Amstor Opens First Supermarket Store in Kiev


Kiev, 20 December – Amstor national retail chain expanded its geographical presence having opened its first store of the ‘Supermarket of Taste’ format in the capital of Ukraine.

Smart-Holding Becomes Shareholder of Frunze NPO


Kiev, 19 December – Smart-Holding has acquired 25% of shares in Great Station Properties that is a shareholder in the parent company of Frunze NPO. Frunze Machine-Building Science and Production Association (Frunze NPO) is one of the largest machine-building groups in Europe manufacturing equipment for oil, gas, nuclear and chemical industries. Smart-Holding has been offered a buyout option for the controlling stake of Great Station Properties.

Smart Maritime Group and Naftogaz of Ukraine Sign Cooperation Agreement


Kiev, 29 November – Smart Maritime Group (SMG), integrating shipbuilding and marine sector assets of Smart Holding, and Naftogaz of Ukraine (National Joint Stock Company) have signed a strategic partnership memorandum.

Regal Petroleum to Start Commercial Production of Gas at a New Well of Sviridovskoye Field


Kiev, 28 November – Regal Petroleum Company (UK) has successfully completed drilling of the SV-53 well at its Sviridovskoye gas and condensate field (Poltava region).

ChSY to Build Ship Restaurant for Russian Concord Group


Kiev, 21 November – Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard (ChSY, Nikolaev City, Ukraine) has tied up a contract to build a floating restaurant for Concord catering holding company (Russia).

ChSY Floats out Fifth Hull of Multi-Purpose Vessel for Dutch Company


Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard (ChSY, Nikolaev City, Ukraine) has floated off a hull of the multi-purpose CF3850 vessel for Dutch company Damen Shipyards Bergum.

ChSY Started Construction of a Sea Tug for Latvian PLK Flote Company


Nikolaev, 30 October – Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard (ChSY, Nikolaev City, Ukraine) has commenced a construction of a sea tug for АS PKL Flote Company (Latvia)

Smart Holding Closed a Deal to Acquire Bank ‘Forum’


Kiev, 30 October – Smart Holding has closed the deal to acquire 96.0635% of shares in PJSC ‘Forum’. The transaction was authorized by the Anti-Monopoly Committee and the National Bank of Ukraine.

Smart Holding has Brought the First Fuel Pellet Plant on Line


Kiev, 24 October – Smart Energy Company developing the energy business line of Smart Holding Group has opened a plant for manufacture of fuel pellets from raw agricultural commodity, Vin-Pellet, in Turbov settlement (Lipovetskiy district of Vinnitsa region).

Kherson Shipyard (Smart-Holding) Floats Out Its First Complete Tanker


Kherson Shipyard (KhSY, Kherson, Ukraine), which is a part to Smart Maritime Group, the shipbuilding sub-holding company of Smart-Holding, formally floated out its RST27 design product carrier tanker. This is the first vessel in a series of complete tankers to be manufactured by the shipyard under its contract with SVL Group (Malta). The total contract price amounts to more than USD 50 million.