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Azot Forms Talent Pool For Ukraine’s Chemical Industry
21 July 2016 Education. Chemical Sector. Development of enterprise

Azot Forms Talent Pool For Ukraine’s Chemical Industry

Cherkasy Azot, part of Dmitry Firtsh’s OSTCHEM holding company, gave students of Cherkassy State Technological University an opportunity to get their first production qualification. Dmitry Firtash is sure that by forming a highly professional talent pool for the Ukrainian enterprises Group DF promotes the growth of intellectual capital – the country's main asset.
ZTMC Enters the China's Market of Aerospace Products
25 March 2016 Chemical Sector. Titanium. Chemical sector development

ZTMC Enters the China's Market of Aerospace Products

ZTMC LLC, being a part of Dmitry Firtash’s Group DF titanium business, passed the audit of the BAOTi specialists, who confirmed that the titanium sponge produced at ZTMC can be used without restrictions in the production process of all applications, including aerospace manufacturing
Rivneazot Achieved Record Production Figures Since Its Foundation
23 March 2016 Chemical Sector. Chemistry

Rivneazot Achieved Record Production Figures Since Its Foundation

Due to the large-scale modernization held in 2015 and 2016, the company managed to reach high production rates. Last year, the plant carried out major repairs of the five departments, and in 2016, Rivneazot PJSC held equipment repairs in the main production departments
Group DF Companies Ramp Up Production and Create New Jobs
23 March 2016 Chemical Sector. Titanium. Mono-function cities.

Group DF Companies Ramp Up Production and Create New Jobs

Mezhyrichensk Mining and Construction Complex, part of Dmitry Firtash’s Group DF, issued a record number of products. Large-scale modernization of the Group's entities has allowed increasing production volumes
Dmitry Firtash Increases Volume of Investments into the Economy of Ukraine
14 March 2016 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development . Nika-Tera

Dmitry Firtash Increases Volume of Investments into the Economy of Ukraine

During the current year, Dmitry Firtash’s Group of Companies Group DF has being increasing the volume of investments in the real sector of Ukraine’s economy. In 2016, Group DF has increased the volume of investments in the Nika Tera Specialized Seaport LLC

OSTCHEM Enterprises Increase Production Volumes
29 January 2016 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

OSTCHEM Enterprises Increase Production Volumes

System improvement process allow the company to increase production volume and improve its competitiveness. The company noted that the work of the plant at full power provided not only stable jobs for workers in the chemical industry of the region, but also was a guarantee of the sowing season success for Ukrainian farmers
Memorial to Victims of Holodomor Was Opened In Washington
07 November 2015 Chemical Sector

Memorial to Victims of Holodomor Was Opened In Washington

Implementation of the project on establishing the monument was made possible with the financial support of the Firtash Foundation charity fund. Memorial to victims of Holodomor, was named “Field of Wheat" and is located at the heart of Washington’s downtown next to the building of US Congress.
Group DF Enters Space Market
08 October 2015 Chemical Sector. Titanium

Group DF Enters Space Market

Zaporizhzhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine LLC (a part of Group DF’s titanium business) has started a large-scale investment program aimed at the enterprise’s titanium products launch at the space products market. The company has invested UAH 19.5 million in the project to build a special factory set for titanium sponge blending
Group DF To Build MCC in Zhytomyr Region
10 April 2015 Chemical Sector. Titanium. Chemical sector development

Group DF To Build MCC in Zhytomyr Region

Valky Ilmenite LLC, a part of Group DF’s titanium business, started implementing the project on the new mining and concentration complex construction in Zhytomyr region. Construction of the Stremigorodsky MCC will allow creating about 3,000 jobs in Zhytomyr region, and thus it will improve the socio-economic situation and the infrastructure of the region
Group DF launches a new model of cooperation with educational institutions
07 November 2014 Chemical Sector

