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SPAIN’S ACCIONA TO INVEST EUR 54.7 MLN IN JOINT PROJECT WITH UDP TO BUILD SOLAR POWER PLANT NEAR KYIV

UDP (Kyiv) from the UFuture investment group has arranged a joint project to expand Dymerka solar power plant (Kyiv region) from 6 MW to 57.6 MW with Spain’s ACCIONA Energia Global, the press service of UDP reported on Friday.
“The first project of the Spanish energy giant on the Ukrainian m
arket will be the development of the second, third and fourth stages of the Dymerka solar power plant in Kyiv region with a total peak capacity of 57.6 MW. The first phase of this plant was commissioned by UDP Renewables in the summer of 2017. The total volume of foreign direct investment only in this project is EUR 54.7 million,” UDP said.
The founder of UFuture Vasyl Khmelnytsky said that the launch of the Dymerka solar power plant at a full capacity is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
“I believe that this example would stir up the process of attracting investment and the global expertise, which is also important,” UDP reported, citing Khmelnytsky.
ACCIONA Energia CEO Rafael Mateo said that the Spanish company starts its operations in the renewable energy sphere in Ukraine with support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The UDP said that they arranged with Acciona Energia Global to work together on a broad portfolio of investment projects in both solar and wind energy in the Ukrainian market.
As reported, the first stage of the solar power plant in the village of Velyka Dymerka (Kyiv region) with a capacity of 6 MW was registered for Dymerka solar power plant-1 LLC. The company belongs to the majority shareholder of the UDP development company Vasyl Khmelnytsky.
ACCIONA Energia Global from ACCIONA Group headquartered in Madrid is a global leader in renewable energy with 25 years of experience.
UFuture investment group is a leading business group in Ukraine. It incorporates UDP, the Sikorsky Kyiv airport (Zhuliany), RTM national outdoor advertiser, Bila Tserkva industrial park, UNIT.City and LvivTech.City innovative parks, Biopharma pharmaceutical company and UDP Renewables. UFuture is headquartered in Brussels and its head office is located in Kyiv
UDP Renewables is a Ukrainian developing company in the renewable energy sphere.

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SPANISH ACCIONA ENERGIA GLOBAL TO INVEST EUR 54.7 MLN IN JOINT PROJECT WITH UDP TO BUILD SOLAR POWER PLANT IN KYIV REGION

UDP (Kyiv) has arranged a joint project to expand Dymerka solar power plant (Kyiv region) from 6 MW to 57.6 MW with Spain’s Acciona Energia Global, the press service of UDP has reported. “The first project of the Spanish energy giant on the Ukrainian market will be the development of the second, third and fourth stages of the Dymerka solar power plant in Kyiv region with a total peak capacity of 57.6 MW. The first phase of this plant was commissioned by UDP Renewables in the summer of 2017. The total volume of foreign direct investment only in this project is EUR 54.7 million,” UDP said.
The launch of the Dymerka solar power plant at a full capacity is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
The UDP said that they arranged with Acciona Energia Global to work together on a broad portfolio of investment projects in both solar and wind energy in the Ukrainian market.
As reported, the first stage of the solar power plant in the village of Velyka Dymerka (Kyiv region) with a capacity of 6 MW was registered for Dymerka solar power plant-1 LLC. The company belongs to the majority shareholder of the UDP development company Vasyl Khmelnytsky.

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DANISH INVESTOR WILL INVEST EUR 800,000 IN MINK FARM IN UKRAINE

Danish investor Hans Olesen plans to build a mink farm in Zhytomyr region, according to the website of the regional state administration. According to the report, the memorandum on cooperation was signed by the investor and Head of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration Ihor Hundych on May 30, 2018. “The investment project envisages the construction of a mink farm in Korostyshiv district for 5,000 animals. Within five years, the investor plans to expand the farm by 10,000 animals. The amount of investments is EUR800,000,”the report says.
In addition, the investor plans to develop the social sphere and social facilities of the district.
The farm will provide ten jobs during construction and 30 jobs during operation.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE URGES DP WORLD TO INVEST IN UKRAINE

