Group DF Press Statement Regarding Criminal Investigation Launch Against OSTCHEM Holding and Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC
We consider the recent announcement by Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, that a criminal investigation has been launched against OSTCHEM Holding and Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC to be part of a deliberate and prolonged campaign of political persecution against Group DF and its owner.
Ukrainian Chemists Union, representatives of the largest chemical plants and relevant research institutes launched development of the modernization plan for chemical industry to enter European markets
Representatives of the largest Ukrainian chemical plants, Ukrainian Chemists Union and leading research institutes launched development of the special strategy for promotion of their products on the EU markets.
Two Ostchem enterprises increased production of mineral fertilizers
For first three months of 2015 Rivne Azot PJSC and Azot PJSC (Cherkasy), parts of OSTCHEM (consolidating Group DF’s fertilizer business) increased production and sales volume of mineral fertilizers compared with the same period of the previous year. Rivne Azot PJSC increased production and sales volume of mineral fertilizers by 3.25% compared to the previous year, and Azot PJSC (Cherkasy) increased mineral fertilizers’ production and sales by 20% compared with the same period of 2014.
Nika-Tera seaport doubles the speed of cargo handling
Nika-Tera terminal (Nika Tera Specialized Seaport LLC is a part of Group DF) accomplished the complex project aimed to increase the speed of cargo handling and reduce the air emissions. Totally, the project cost amounted to UAH 40.9 million.
Group DF’s titanium business launched designing and feasibility study preparation for Stremygorodsky MCC project
Valky Ilmenite LLC, a part of Group DF’s titanium business, started implementing the project on the new mining and concentration complex construction on the Stremygorodsky field of ilmenite and apatite ores.
Severodonetsk Azot Association proved the international standard certification
ISO 9001:2008 audit of the quality management system has been completed at Severodonetsk Azot Association, a part of OSTCHEM Chemical Holding (consolidates Group DF’s fertilizer business). The certification scope is “Design, production and sales of output of ammonia, mineral fertilizers and acids, organic and inorganic chemicals production”.
OSTCHEM Press Office Statement due to the Charging of OSTCHEM Executive Officers with Embezzlement of Public Funds
Valky Ilmenite increased its output by 30%
Valky Ilmenite LLC increased its net profit up to UAH 3.918 million in 2014 (67% more than in 2013). In 2014, total revenue of the company amounted to UAH 96.4 million. Valky Ilmenite paid UAH 12.981 million of taxes and dues.
Two investment projects of Nika-Tera port were recognized by the prestigious sector rating
Nika-Tera terminal (SSP Nika-Tera LLC is a part of Group DF) was recognized by the National Maritime Rating of Ukraine in two categories at once. The port was honored with a New terminal memorial sign (for construction of a silo-type grain elevator with capacity 170,000 tons) and a Golden Berth award (for putting into commercial operation two berths with the total length of 551 meters).
Mezhyrichensk Mining and Concentration Complex doubled ilmenite production in 2014
In 2014, Mezhyrichensk Mining and Concentration Complex (Mezhyrichensk MCC LLC), a part of Group DF, almost doubled production of ilmenite concentrate. The plant produced 145,000 tons of ilmenite concentrate (contains 42% of Тi2O) in 2014, while in 2013 the same figure amounted to 73,600 tons.