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UKRAINIAN DTEK AGREES TERMS OF RESTRUCTURING EUROBONDS, BANK DEBT WITH CREDITORS’ COMMITTEE

DTEK Energy has agreed on the terms of restructuring eurobonds and the major bank debt with the committees of creditors-holders of eurobonds and banks, the group’s press service has said.
The company notes that the completion of restructuring will ensure the stable operation of the company in the long term, flexible debt service mechanics, taking into account financial forecasts and an unstable external conjuncture.
DTEK’s Strategy and Finance Director Oleh Tymkiv, whose comment is given in the report, indicated that DTEK was building the negotiation process “as a reliable partner fulfilling its obligations.”
“This allowed to maintain constructive relations and balance the company’s loan servicing capabilities and continue its development,” he stressed.
According to him, during the negotiation process, DTEK was able to make sure that the creditors fully understand the consequences of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, both on the country’s economy and on the energy industry.
“This was reflected in their balanced constructive position, aimed primarily at finding a compromise solution. As a result, we managed to reach the best conditions for both sides of the new agreement,” Tymkiv summed up.

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DTEK PLANS TO OPEN INVESTMENT HUB IN UK

The energy company DTEK is creating an investment hub for the new Ukrainian energy sector in London, which is scheduled to start operating at the end of the first half of 2021, the press service of DTEK said on Friday, January 8.
“We are creating a hub to attract investments in new energy projects in Ukraine. First of all, this concerns renewable energy sources, energy storage systems and energy projects using hydrogen. Together with the increase in gas production and the development of networks, these areas are identified as priorities in our new strategy,” CEO of DTEK Maksym Tymchenko said, whose words are quoted in the release.
According to him, the specially created company DTEK International Ltd. will carry out operational activities to attract investment to Ukraine in the UK.
The message also indicates that the new DTEK office will be located in the City of London and will be aimed at working both with investors wishing to invest in Ukraine and with Ukrainian entrepreneurs developing energy projects.
As reported, according to the new strategy of DTEK 2030, the company undertook, in particular, commitments to achieve compliance with European legislation on harmful emissions by 2025 and become carbon neutral by 2040, will continue the practice of introducing a wireless Wi-Fi network at its coal mining assets, intends to expand power grid assets in Ukraine and the EU countries and its activity in green energy, including new renewable energy projects outside Ukraine, as well as trading on the markets of EU countries.

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DTEK OIL&GAS COMPLETES DRILLING DEEP WELL ON MACHUKHSKE FIELD

DTEK Oil and Gas has completed the drilling of well No. 57 with a depth of 5,270 meters on Machukhske field and received a flow rate of 300,000 cubic meters per day with a significant growth potential.
According to the press service of the company, the well was drilled in conditions of ultra-high reservoir pressures in 136 days, which is 32 days ahead of the planned date.
“During the work, a Bentec-450 t drilling rig equipped with an intelligent top drive system Smart Top Drive was used. The deviated section of the well was built using Schlumberger rotary steerable systems and LWD logging modules,” the company explained.
DTEK Oil and Gas also noted that a new set of research methods proposed by Weatherford was implemented during the work, which made it possible to conduct an additional assessment of the geological structure, confirm the resource potential and plan technologies for further development of the field.
The drilling contractor was Service-Oil LLC.
As reported, DTEK Oil and Gas increased natural gas production in 2019 by 0.7% compared to 2018, to 1.66 billion cubic meters.

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DTEK PLANS TO EXPAND POWER GRID ASSETS IN UKRAINE AND EU COUNTRIES

DTEK is interested in purchasing new power grid assets in Ukraine and EU countries, CEO of the company Maksym Timchenko has said.
“I believe that all DTEK’s business, in one way or another, are related to how successfully DTEK Grids will develop […] In our long-term strategy, we are talking about expanding the portfolio of assets, we are ready to further participate in the acquisition of grid companies both in Ukraine and beyond,” he said when presenting DTEK’s new strategy until 2030.
As reported, the operating holding DTEK Grids is engaged in the distribution of electricity in Kyiv city, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kyiv and Odesa regions.
DTEK was established in 2005 to manage the energy assets of the System Capital Management Group (SCM, Donetsk) of Rinat Akhmetov. The functions of strategic management of the enterprises of the group that make up the vertically integrated chain for the extraction and enrichment of coal, production and sale of electricity were delegated the holding.

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AMCU FINES DTEK UAH 275 MLN FOR ABUSE OF MONOPOLY

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) on Tuesday decided to impose a fine of UAH 175.9 million on JSC DTEK Zakhidenergo and UAH 99.2 million on D.Trading LLC for abuse of monopoly position on the Burshtyn Energy Island in July-October 2019.
For its part, DTEK considers the decision taken as biased and unfounded.
“During the consideration of the case, the committee did not conduct a proper study of the functioning of the electricity market, the evidence and expert opinions provided were ignored,” DTEK said in a statement following the decision.

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DTEK RENEWABLES POSTS UAH 440 MLN NET PROFIT IN H1

DTEK Renewables B.V., which manages DTEK’s renewable energy assets, received UAH 440 million in net profit in the first half of 2020, the company said.
According to the report, with revenue of UAH 4.103 billion, the company’s gross profit amounted to UAH 2.978 billion, operating profit some UAH 2.851 billion.

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