The company UNIPETROL RPA, s. r. o. concluded a share purchase contract with the company ANWIL S.A., under which it will acquire a 100% shareholding in the company SPOLANA a.s..
The transaction supports overall Unipetrol’s reorganization of activities, which were triggered by taking full control over the refining assets in the Czech Republic. Acquisition of Spolana will enable the Unipetrol Group to better plan and optimise the production function, prepare for planned commissioning of the PE3 installation in the future and to make it more resilient to the external conditions. The purchase price of this shareholding is 1 million EUR.
Unipetrol Group consolidation project aiming at optimization of the capital group structure has already included the companies like Benzina and Polymer Institute Brno. The main company of the Group remains Unipetrol RPA. The project is in line with the Unipetrol Group strategy and its goal is to better adjust the Company to function in a highly demanding and very competitive market and open it to new business challenges.
“We see the acquisition of the Spolana company as a very important step for further improvement of management and coordination of our value chain, namely with regard to the utilisation of the steam cracker,“ said Marek Świtajewski, CEO of Unipetrol. “Takeover of Spolana opens up additional possibilities to further strengthen and integrate Unipetrol’s position in the Czech Republic,“ added Marek Świtajewski. Both companies are connected with the Litvínov – Neratovice piping system for product deliveries. Spolana is a major consumer of ethylene, as well as also purchasing ammonia and sulphur from Unipetrol RPA.
Spolana is a chemical company headquartered in Neratovice in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1992. Spolana’s main activity is the production and sale of chemical products such as PVC, caprolactam, industrial fertilisers, inorganic compounds and other chemicals. The company‘s primary focus is the export of its products, with exports accounting for more than 80% of its production. Spolana currently employs approximately 700 people.
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At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?