EkoNiva has postponed the construction of farms in Kursk region

Источник: kommersant.ru
As it became known to Kommersant-Chernozemye, the largest Russian producer of raw milk — Ekoniva group of Stefan Duerr, which planned to build one or two dairy complexes in Kursk region, will not build the facilities yet. Instead, the company intends to develop seed production in the region by completing a breeding and seed-growing center worth 1.1 billion rubles. Experts believe that Ekoniva already has a sufficient volume of raw milk production in the Chernozem region.

Governor Roman Starovoit reported to Kommersant-Chernozemye that Ekoniva decided to postpone the construction of a dairy complex for 10 thousand heads in Kursk region.

‘The investor decided to postpone the project for a couple of years and concentrate on the development of the seed-growing complex. This market is now developing well — the delivery of high-quality seeds from the Kursk site was organized not only to other regions of the Russian Federation, but also to Iran, Egypt and South America,’ said the head of the region.

Kursk authorities announced the construction of one or more farms by Ekoniva back in 2018 - after a meeting between Stefan Düerr and former governor Alexander Mikhailov. It was about two objects for 3 thousand cows each with a total cost of about 5 billion rubles. The implementation of the project was to begin "approximately" in the spring of 2019, the regional administration announced. However, then Mr. Duerr in an interview with "Kommersant" said that the company is not satisfied with the level of state support for agricultural investors in Kursk region: ‘In other subjects, regional state support is higher. We need other conditions. In addition, in the case of the construction of complexes in the neighboring Voronezh region, it will be closer for us to transport milk for processing there.’

В понедельник стало известно, что между основателем компании «ЭкоНива», крупнейшего производителя молока в России, Штефаном Дюрром, и Россельхозбанком возникли серьезные корпоративные разногласия. Собственник оспорил в суде соглашения, по которым кредитор компании, Россельхозбанк, мог выкупить доли в бизнесе по номиналу.
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