MOSCOW (MRC) -- Tatneft has decided to terminate the powers of Alexander Anikeev, general director of the Kaliningrad-based Ekopet, the company said in a statement.
"Thanks to our work with you, Ekopet Group of Companies got out of a protracted crisis associated with delivery difficulties, equipment malfunctions, a personnel crisis and conflicts," Anikeev said in a statement.
Anikeev headed Ecopet for the last six years. The reasons why Tatneft decided to replace it are not known.
The name of the new CEO is not specified, it will be presented in the near future. It is scheduled to be announced on January 31st. At the same time, the tasks set for Tatneft to develop high-tech production within the framework of the company's petrochemical strategy were taken into account.
Tatneft acquired the largest enterprise for the production and sale of PET in Russia and Eastern Europe in 2021 - in June it managed to win the auction. Ecopet sold the bank "Trust". For 6.45 billion rubles in a single lot, Tatneft bought shares and shares of companies included in the group - 100% of JSC Ecopet (production complex), 100% of OOO Trade House Ecopolymers (trading house), 100% of the industrial park of OOO BaltTehProm and rights requirements for these companies. The initial price of the auction was 3.75 bn rubles.
Tatneft also plans to launch the production of terephthalic acid (PTA) in order to provide its Ecopet plant in the Kaliningrad region with raw materials.
Ecopet is Europe's largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate. Ecopet JSC is a resident of the SEZ in the Kaliningrad region. The Ecopet group includes OOO TD "Ecopolymers" - a distributor that supplies PET both to the Russian market and to the markets of the European Union and the CIS. Another asset, BaltTechProm LLC, is an industrial park with an area of ??132 hectares with a prospective development site for another 103 hectares.