Group DF launches a new model of cooperation with educational institutions

OSTCHEM holding has also changed the system of personnel training and cooperation with educational institutions & initiated establishment of the specialized Industry Board under the All-Ukrainian Industrial Association of Employer Organizations in Chemical Industry
OSTCHEM Launched Support Program For Farmers
03 September 2014 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

OSTCHEM Launched Support Program For Farmers

OSTCHEM Chemical Holding, (consolidating Group DF’s fertilizer business), commenced implementation of a support program for small farmers. The major objective of this initiative is to help the agricultural producers in raising their business productivity by using the most novelty instruments
ZTMK Modernization Allowed Combine Entering New Markets
23 July 2014 Chemical Sector. Titanium. Chemistry

ZTMK Modernization Allowed Combine Entering New Markets

ZTMC is the only producer of titanium sponge in Europe. New products are the result of advanced processing of titanium that opens new sales markets in Europe and Asia for the company. Investments into modernization of ZTMC are a part of Group DF’s programme for Ukrainian titanium industry development. Until 2017, the Group plans to invest $2.5 million
Gorlovka-based STIROL Concern and Severodonetsk AZOT Halted For Security Reasons
12 May 2014 Federation of Employers of Ukraine. Chemical Sector. Preserve Your City. Mono-function cities.

Gorlovka-based STIROL Concern and Severodonetsk AZOT Halted For Security Reasons

The decision to the effect of suspension of operation of Gorlovka’s STIROL Concern and Severodonetsk AZOT was made for security reasons, as Mr. Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Board of Group DF, explained in his interview to Inter TV channel
Dmitry Firtash To Invest $150 Million in Nitrogen Enterprises Reconstruction
07 May 2014 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

Dmitry Firtash To Invest $150 Million in Nitrogen Enterprises Reconstruction

In 2014, $150 million will be invested in nitrogen enterprises being part of Dmitry Firtash’s Group of companies Group DF. This was stated by the Chairman of the Group DF Supervisory Council Dmitry Firtash
Gas Reserves Allow Four Dmitry Firtash’s Nitrogen Enterprises Operating at Full Capacity In 2014
07 May 2014 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

Gas Reserves Allow Four Dmitry Firtash’s Nitrogen Enterprises Operating at Full Capacity In 2014

Available gas reserves allow four Dmitry Firtash’s nitrogen enterprises operating at full capacity in 2014. It was stated by Dmitry Firtash. According to Dmitry Firtash, in 2013, 8 bcm of gas were pumped into the underground storages 
Dmitry Firtash To Invest USD 2.5 Billion in Petrochemiсal Production
07 May 2014 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

Dmitry Firtash To Invest USD 2.5 Billion in Petrochemiсal Production

The Chairman of the Group DF Supervisory Council Dmitry Firtash plans to invest $2.5-3 billion in petrochemical program during the next five years. This was stated by Dmitry Firtash during the teleconference
OSTCHEM Plants Increase Production
14 April 2014 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

OSTCHEM Plants Increase Production

Investments directed to the development of Dmitry Firtash’s Group DF enterprises, have allowed to significantly increasing production in the Q1 2014. The implementation of a number of investment projects at OSTCHEM’s producers allowed us to adjust their production programs
Group DF Invested UAH 150 Million In Crimean Soda Plant
05 February 2014 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

Group DF Invested UAH 150 Million In Crimean Soda Plant

In 2013, Group DF invested about UAH 150 million in development of Crimean Soda Plant, the largest manufacturer of soda ash and baking soda in Ukraine. This enabled implementation of strategically important investment projects aimed at development of Crimean Soda Plant’s own raw material base, launch of new types of products, and an increase in energy efficiency
Group DF became the investor of Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Combine
20 November 2013 Chemical Sector. Titanium. Chemical sector development

Group DF became the investor of Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Combine

According to this agreement, the SPFU will transfer the assets of ZTMC SE to the statutory capital of ZTMC LLC, which will result in the SPFU obtaining a 51% share in the LLC statutory capital. Tolexis Trading Ltd
OSTCHEM To Invest UAH 1.5 Billion In Chemicals Producers
19 September 2013 Chemical Sector. Congress of Chemists of Ukraine

