid carbomide-ammonium fertilizers near Khmilnyk (Vinnytsia region) with a capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year and a storage capacity of 3,000 tonnes in the middle of December, the press service of the company has said. “We’ve found a site that suited us, and prepared it properly. Currently, work is underway to manufacture equipment for the plant, then it will be tested at the main production facility, transported to Khmilnyk and installed. These works will take approximately one and a half or two months. Thus, the production will be launched by the end of 2018, and agricultural producers of this region will be provided with carbomide-ammonium fertilizers in the spring season of 2019,” Grossdorf Commercial Director Serhiy Ruban said.
He noted that by the end of the year Grossdorf’s production capacity will reach 480,000 tonnes.
The company said over the past year its strategy has changed somewhat. If earlier focus was made on rail transportation, now the company plans to build factories in the main regions where there is a significant need for fertilizers. This is the third plant that Grossdorf group will launch this year.
Grossdorf agrochemical company was established in 2016. It is engaged in production, import, transportation of fertilizers, as well as providing services for introduction of anhydrous ammonia. Its core business is the supply of basic fertilizers for precision farming.

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LARGE UKRAINIAN AGRICULTURAL GROUP WILL LAUNCH OIL PROCESSING PLANT

Kernel, one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural groups, plans to launch an oil processing plant in Starokostiantyniv district of Khmelnytsky region in early 2021, according to the annual report of Kernel Holding S.A. (Luxembourg). “The plant for processing oilseeds is located in the middle of western Ukraine, in the area with high sunflower yields and production,” chairman of the board of directors Andriy Verevsky said.
According to him, the capacity of the processing plant will be one million tonnes of grain per year, the volume of oil storage facilities is 100,000 tonnes. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2021. The construction of a combined heat and power plant with a capacity of 22 MW running on sunflower husk is also envisaged.
According to Verevsky, the company plans by the end of 2020 to install similar heat and power plants at all its plants, their total capacity will be 72 MW.
In addition, Kernel plans in 2019 to put into operation the second grain terminal of the company in Chornomorsk.
The launch of the first phase of the second terminal TransGrainTerminal with a capacity of one million tonnes per year is scheduled for January 2019. The entire terminal will be completed by the end of 2019, its capacity will be 4 million tonnes of grain per year.

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COMPANY FROM OMAN WINS TENDER TO USE ODESA PORT-SIDE PLANT ON TOLLING TERMS

ETFX UK Group (Oman) has won a tender to use the facilities of PJSC Odesa Port-Side Plant on the tolling terms, First Deputy Director of the plant Mykola Schurikov has said. “After counting the points of the participants, ETFX UK Group receives the maximum number of points,” he wrote on Facebook. ETFX UK Group offered Odesa Port-Side Plant to pay for its work at $34 per tonne of produced ammonia and $46.5 per tonne of produced urea.
According to Schurikov, besides the winner, the bids were submitted by International V.T.I. Group Holding B.V. (the United States) and Boros LLC, but their packages of documents were incomplete.
International V.T.I. Group, as well as Trameta K.S. (Slovakia) requested an extension of the deadline for filing documents, but the tender commission did not find the necessary grounds for this.
As reported, Odesa Port-Side Plant refers to work on the tolling terms as the only possible option for resuming operations in the conditions of failure of privatization attempts and accumulated debt for gas to Naftogaz Ukrainy, which exceeds UAH 1.5 billion.
The state-owned Odesa Port-Side Plant produces chemical products, and also transships ammonia to sea transport.

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GROSSDORF AGROCHEMICAL COMPANY LAUNCHES SECOND PLANT FOR PRODUCTION OF LIQUID CARBOMIDE-AMMONIUM FERTILIZERS IN ODESA REGION

Grossdorf agrochemical company (Cherkasy region) in Sarata (Odesa region) has launched new production of liquid carbomide-ammonium mixture fertilizers with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes per year. According to a company press release, with the opening of the plant its capacity in the area of liquid fertilizers production rose to 410,000 tonnes per year.
“Grossdorf receives raw materials from Europe and Central Asia, but transportation of these raw materials for production of carbomide-ammonium mixture from the central regions to the southern regions is expensive. Therefore we built a production base and a raw materials storage base in Sarata. The plans for 2019 are to diversify the markets for the supply of raw materials,” the release says.
According to Grossdorf Commercial Director Serhiy Ruban, the capacities launched will allow the company to provide the entire Odesa region with carbomide-ammonium fertilizers, and also consider the possibility of exporting fertilizers from the production unit in Sarata to Moldova.
Grossdorf (Cherkasy) was established in 2016. It is engaged in production, import, transportation of fertilizers, as well as providing services for the introduction of liquid ammonia. The company’s core business is the supply of basic fertilizers for precision farming.

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ODESA PORT-SIDE PLANT SEEKS TO TERMINATE CONTRACT WITH LIBERTY GAS

PJSC Odesa Port-Side Plant plans to terminate a contract with Liberty Gas LLC, which won a tender to process gas on a tolling basis at the plant’s facilities, First Deputy Director of Odesa Port-Side Plant Mykola Schurikov has said.
“Liberty Gas has so far paid funds in the amount of $600,000 and UAH 5 million to the plant. Unfortunately, we received a letter from Liberty about the impossibility to fulfill the terms of the contract with the Odesa Port-Side Plant in the future. We begin the procedure for termination of the contract and are preparing a new tender to select a partner to work with the plant,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
According to the letter of Liberty Gas to the Odesa Port-Side Plant, posted by N Schurikov, the limited liability company transferred funds to start the plant and paid an advance for processing services. The company also entered into a contract with Vitol to supply gas and Keytrade AG to ship products.
“Unfortunately, today the global natural gas market has an unjustified increase in the cost of gas, and over the past several weeks the gas price has increased by more than 50%, which has a very negative effect on the economic performance under the contract between our enterprises,” the company said in the letter.
As reported, at the end of July, the Odesa Port-Side Plant, which has been idle since the end of April this year, signed a contract to process gas on the tolling basis at the facilities of the enterprise with Liberty Gas LLC, which won the corresponding tender. The launch was scheduled for the end of September.

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KYIVSPETSTRANS TO BUILD EUR60 MLN WASTE PROCESSING PLANT IN KYIV

PrJSC Kyivspetstrans plans to build a waste treatment plant with a capacity of 450,000 tonnes of garbage a year worth EUR60 million, board chairman of the company Andriy Hruschynsky has said at a press conference. “Kyivspetstrans plans to construct a waste processing plant, which should replace the capacity of solid waste landfill No. 5 to finally close it, reclaim it and put it in order. We focus on a mechanical-biological technology: it’s more modern and environmentally friendly technology than garbage incineration,” he said.
According to the expert, the company plans to attract international companies with experience of similar projects as designers and contractors of construction. Companies from Germany and Poland have already expressed interest.
“We believe that such a project can be realized in two years – the time it takes to develop a project, to order and manufacture equipment,” he said.
He noted that several sites are being considered for the construction of the plant. To finance the project, it is planned to attract loan funds.
“Such projects need credits, and such large infrastructure facilities for the territorial community can be credited at institutions. We focus on the EBRD, as they give the best conditions,” Hruschynsky told Interfax-Ukraine.

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