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George Nizharadze
the Senior Vice President of ‘ContourGlobal’
'I would like to thank the company ‘Mainstream’ for excellently organized and carried out event. All participants have been impressed very much!'
American investors give energy independence to Kramatorsk

‘Mainstream Communication & Consulting’ carried out a solemn event in Kramatorsk on December 4 on occasion of opening of the reconstructed boiler at a local heat-and-power generating plant. Thereby the US-based ‘ContourGlobal’ has finished the first stage of its investment program in Ukraine, being focused on provision of continuous heat supply to the population of the Kramatorsk city.

The event consisted of 3 stages:

  1. Solemn meeting: ‘Real investments in municipal electric-power of Kramatorsk – 2 years of experience, prospects of development’. The meeting took place in the building of Municipal Executive Committee. The speakers of the meeting were top executives of ‘ContourGlobal’ and ‘Kramatorskteploenergo’ companies and the Head of Municipal Council of Kramatorsk. The event was attended by Sergiy Parashyn, the deputy Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine; partners of the companies that are involved in reconstruction of the boiler; representatives of US Embassy in Ukraine and other guests of honor.
  2. Ceremony of commissioning the reconstructed boiler. The guests and representatives of mass-media took part in a guided tour to the heat-and-power plant in the course of which they obtained exhaustive information about the process of reconstruction and the new advantages. After that there was a solemn commissioning of the reconstructed boiler, presentation of a symbolic key and cutting of a red ribbon.
  3. Press conference was attended by over 20 representatives of local, regional and central media. The event evoked considerable interest and wide response in mass-media. There appeared 32 releases in mass-media (including 1 TV-report) by results of the monitoring.

Joseph Brandt, the President of ‘ContourGlobal’, noted: “Despite the world financial crisis, we are not going to decrease our investment activity in Kramatorsk. Modernization of heat-distributing systems in the city till 2013 and construction of a new heat-and-power generating plant in Kramatorsk with the latest technologies being used in the European countries will be the next stage of our investment program. The investor is going to invest $400 million”.

Gennadiy A. Kostyukov, the Head of Municipal Council of Kramatorsk, declared that it was very important for the Donetsk region, which is overloaded with industrial enterprises, and that the city had one of the lowest tariffs in the region owing to reconstruction of the local heat-and-power generating plant.

‘Mainstream’ provided event-support of the project, invitation and transfer of journalists, as well as post-monitoring of media releases in the course of cooperation.