OSTCHEM To Invest UAH 1.5 Billion In Chemicals Producers

Dmitry Firtash noted that UAH 264 million would be spent on implementation of investment projects, UAH 669.6 million on capital repairs, and UAH 541.6 million on modernization/ In 2013, OSTCHEM holding will invest UAH 1.5 billion in its nitrogen chemicals producers. This was announced by Dmitry Firtash, Chairman of Group DF Supervisory Council
200 Thousand Jobs Can Be Created In Chemical Industry
23 May 2013 Federation of Employers of Ukraine. Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

200 Thousand Jobs Can Be Created In Chemical Industry

If we develop production in Ukraine we will create new jobs. Our estimates show that if Ukraine manufacture imported products of chemical industry, nearly 150-200 thousand of new jobs will be created. This was stated by the President of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine Dmitry Firtash
Crimea TITAN To Double Ukraine’s Titanium Dioxide Market Share
05 April 2013 Chemical Sector. Armiansk

Crimea TITAN To Double Ukraine’s Titanium Dioxide Market Share

“We are starting to construct new plant this year, and by 2015, we will invest about USD 300 million. We plan to produce 240,000 tons of titanium dioxide, which will be about 4% of the global market”, - said the Chairman of the Group DF Supervisory Council Dmitry Firtash
Dmitry Firtash: Ukraine Can Become the Top-three Global Player on the Titanium Market
19 March 2013 Chemical Sector. Titanium

Dmitry Firtash: Ukraine Can Become the Top-three Global Player on the Titanium Market

Modernization of Zaporizhya Titanium and Magnesium Combine capacity will strengthen Ukraine’s positions on the global titanium markets. The news was announced by Chairman of the Group Supervisory Council of Group DF Dmitry Firtash during his visit to combine
Group DF To Invest Over 1 Billion Hryvnias in Nitrogen Chemical Production Development in 2013
19 October 2012 Chemical Sector. Cherkassy. Severodonetsk. Gorlovka

Group DF To Invest Over 1 Billion Hryvnias in Nitrogen Chemical Production Development in 2013

The future investment plans will power both the modernization and intensification of existing facilities at Stirol, and the exploration of new productions
Dmitry Firtash To Invest About $2.5 Billion In Petrochemical Business
19 October 2012 Chemical Sector

Dmitry Firtash To Invest About $2.5 Billion In Petrochemical Business

During his visit to Severodonetsk AZOT, Mr. Firtash, Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF announced that the total of $2.5 – 2.7 bn is planned to be invested in the development of petrochemical production at four companies belonging to Dmitry Firtash’s Group DF
Ukraine’s Fertilizers Market Projected To Double by 2017
19 October 2012 Chemical Sector

Ukraine’s Fertilizers Market Projected To Double by 2017

“We are positive that the Ukrainian fertilizers market will double within 5 years to come. Even the most pessimistic outlooks show an at least a 1.7-times growth. We have a lot confidence in these forecasts which is why we invest in our enterprises,” explained Mr. Firtash
Four-Fold Rise In Titanium Dioxide Production At ‘Sumykhimprom’ Reality
29 May 2012 Chemical Sector. Titanium

Four-Fold Rise In Titanium Dioxide Production At ‘Sumykhimprom’ Reality

The government is not necessarily a perfect business and assets manager. And this is true not only for Ukraine, unfortunately, it is the case across the world. A private business is a more efficient manager
Dmitry Firtash: In The Coming Decade, Ukraine Can Triple Its Chemical Production Outputs
25 May 2012 Chemical Sector. Chemical sector development

Dmitry Firtash: In The Coming Decade, Ukraine Can Triple Its Chemical Production Outputs

According to Mr. Firtash, the next 20 years are expected to see the global market growth to the level of $5.2 trillion. India and China featuring the fastest growth rates are projected to lead the market
Dmitry Firtash To Boost Domestic Mineral Fertilizers Market
18 May 2012 Chemical Sector

