The average price of access to the interstate cross-section for the export of 100 MW of electricity to Romania as of June 30 at UAH 4,200/MWh became a record, and the auction itself for its redemption, held for the first time after the opening of exports by Europe, proves the ability of Ukraine to earn billions of hryvnias on this, Board Chairman of NPC Ukrenergo Volodymyr Kudrytsky said.
“This is the first auction for access to the interstate cross-section after the synchronization of the Ukrainian and European energy systems, and record UAH 4,200 per MWh of access. In just one day, the state-owned company Ukrenergo earned UAH 10 million,” Kudrytsky wrote on his Facebook on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.
He suggested that if the export capacity was increased to 1,000 MW and auctions were held to buy access to interstate cross-sections at the same level, the state could earn up to UAH 100 million per day, or UAH 36 billion per year. Accordingly, 2,000 MW can bring the state about UAH 72 billion a year, the head of Ukrenergo said.
“This is the price of European rules and the transparency and competitiveness of the auction procedure, as opposed to the traditional desire to ‘steer,’ which can multiply UAH 72 billion by zero. And that is why Ukrenergo will always actively profess and defend these principles – a deviation from them will cost the state very dearly,” he stressed.
As reported, on June 30, the commercial export of the first 100 MW of electricity to Europe will start after the synchronization of the Ukrainian and European energy systems, agreed by ENTSO-E on June 27. At first, the resource will be supplied to Romania, then the directions to Slovakia and Hungary will be opened, but in general, the capacity for export is still 100 MW. In a month, Ukrenergo expects an increase in exports.
On March 1, Ukraine held the first auction for the placement of government domestic loan war bonds, at which it attracted UAH 8.122 billion for the period of one year at 11% per annum. According to the Ministry of Finance, a total of 10 applications were submitted for the auction, all of them were satisfied.
In addition, another auction was held, at which UAH 20.7 million was raised at 10% per annum for 56 days.
The funds from the bonds will be used to meet the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the uninterrupted provision of the financial needs of the state under martial law, the ministry said.
As reported, the total volume of issuance of military bonds is up to UAH 400 billion. They can be purchased by the National Bank. However, according to available information, it was not among the buyers in the first auction.
Concorde Consulting LLC, a member of the Concorde Capital group of companies, acting as an adviser on the privatization of PJSC President Hotel, has set its starting price at UAH 390 million, the company’s press service has reported.
The company said that they expect a significant increase in prices during the privatization auction due to the competition of bidders. At the same time, even a sale at the starting price will bring more benefits to the state than income in the form of annual dividends, according to Concorde Capital.
“There is no need to keep the President Hotel in state ownership. This is not a strategic facility. Today, the hotel is in a state that requires significant investments. In the near future, it can take a significant place on the hotel map of Kyiv precisely by attracting the necessary investments through privatization,” CEO of Concorde Capital Ihor Mazepa said.
According to him, the modernization of the hotel and its further operational management could create hundreds of jobs.
Thus, Concorde Capital recommends holding a competition for the privatization of the President Hotel in the near future.
Concorde Capital’s independent appraisal partners were Marcus Bureau, Creston GCG, BDO Consulting, Redcliffe Partners and Cushman&Wakefield.
Earlier, the starting price of the President Hotel at the privatization auction, according to UkraineInvest, was estimated at $12 million.
The auction for the sale of frequencies for 5G communication will be held in Ukraine in 2022, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov has said.
“We have already launched research work. Next year we plan to put up frequencies [for 5G communication] at tenders for the operators,” he said during the Kyiv International Economic Forum on Thursday.
According to Fedorov, the active introduction of this communication technology in large cities of the country will begin in two years.
“I believe that at first it will be most relevant for industry, and then large cities, industrial centers will pick up, and gradually 5G will spread throughout the country,” he said.
JSC First Kyiv Machine-Building Plant (the former Bilshovyk plant) will be put up for a privatization auction with a starting price of UAH 1.39 billion, which was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, Dmytro Sennychenko, head of the State Property Fund (SPF) of Ukraine, said. “Today, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has accepted the terms of its privatization. As they say, now a small [not so] challenge remains to find, together with a representative of Big-4, KPMG Ukraine, investors for this asset,” he said on Facebook on Wednesday evening.
According to Sennychenko, the commission will determine the date of the auction in the near future.
“The experience of previous competitions held by the SPF allows us to confidently predict that we will see a significantly larger number on the final scoreboard,” the SPF head said.
He recalled that the plant was established in 1881, when a Swiss entrepreneur bought about 4.4 hectares of land on Shuliavka in Kyiv, and six months later a new enterprise appeared here – Kyiv iron cast and mechanical plant.
“Over the next more than a hundred years, the plant changed the scale of production, profile, name, and experienced stunning transformations – from an unconditional flagship of the industry to an abandoned technically obsolete site,” Sennychenko wrote, adding that perhaps the enterprise will again interest some Swiss investor.
As reported, in accordance with the privatization conditions approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, the new owner of the enterprise must fulfill a number of social and economic conditions, in particular, the payment of wage arrears and single social security tax, the implementation of the current collective agreement and the prevention of dismissal within a certain period.
The investment company InVenture (Kyiv), acting in the interests of its client, intends to sell the Bavaria meat processing plant (village Fursy, Kyiv region) at an online auction with a starting price of $1.9 million with its estimated market value of $5 million, the company said on its website on Wednesday.
“The enterprise was built and launched in 2018. At the moment, the plant is mothballed. However, all production equipment is in good condition and is completely ready to resume being functional. Enterprise location: 5 km away from Bila Tserkva and 100 km away from Kyiv,” InVenture said.
According to it, the property complex includes: buildings and structures with a total area of 7,000 square meters, a plot of 14 hectares in private ownership, communications (electricity – 800 kW, gas, water, sewerage system with a working sewage pumping station). The sanitary and ecological standards are followed according to the national legislation.
According to the company, the facility was mothballed in 2019 due to a shortage of working capital and non-core activities of this area for its investor, who had previously planned the construction of a pig farm and a feed mill as part of the enterprise.
“At a distance of 1 km from the property complex of the meat processing plant, there is a site that was planned to be developed as a site for the construction of a pig farm with a pigsty for 1,200 sows and an annual keeping of 32,000 pigs. The project also planned the construction of a feed mill with a capacity of 5 tonnes per day and 4 silos for storing grain, 5 tonnes each,” InVenture said.
The enterprise has modern equipment, its capacity allows to produce smoked, semi-smoked, boiled-smoked and boiled sausages; deli meats, smoked meats, hams and baked meat; sausages and wieners; pates, stewed meat and brawn with a total volume of up to 15 tonnes of meat products per day. The slaughterhouse has a capacity of slaughtering and storing of 320 livestock per day.
The investment company clarified that the acceptance of bids from potential buyers will last until October 15, the announcement of the winners – October 24, and the sale of the asset is planned to be fully completed by December 24, 2021. The estimated market value of the meat processing plant is $5 million, and the starting bidding price for accepting applications is $1.9 million.