The irresponsible policy pursued by the leadership of Ukraine, self-elimination from the problems of industry - an industry that forms up to 30% of the state's GDP, has led to an increase in energy prices, in particular, gas, the price of which for industrial enterprises has increased by 6 ( six times. This was reported in the press service of Novokramatorsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod (NKMZ) on Friday, January 14.
The plant said that the current situation with energy prices significantly complicates the work of both the enterprise itself and its social facilities.
“Costs have automatically increased many times over. If in November 2021 the price of heat was UAH 1,865.89 per 1 Gcal, then in December this figure increased to UAH 2,844.20 per Gcal. And from January 1, 2022, the price for 1 Gcal has risen to UAH 4,980.67. As a result, we have to pay additionally about 1 million hryvnia per month for heating our social facilities. Of these, UAH 600,000 for the House of Culture and Creativity of NKMZ,” the press service of NKMZ reported.
Nevertheless, Europe's largest individual heavy engineering company does not consider the current situation catastrophic. So far, this is only a crisis, from which NKMZ intends to emerge as an even stronger and more competitive enterprise.
“The crisis has shown us a number of areas for improvement that need to be made. To some extent, they can be painful, to some extent, they will require additional costs. What can be done, we are already doing! And as a result, NKMZ will be able to further strengthen its competitive position,” the press service of the plant concluded.