Dmitry Firtash To Boost Domestic Mineral Fertilizers Market

Interviewed by ‘Expert’ magazine, Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF told that he is looking to expanding the network of warehouses storing fertilizers and agrochemical substances
The Sooner We Create Vertically Integrated Titanium Holding The Better It Will Be For Ukraine, Says Dmitry Firtash
14 May 2012 Chemical Sector. Titanium

The Sooner We Create Vertically Integrated Titanium Holding The Better It Will Be For Ukraine, Says Dmitry Firtash

If we want to be a player in the titanium market, we have to keep our position strong. We are being respected already. Take my word for it: in some five years from now, we will rank second or third in the titanium metal and sponge market worldwide
Dmitry Firtash Reveals His Nitrogen Business Development Strategy
14 May 2012 Chemical Sector

Dmitry Firtash Reveals His Nitrogen Business Development Strategy

Dmitry Firtash’s nitrogen enterprises pursue a strategic objective of enhancing their positions in the European market, including acquisition of new assets, increase in outputs of production featuring higher added value and importers displacement from the domestic market
Ukraine Enlarges Its Share In International Titanium Market
27 April 2012 Chemical Sector. Titanium. Armiansk

Ukraine Enlarges Its Share In International Titanium Market

President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych cut the ribbon inaugurating a new sulfuric acid production facility at the Eastern Europe’s largest titanium dioxide enterprise Krymskiy TITAN. The guests of honor at the ceremony were Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF Mr. Dmitry Firtash
Dmitry Firtash Presents New Plant In Crimea
29 March 2012 Chemical Sector. Titanium. Armiansk

Dmitry Firtash Presents New Plant In Crimea

During his working trip to ‘Krymskiy TITAN’ last October, Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF announced his plan to achieve doubling of this plant’s output over the coming three years. Today, the businessman presented a new sulfuric acid production facility which will enable
Dmitry Firtash Plans to Invest Up To $3 Billion in Chemical Sector
03 November 2011 Chemical Sector

Dmitry Firtash Plans to Invest Up To $3 Billion in Chemical Sector

Interviewed by Den daily, Mr. Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF, has announced his intention to invest about $3 billion in the development of four Ukrainian manufacturers of mineral fertilizers
Titanium Sector Of Ukraine Requires Investments Of Over $2 Billion
03 November 2011 Chemical Sector. Armiansk

Titanium Sector Of Ukraine Requires Investments Of Over $2 Billion

Interviewed by Den daily, Mr. Firtash, Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF told that a special investment program with capitalization of over $2 billion has been devised with an eye on Ukraine’s titanium sector development
Ukrainian Nitrogen Fertilizers Producers Regaining Domestic Market From International Competition
03 November 2011 Chemical Sector

Ukrainian Nitrogen Fertilizers Producers Regaining Domestic Market From International Competition

The consolidation effort in the chemical sector helped domestic nitrogen fertilizers manufacturers to regain 30 percent of Ukraine’s market from Russian competitors over the past year alone, said Mr. Dmitry Firtash
City Of Armiansk To Receive Over 200 Hryvnias Million Worth of Assistance
30 October 2011 Charity. Chemical Sector. Preserve Your City. Armiansk

City Of Armiansk To Receive Over 200 Hryvnias Million Worth of Assistance

Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Joint Employers Movement of Ukraine and Head of the Board of Directors or Group DF, is investing more than 200 million hryvnias in the development of a Crimean city of Armiansk housing Krymskiy TITAN plant
Capacity of Krymskiy TITAN Will be Doubled
30 October 2011 Chemical Sector. Armiansk

Capacity of Krymskiy TITAN Will be Doubled

Mr. Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Joint Employers Movement of Ukraine and Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF, intends to double the capacity of Krymskiy TITAN plant over the next three years. The entrepreneur made this statement in Simferopol following his meeting with Mr. Pavel Burlakov, the First Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea
Dmitry Firtash Makes Business Trip to Krymspkiy TITAN Plant
14 October 2011 Chemical Sector. Titanium

