Marka Ukraine (Kyiv), the office representative of the British Marks & Spencer brand in Ukraine, early February opened a new store in the French Boulevard shopping center in Kharkiv.
“We are pleased to reopen the doors of our store for Kharkiv citizens. Opening a new store in the city was a priority in 2018,” Marka Ukraine’s press service reported, citing CEO Bulent Temel.
Before the crisis in Ukraine, the Marks & Spencer store operated in Kharkiv in the Karavan shopping center, but was subsequently closed.
According to the press release, the area of the new store is 500 square meters.
The Marks & Spencer network as of February 2019 is represented in Ukraine by five stores in Kyiv, one each – in Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv and Kharkiv.
Marka Ukraine LLC was created in 2006. It is fully owned by concern Fiba (Turkey). The company is developing a network of stores Marks & Spencer in the franchise segment in Ukraine.
Burisma Group, a gas producer, in January 2019 started building a gas pipeline that would connect Vodianivske and Karaikozivske fields in Kharkiv region and plans to invest UAH 60 million in the project, the company’s press service has reported.
The company expects that the new gas pipeline will allow boosting efficiency of operation and management of flows between the two fields. The length of the new gas pipeline will be 16.6 km.
Burisma Holdings controls Energy & Service Company Esko-Pivnich, LLC KUB-Gas, LLC Pari, the First Ukrainian Gas and Oil Company, SystemOilEngineering, Nadragas, Aldea-Ukraine, Burisma Service, Tehnokomservis, NadraGazVydobuvannia, GasOilInvest, and NGPGeo (Oil and Gas Industrial Geologia).
Mykola Zlochevsky is Burisma’s beneficiary.
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.