Uzbekistan: Eriell GmbH buys 51% of Uzbekneftegaz’s subsidiary’s shares

Austrian Eriell GmbH has acquired controlling stake of Sarbon-Neftegaz JSC, the transportation division of Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company, Tashkent Republican Stock Exchange said in a message. The Austrian company acquired 561,930 shares at $6.04 per share. A package of shares was purchased at $3.394 million from Uzgeoburneftegaz – subsidiary of the holding, Uzbekneftegaz said. Sarbon-Neftegaz…

Kazakhstan: Russia to supply attack helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding will supply four Mi-35M attack helicopters to Kazakh Defense Ministry in 2018, the holding reported. The supply contract was signed within the implementation of the Treaty on military-technical cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan and envisages payments in Russian rubles. The multirole Mi-35M helicopter is a comprehensive modernization of the Mi-24V and has…

Ukraine: sugar production up in 2016/2017

Sugar production in Ukraine in 2016/2017 agricultural year (September-August) increased by 40.5% YoY, to 2.008 million tons, the national sugar producers association Ukrtsukor has said. According to the report, 42 sugar refineries refined 13.66 million tons of sugar beets. The association said that the year was favorable for Ukrainian sugar producers. Due to bad harvest…

Belarus: tractors shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin

The first five tractors Belarus-320.4 by Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA trademark) have been shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin region within the framework of the Far East Hectare program, the marketing department of the plant reported. The tractors were sent under the state support program. The recipients are five residents of Tymovsky district…

Ukraine: gas pumping down

Gas pumping from Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities this heating season is 3.27 billion cubic meters, down by 19% YoY (4.07 billion cubic meters), the press service of Naftogaz Ukrainy has reported. “Gas pumping from underground gas storage facilities this winter is 19% less than last winter (and 45% less than in 2014/2015 season). This…

Ukraine: throughput of seaports down in 2016

In January-December 2016 seaports of Ukraine handled 131.998 million tons of cargo (-8.9%), says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 100.395 million tons (- 3.3%), imports – 16.013 million tons (- 10.8%), transit – 10.370 million tons (-34.8%), inland traffic – 5.220 million tons (- 23.7%). State stevedores under…

Uzbekistan: Karshi-Dekhkanabad 90 km railway section electrified

As technological development necessitated transportation development, Uzbekistan electrified 1700 kilometres of its railway network, putting into operation 500 kilometers in 2016 alone. Following the 2010 Presidential Resolution “On Accelerating Infrastructure, Transport and Communication Construction Development in 2011-2015” Uzbekistan electrified and commissioned the Marakand-Karshi railway section in summer 2015. This led to the launch of an…