GNG Fuels and Fertilizers (IFC-43225)

  • Ukraine
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Voting Date
Jun 26, 2020
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 70.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Apr 27, 2020

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Project Description
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IFC has been invited to lend US$70 million (m) in senior loans to Galnaftogaz (“GNG” or the “company”), a long-standing IFC client and a leading Ukrainian retail distributor of transportation fuels. Proceeds will fund: (i) GNG’s capex program, which includes climate-focused investments in alternative fuels such as liquified petroleum gas (LPG) storage and retail services as well as electric car charging services; and (ii) permanent working capital to help GNG grow its Farmer-Supply Program (FSP) to supply up to 200 farmers with fuel and fertilizers (together the “project”). The investment will include new OKKO brand retail filling stations, a new LPG storage depot, and two new liquid fuel storage depots, and FSP expansion to cover small growing number of qualified farms.

As part of the project about 100 stations will be modernized and refurbished to improve their environmental, safety and energy efficiency features. Fuel tanks in the main fuel storage depots have vapor recovery installations and all the fuel loading/filling activities are automatically controlled to mitigate operational risks. Besides these stations, GNG also uses services of other third-party fuel storage depots. As part of this project, GNG will further improve energy efficiency for filling stations (e.g. new more efficient pumps), complete fuel storage depot renovations, build new LPG depot in Brovary, and purchase/renovate two existing diesel/gasoline depots in Kherson. The new LPG depot in Brovary will be built in an existing industrial zone with no community nearby. Both river and railroad depots in Kherson are in industrial zones, but there are some residential communities near the railroad depot in Kherson. Besides, GNG will continue expansion of its OKKO branded filling stations.

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