This week marks 100 days since the acting director general was appointed at the only uranium mining enterprise in Ukraine. The main task of the new leader was to pay off wage arrears. However, during this period a little more than half of the debt was paid off and the top manager calls the “unconstructive and unfriendly” position of the National Atomic Energy Generating Company Energoatom the main obstacle to solving this problem.
“The terms of cooperation with NNEGC“ Energoatom ”are very complicated, they cannot be called constructive or friendly. And this affects not only the timely payment of wages, but also the financial condition of the enterprise as a whole, ”said the acting director. General Director of SE "VostGOK" Anton Bendik in interview own press service.
Therefore, among the activities of the head of VostGOK, the issues of establishing productive and constructive cooperation with NNEGC Energoatom on the company's compliance with the obligations stipulated by long-term agreement .
Previously it was reported that in the teams of VostGOK divisions there is an increase in dissatisfaction with the current situation with late payment and with the existing level of wages, employees are ready for decisive action.
Answering the question about the Novokonstantinovskaya mine, where an investment project to increase production capacity is being implemented, Anton Bendik noted: “There are indeed opportunities for investment. As for the investment project for the construction of the Novokonstantinovskaya mine, first of all it should be state investments. For the reconstruction of the sulfuric acid shop at GMZ, we are looking for interested foreign partners. One of the most likely options is to attract investments from European environmental funds. ”
As a reminder, the Interdepartmental Commission on State Investment Projects of the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine agreed for 2020 financing of the state investment project“ Novokonstantinovskaya mine. Development of production facilities "in the amount of 140 million hryvnia.
Vostochny Ore Mining and Processing Plant is one of 28 uranium mining centers in the world, among which it is in the top ten, and is also the largest in Europe. Vostochny Ore Mining and Processing Plant is the only enterprise in Ukraine that ensures the extraction of natural uranium and the production of its oxide concentrate.
The two operating uranium mines of the plant are, in terms of their energy equivalent, equivalent to 60 coal mines, in other words, one third of the entire Donbass.
VostGOK also produces sulfuric acid and mining equipment. The plant provides transport services (auto and rail), repair and construction, research and development, communication services, etc.