Novaagro group of companies in October 2018 commissioned the first line of the Morozivka Agro poultry complex (Kharkiv region) with a capacity of 220,000 birds.
“The company announced plans for reconstruction in April of this year, and in October 2018 put into operation the first line with a capacity of 220,000 birds,” the report on the group’s website says.
At the same time, the group acquired Balakliya Poultry Breeding Company, which owns two operating poultry farms and a slaughterhouse with a capacity of 3,000 birds per hour (all facilities are located in Kharkiv region).
“Thus, after the reconstruction and acquisition of the existing sites, Morozivka Agro poultry complex consists of three poultry farms with a total capacity of 650,000 birds and a slaughter plant with a capacity of 3,000 birds per hour,” the group noted.
Novaagro group of companies has been working in agribusiness in the Ukrainian and international markets since 2009. The group includes four operating companies specializing in cultivation, sale, export of grains and oilseeds, poultry farming, warehousing, production and sale of animal feed, wheat flour, and granulated bran.
JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia has discovered the third new field in Kharkiv region this year. The press service of the company reported that at the exploration stage the reserves total at least 0.375 billion cubic meters and the prospective resources are estimated at around 1 billion cubic meters. The field was discovered in August 2018 after the completion of drilling a wildcat well started after a seismic survey under a deposit use license issued in 2014.
Today the well is being developed and test production is started. The company continues exploration work at the new field.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia recalled that in May and June 2018 the company discovered two new fields in Kharkiv region on land parcels with mineral resources the licenses for which were received before 2017. Some issues regarding the issue of licenses for new land parcels are still unsettled. According to the government gas production boosting program, the company will receive 15-20 licenses for new land parcels every year to explore and discover new fields.
As reported, the strategy of the company until 2020 envisaged the increase in gas production from 14.5 billion cubic meters in 2015 and 2016 to 15.2 billion cubic meters in 2017, 16.5 billion cubic meters in 2018, 18.3 billion cubic meters in 2019, and 20.1 billion cubic meters in 2020. Ukrgazvydobuvannia, fully owned by Naftogaz Ukrainy, is the country’s largest gas producer, which provides about 75% of the total gas production in the country.
Construction of a bakery complex with a capacity of 150 tonnes a day for EUR 50 million was started in Kharkiv region. According to a posting on the website of the Kharkiv Regional Administration, it is planned to launch the enterprise in the first quarter of 2019.
The area of the new complex will be 12,000 square meters. A total of 14 production lines will be installed.
The specifics of the enterprise will be a possibility of producing frozen types of bread and semi-finished products, which would allow exporting bread.
JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia has discovered a new field in Kharkiv region, getting commercial gas inflow of 249,000 cubic meters a day from a wildcat, the company’s press service has reported.
The press service said that at the stage of geological exploration the possible reserves were 0.3 billion cubic meters (bcm) and prospective resources are estimated at over 1.5 bcm.
The company said that after receiving the deposit use license, the field and the well were launched in short terms – in 17 calendar months.
The press service said that the period from the issue of a license to commercial use of fields is from two to four years. If new licenses are issues, next gas inflow could be seen no earlier than in two years.
Poltava Regional Council for two years refused to approve licenses over 60 times, and the country would not receive around 1 bcm of gas in 2018.
“The development of new fields is a laborious process that requires the consolidation of scientific, engineering and significant financial efforts. The receipt of licenses does not guarantee 100% of the start of economically expedient exploitation of a field, especially since this process is stretched in time, therefore the company constantly announces the current problem regarding delays in the issuance of new licenses that have not been solved for a long time,” Director of Geology of Ukrgazvydobuvannia Myron Kucher said.
PJSC Ukrgazvydobutok (part of Smart Energy Group) has commissioned a new appraisal and production well on Ostroverkhovske gas condensate field in Kharkiv region, the press service of the group has said.
According to its data, the depth of the well is 4,620 meters, drilling was successfully completed in April 2018.
“Due to the successful implementation of technical solutions we managed to obtain a commercial flow of gas from the Visean deposits at the level of 90,000 cubic meters per day. This figure is 30% higher than the expected output,” Technical Director of Smart Energy Viktor Dudzych said.
The press service noted that the drilling of well No. 10 of Vasyschevske deposit (Kharkiv region) is also underway.
Smart Energy is the managing company in Smart-Holding Group of Vadim Novinsky. It is responsible for the development of projects in the field of hydrocarbon production and alternative energy.
Odesa-based Automagistral-Yug has launched an asphalt-concrete plant in the settlement of Derhachi in Kharkiv region, the company’s press service has reported. “We are launching the 14th own asphalt plant in Ukraine and the fifth plant of Italy’s Marini Fayat Group. Thanks to the construction of a new plant, we can hourly produce up to 320 tonnes of asphalt, which is more than 3,500 tonnes per shift, which today is a record indicator for similar enterprises in Ukraine,” Automagistral-Yug Director General Mykola Tymofeyev said. According to the company, the amount of investment in the new production plant was more than EUR 3 million. According to the report, the plant’s products will be sent to the asphalt-concrete coating on the P46 Kharkiv-Akhtyrka road, as well as on the M-03 Kyiv-Kharkiv-Dolzhansky highway and T2104 Kharkiv-Vovchansk road.
According to Tymofeyev, the total amount of work on the roads will be 80 km and will be completed by the end of the year.