The international agribusiness companies Noble Agri (China) and Bunge (United States) invested more than UAH 2 billion in the construction of a grain terminal at the Mykolaiv seaport in 2015. This is stated in a Cabinet of Ministers report published on the government website, the UNIAN news agency reports.
According to the document, Noble Agri spent about UAH 500 million on construction of a grain complex in the rear the seaport’s berths No. 1 and No. 2 in 2015. Bunge invested about UAH 1.7 billion in the construction of a grain terminal and an oil extraction plant in the rear of the seaport’s berths No. 13 and No. 14.
In addition, the Brooklyn-Kiev transport company is building a grain complex with a capacity of 4.5 million tons per year at the Odesa seaport, for which it obtained USD 60 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The HPC Ukraina company (a unit of the German company HPC Hamburg) is planning to implement a project worth UAH 5.18 billion for expansion of the container terminal on the Odesa seaport’s Quarantine Mole in 2018. As of today, it has spent UAH 3.2 billion and the project has reached 61.5% completion.
According to the report, the Illichivsk Commercial Seaport and the Soufflet Negoce company (France), which specializes in supply of agricultural products, signed a memorandum of understanding to build a terminal at one of the seaport’s berths last year. The total amount of planned investment is USD 100 million.
As reported, in November last year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development approved provision of a long-term loan of up to USD 40 million to GN Terminal Enterprises Ltd, a member of the GNT Group, for financing expansion of the capacity of a grain terminal in the Odesa seaport. The total cost of the project is USD 69.3 million. In late October, the EBRD approved the concept of a project under which it would provide a loan of up to USD 37 million to MV Cargo Ltd. for financing construction of a grain terminal at the Yuzhny seaport (Odesa region). The project will be implemented by MV Cargo, which is a private company that was created specifically for implementation of the project, in conjunction with the Cargill corporation (United States). The total cost of the project is USD 130 million.