Dmitry Firtash Makes Business Trip to Krymspkiy TITAN Plant

Mr. Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Joint Employers Movement of Ukraine, Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF has visited Krymskiy TITAN plant (city of Armiansk, Crimea) in which he is a shareholder. The entrepreneur has inspected the construction of a new sulphuric acid workshop following which the plant executives briefed him on the project
Dmitry Firtash: "Cities Principal Employers Must Help Their Communities"
13 October 2011 Charity. Chemical Sector. Preserve Your City. Cherkassy

Dmitry Firtash: "Cities Principal Employers Must Help Their Communities"

Mr. Dmitry Firtash, Head of the Board of Directors of Group DF urges city-forming enterprises and large businesses to help communities they are based in. Mr. Firtash, being also Head of the Joint Employers Movement of Ukraine, made this comment during his meeting with
Dmitry Firtash Causes Natural Gas And Energy Consumption Reduction Projects Development At Companies Controlled By Him
09 June 2011 Chemical Sector

Dmitry Firtash Causes Natural Gas And Energy Consumption Reduction Projects Development At Companies Controlled By Him

Group DF is accelerating projects to improve energy efficiency in its chemical plants, said Mr. Robert Shetler-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Group DF
Dmitry Firtash: "Petrochemistry Development аt Severodonetsk "Azot" а Must"
27 May 2011 Chemical Sector. Severodonetsk

Dmitry Firtash: "Petrochemistry Development аt Severodonetsk "Azot" а Must"

Speaking at a ceremonial meeting on occasion of the 60th anniversary of Severodonetsk-based "Azot" plant and on occasion of the Chemist Day, Mr. Dmitry Firtash called petrochemicals production a promising direction that must be developed at Severodonetsk Azot
All Adequate Conditions For Chemical Scientists’ Living And Working Must Be Created In Severodonetsk, Says Dmitry Firtash
27 May 2011 Chemical Sector. Preserve Your City. Severodonetsk

All Adequate Conditions For Chemical Scientists’ Living And Working Must Be Created In Severodonetsk, Says Dmitry Firtash

The scientific potential that used to exist in Severodonetsk must be restored, stated Mr. Dmitry Firtash at a ceremonial meeting on occasion of the 60th anniversary of Severodonetsk-based “Azot” plant
Dmitry  Firtash Invests One Billion Dollars Into Upgrade Of Severodonetsk "Azot" Plant
27 May 2011 Chemical Sector. Preserve Your City. Severodonetsk

Dmitry Firtash Invests One Billion Dollars Into Upgrade Of Severodonetsk "Azot" Plant

Mr. Dmitry  Firtash, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Group DF is investing one billion US dollars into the development of "Azot" plant in Severodonetsk and into Severodonetsk municipal infrastructure
Dmitry Firtash’s Chemical Companies Have Shipped 900K Tons of Fertilizers to Ukrainian Agribusinesses at Preferential Prices
20 April 2011 Chemical Sector. Congress of Chemists of Ukraine

Dmitry Firtash’s Chemical Companies Have Shipped 900K Tons of Fertilizers to Ukrainian Agribusinesses at Preferential Prices

“We agreed with the Government to grant a 20 % discount to agricultural producers and we have lived up to this commitment in full having shipped 650 thousand tons of ammonia nitrate and 250 tons of urea,” said Mr. Firtash
Chemical Industry – National Asset of Ukraine, Says Dmitry Firtash
20 April 2011 Chemical Sector. Congress of Chemists of Ukraine

Chemical Industry – National Asset of Ukraine, Says Dmitry Firtash

The chemical industry is a strategic sector of Ukraine’s economy and its national asset, stated Mr. Dmitry Firtash as he addressed the Congress of Chemists of Ukraine. The entrepreneur underscored that the chemical industry, ranking third in the exports rating
Dmitry Firtash: "We Have to Engage Science in new Technologies Development"
20 April 2011 Chemical Sector. Congress of Chemists of Ukraine

