Business news from Ukraine

DTEK OIL&GAS PLANS TO INVEST UAH 1.2 BLN IN ZINKIVSKA FIELD (POLTAVA REGION)

DTEK Oil&Gas, responsible for oil and gas segment in the DTEK Group, after signing a product sharing agreement (PSA) for the Zinkivska field (Poltava region) will invest UAH 1.2 billion in its exploration and development, the company’s press service has reported.
DTEK plans to re-process and re-interpret data from previously conducted seismic surveys and gas-dynamic well surveys, 3D surveys, and drill three cat wells in this area. The planned start of production is the second year since the start of work.
As reported, on July 1, the intergovernmental commission on PSA prepared proposals for the winners of nine continental fossil fuel fields put up for competition for the Cabinet of Ministers. The conclusions of the commission are advisory in nature. The final decision is to be made by the government, which must approve the results of the competition by the adoption of relevant documents.

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ASTARTA INVESTS $19.2 MLN IN GRAIN ELEVATOR IN POLTAVA REGION

Astarta agricultural holding in July 2019 started accepting grain at Semenivsky elevator (Poltava region) with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes and investments of $19.2 million, the press service of the holding has said. According to the report, this elevator is the largest one in Astarta’s structure. It is designed to accept grain from the agricultural holding’s farms and from partners.
The construction of the elevator lasted nine months, it can ship over 54 wagons of grain per day. According to the company, Astarta has seven grain elevators in Poltava, Vinnytsia and Khmelnytsky regions with a total capacity of 550,000 tonnes of grain. As reported, in March 2019 Astarta bought an elevator in Khmelnytsky region for EUR4.6 million.
Astarta after three years of profitable work in 2018 received a net loss of EUR21.11 million. Its revenue decreased by 18.8%, to EUR372.22 million, EBITDA by 2.1 times, to EUR56.87 million.

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TEXTILE-KONTAKT LAUNCHES SEWING FACTORY IN POLTAVA REGION

The Textile-Kontakt Group, a large retail and industrial groups on the light industry market in Ukraine, has launched a sewing factory in Lubny (Poltava region), which will make overalls, the company has reported on its website. “This is the fourth platform of the company, focused on implementing complex orders,” the company said.
As reported, the holding’s sewing factories operate in Kyiv, Chernihiv and Odesa. The production capacity of the new factory is 90,000 sets per year. It is planned, in particular, to sew military field and summer uniform sets, as well as uniform sets with special properties (fire-resistant, water-repellent).
According to the company, the new factory can implement government orders for the supply of uniforms and workwear for the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard of Ukraine, Ukrzaliznytsia, airports and nuclear power plants.
The press service told Interfax-Ukraine that Textile-Kontakt invested about UAH 4.5 million in the new factory. “The fabric for sewing will be basically ours, and the threads are completely ours (the Barva trademark). We want to create a closed production cycle,” the company said.
A total of 97 people have been employed at the sewing production facility in Lubny today. Textile-Kontakt was founded in 1995 and today represents a holding company that combines various areas of assets: wholesale and retail trade, the import of fabrics, accessories and home textiles, as well as tailoring of special clothing (including military uniforms).

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BRITAIN’S OIL AND GAS COMPANY REGAL INCREASES AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION IN POLTAVA REGION BY 67%

Britain’s oil and gas company Regal Petroleum Plc with assets in Ukraine boosted average daily production in 2018 at the MekhediviskaGolotvshinska (MEX-GOL) and Svyrydivske (SV) gas and condensate fields (both are located in Poltava region) by 67% or 1,088 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) compared with 2017, to 2,717 boepd.
According to a company press release, totally gas production at the two fields last year came to 341,216 cubic meters (a rise of 72.3% on 2017), and condensate production – 70 cubic meters (a rise of 48.9%) and LPG output – 36 cubic meters (a rise of 50%).
Average daily production at the Vasyschevskoye (VAS) gas and condensate field in Kharkiv region in 2018 grew by 11.2%, to 674 boepd. Average daily gas production rose by 10.1%, to 94,752 cubic meters and condensate – by 26.1%, to 8.2 cubic meters.
In Q4 2018, average daily production at the three fields totaled 4,139 boepd, which is 48% more than a year ago (2,803 boepd).
The company said that At the MEX-GOL field, preparations are continuing for the drilling of the MEX-119 well. At the VAS field, acquisition of additional 3D seismic is underway, to complete the acquisition of a field-wide 3D seismic data set.
Energees Management, part of Smart-Holding of Vadim Novinsky, holds 54% in Regal.

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LARGEST SUGAR PRODUCER TO OPEN THREE NEW SILOS IN POLTAVA REGION

Astarta agroindustrial complex, the largest sugar producer in Ukraine, in July will launch three grain storage complexes in Poltava region: Yareski grain silo (with the capacity of 100,000 tonnes), Lutovynivka grain silo (100,000 tonnes) and Skorokchodove grain silo (30,000 tonnes)
According to the press release of the company, total CAPEХ for the projects was around EUR 32 million.
“Two intake lines with 150 mt/hr capacity each are in operation at Yareski and Lutovynivka silos and one 150 mt/hr line at Skorokchodove silo. All are equipped with an automatic control system and necessary transport infrastructure,” the company said.
The new silos are to operate starting from this harvesting campaign. New facilities are aimed to cover both Astarta subsidiaries’ and local partners’ needs.
With the launching of these three silos, Astarta’s grain storage investment program (started in 2015 aiming at over 500,000 tonnes) is around 70% fulfilled. Thus, the company operates five modern grain silos in Poltava, Vinnytsia and Khmelnytsky regions and plans to undertake further steps aimed at meeting the mentioned program target.

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