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at a meeting with Chief Executive Officer of DP World Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has discussed the prospects of investing in Ukraine.
According to the presidential press service, Poroshenko noted the participation of the DP World official in a meeting of the National Investment Council and thanked him for his efforts to improve the investment climate in Ukraine.
The head of state noted the importance of increasing opportunities for investment in Ukraine and invited DP World to invest not only in the development of port infrastructure facilities.
In addition, the parties discussed the company’s plans to participate in the privatization program in Ukraine and continue investing in the state economy in the field of railway transport and agriculture.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, in turn, thanked the president of Ukraine for the opportunity to participate in the meeting of the National Investment Council, noting the benefits of such meetings for business representatives.
DP World is one of the world’s largest port operators.

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MHP SEEKS TO INVEST OVER $250 MLN IN DEVELOPMENT IN 2018

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) plans to invest over $250 million in 2018 in the launch of the second line at Vinnytsia poultry farm, a biogas complex in Vinnytsia and modernization of existing production facilitiles.
“Total investment this year would be over $250 million. Some $160-170 million will be sent to launch the second line of Vinnytsia poultry farm in a month and a half, near $20 million – to build the second biogas complex in Vinnytsia. The rest of the investment will be sent to modernize existing production facilities,” MHP CFO Viktoria Kapeliushna told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to her, now MHP is considering proposals for the purchase of new assets in several countries.
“The other day the Commercial Court of Rennes (France) decided to satisfy the proposal to buy French Doux – not ours, but of a consortium represented by the French manufacturer LDC and the company from Saudi Arabia Al-Munajem .It is not a matter of selling the company, but selling assets. We were in the process and we saw how things were going. We are still monitoring the European market, the Middle East market, but we are not yet ready to make statements. We are considering proposals in several countries,” the CFO said.
The board’s plans for appointment Roberto Banfi, who previously was in charge of the Middle East region in a large Brazilian company BRF, to the position of director in the middle of June are related to the interest of MHP in the markets of this region.
“The Middle East is interesting. We see growth potential in the markets of this region both for small carcasses, quarters and for processed products. The trade and distribution company has been operating in the UAE for over a year,” Kapeliushna said.
She said that in 2018, as for EBITDA the agroholding intends to reach the level of 2017, possibly 5% higher. As MHP expects, the driver will be the increase in production volume associated with the launch of the second line of the Vinnytsia poultry farm.
MHP is the largest poultry producer in Ukraine. It is also engaged in production of grains, sunflower oil, and meat.
The company supplies cooled halved carcasses of hens to the European market. They are processed there, including at its enterprises in the Netherlands and Slovakia.

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SIKORSKY KYIV INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KYIV WANTS TO INVEST UAH 500 MLN IN EXPANSION

The Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) seeks to invest UAH 500 million to expand Terminal A in 2018-2019, Board Chairman Denys Kostrzhevsky has said.
“This year capital investment in the amount of some UAH 500 million will be sent to expand Terminal A. We plan to commission the terminal before May 2019,” he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Kostrzhevsky also recalled that in 2017, Master-Avia managing company built a new apron with an area of 25,000 square meters in the airport.
He said that Master-Avia conducted the thorough analysis and designed a project on reconstruction of the runway of the airport, enlarging it by 600 meters. The runway would be able to service aircraft of Airbus А321 and Boeing 737-900 type.
“We need to settle the legal and technical issues: to finish the allocation of a land parcel for the airport and the extension of the runway in the conditions of the rough terrain. This is difficult to do, but the project includes these works and it is likely that it would be done. The approximate cost of this reconstruction is EUR 84 million. The airport asked the Kyiv City Administration to provide the required sum or start the process of attracting an investor,” Kostrzhevsky said.
He also said that be believes it logical to reconstruct the runway of the airport using budget funds.
“The state or the city is interested in the airport being developed and operating. If the decision on the public private partnership is made, it would depend on the proposal of officials if Master-Avia participates in it or not,” he said.
Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) is located in the business center of the capital, seven km from the city center. It is the second largest airport in Ukraine in terms of the number of flights and passenger traffic.
The airport has three terminals with a total area is 21,000 square meters. Terminal B is separate facility for business-class service, it is part of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) system. The airport’s runway is able to handle B-737 and A-320 aircraft.

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