Dmitry Firtash: "We Have to Engage Science in new Technologies Development"

Speaking at the Congress of Chemists of Ukraine, Dmitry Firtash said he was certain that the advanced processing development is a key to future success of Ukrainian chemical industr
New Models of Relations With Foreign Markets Players Key to Strengthening Ukrainian Chemical Industries Positions Internationally
20 April 2011 Chemical Sector. Congress of Chemists of Ukraine

New Models of Relations With Foreign Markets Players Key to Strengthening Ukrainian Chemical Industries Positions Internationally

Ukrainian chemical sector has to devise a pattern of joint sales, to come to terms with international mineral fertilizers producers, said Mr. Dmitry Firtash as he was speaking
Chemical Industry Consolidation – Ticket to S uccessful International Competition
20 April 2011 Chemical Sector. Congress of Chemists of Ukraine

Chemical Industry Consolidation – Ticket to S uccessful International Competition

While addressing the Congress of Chemists of Ukraine, Mr. Dmitry Firtash stressed that Ukraine’s chemical sector consolidation is the only prerequisite for being strongly competitive globally. “We have to consolidate enterprises in order to become real global players”
Dmitry Firtash Urges Systemic Development of Chemical Education
20 April 2011 Chemical Sector. Congress of Chemists of Ukraine

Dmitry Firtash Urges Systemic Development of Chemical Education

Systemic development of chemical education is a must for Ukraine, stated Mr. Dmitry Firtash speaking at the Congress of the Union of Chemists of Ukraine. “We have to support universities and see to it that they train specialists possessing skills and qualifications that production is in need of,”
Dmitriy Firtash’s Companies Ship Fertilizers For Domestic Market At Discounted Prices
28 March 2011 Chemical Sector

Dmitriy Firtash’s Companies Ship Fertilizers For Domestic Market At Discounted Prices

Dmitry Firtash’s chemical companies have started fertilizers shipments for Ukrainian agribusinesses at discounted prices. Starting from April and up until end of March, two thousand tons of ammonia nitrate a day will be being shipped on a daily basis
Ownership in Cherkassy "Azot" Goes To Dmitry Firtash, Head of The Board of Directors of Group DF
02 March 2011 Chemical Sector. Cherkassy

Ownership in Cherkassy "Azot" Goes To Dmitry Firtash, Head of The Board of Directors of Group DF

By acquiring a Cherkassy-based corporation "Azot", Dmitry Firtash enlarges his group of chemical industries in pursuit of a goal of strengthening Ukraine’s positions in the global nitrogen fertilizers market
Ownership In Severodonetsk "Azot" Holding Goes To Dmitry Firtash, Chairman Of The Board Of Directors Of Group DF
09 February 2011 Chemical Sector. Severodonetsk

Ownership In Severodonetsk "Azot" Holding Goes To Dmitry Firtash, Chairman Of The Board Of Directors Of Group DF

By acquiring a corporation “Azot” based in Severodonetsk (Lugansk region, Ukraine), Dmitry Firtash enlarges his group of chemical industries in pursuit of a goal of strengthening his business positions
Titanim Industry Is Of Strategic Importance For Ukraine, Says Dmitry Firtash
29 October 2010 Chemical Sector. Titanium

Titanim Industry Is Of Strategic Importance For Ukraine, Says Dmitry Firtash

Group DF has commissioned Mezhdurechensk mining and concentration complex (MCC) producing ilmenite concentrate essential for the titanium industry. The new facility based in Volodarsko-Volynsky district of Zhitomir
Dmitry Firtash Expands His Group Of Chemical Industries To Enhance Positions In Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market
13 September 2010 Chemical Sector. Gorlovka

Dmitry Firtash Expands His Group Of Chemical Industries To Enhance Positions In Global Nitrogen Fertilizers Market

Dmitry Firtash expands his group of chemical industries seeking to enhance positions in global nitrogen fertilizers market. After acquiring Stirol Concern (city of Gorlovka, Donetsk region), Mr. Firtash, Chairman of the Board of Group DF