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Nika-Tera Seaport Will Support Mykolaiv shipbuilding collegeNika-Tera Specialized Seaport (SSP Nika-Tera, LLC) part of OSTCHEM (Group DF), signed a social partnership agreement with Mykolaiv Higher Shipbuilding College (VPUS). According to Oleksandr Gaidu, Port Director, Nika-Tera will channel about UAH 150 thousand for the repair of the academic building’s roofing and procurement of plastic steel windows.
The support to shipbuilding college is provided as part of the corporate social responsibility of Group DF and its enterprises that covers education, ecology, development of regions and promotion of Ukraine’s image abroad.
“We decided to support the college, alma mater for Mykolaiv, the shipbuilders’ city”, told Oleksandr Gaidu. “As of today, we have already repaired 800 m2 of the college building’s roofing, and plan to purchase new windows by the beginning of the academic year”.
According to him, the enterprise has spent about UAH 120 thousand on the roof overhauling.
In 2013, Mykolaiv Higher Shipbuilding College will mark its 60th anniversary. The college has educated 13 thousand young specialists who work for various enterprises in Ukraine, including Nika-Tera seaport”.
“Now the learning environment of our students will be more comfortable. We are pleased that Group DF enterprises are interested in the development of the cities of their presence, and Mykolaiv is not an exception in this respect”, shared Yuri Glazachev, Director of VPUS.
Today, Nika-Tera employs about 1 thousand people. Oleksandr Gaidu says that this number will grow steadily, whereas Group DF has invested significant resources in various projects increasing the port’s capacity.
“Our demand for personnel will be growing, that is why we agreed with the college administration that they will train for us such specialists as electricians, electric welders, and crane operators. We will offer internships for students, and then select the best ones”, said O.Gaidu.
SSP Nika Tera, LLC is an advanced and highly mechanized port which is a part of OSTCHEM holding. Investments in Nika Tera began following its acquisition by Dmitry Firtash.
Group DF is a diversified international group of companies, operating in a number of countries across Europe and Asia. Our core areas of operations are fertilizer and titanium businesses, gas distribution and banking. Other businesses of the Group currently include agribusiness, media business, soda ash production, energy infrastructure development and real estate.
Last year Group DF invested about UAH 624 million in various social responsibility programs, while OSTCHEM holding, incorporating port Nika-Tera, spent 315 million.
Nika-Tera Seaport became active in supporting Mykolaiv city and region since its consolidation into Group DF. The port renders systematic support to Mykolaiv within the framework of partnership agreements signed with Mykolaiv regional administration and Mykolaiv city council during 2012-2013.
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