ArmInfo. Shengavit common jurisdiction court yesterday held the first session on Nairit bankruptcy case. During the session a Board was elected , which will work with the bankruptcy manager. "The stock equipment is being disassembled at Nairi plant. After the disassembling it will be impossible to involve investors," the Ex Director of the Plant Karen Israelyan stated at the meeting.
The former head of the plant reminded once again that either the staff of the plant and Slovakian Holding of EU-ASIA Business Finance Centre. But until now the Government has not responded any proposals in respect to the plant. At the same time, as Israelyan says, even after alienation of the property the Lenders will not be satisfied. Within the condition of fair alienation of the Plant, it will be possible to earn USD 40- 50 mln, while the liability amount forms around USD 100 mln," he stated.
Meanwhile, according to bankruptcy manager Karen Asatryan's statement made at the meeting, in common the plant has monetary liabilities to 292 entities. The largest lenders are th Ministry of Finance of Armenia ( about AMD 11 bln),State Revenues Committee ( AmD 10 bln), Yerevan TPP, Gazprom Armenia (about AMD 23 bln), and Nairit-2 ( AMD 6 bln), which comprised the Lenders Board. According to Asatryan, the property inventory commission is capsulated already. He reminded also that the rehabilitation project term was restricted by law.
After the meeting Karen Israelyan said:"It is clear that Nairit is being lead to liquidation and alienation of the property. And there will be no investors after that."
To note, on Dec 5, former employees of Yerevan's Nairit plant applied to the owner of Electric Networks of Armenia Samvel Karapetyan with an open letter to suspend the bankruptcy procedure until 20 Jan 2017, which is the deadline for submission of applications aimed at attracting investors. As the letter reads, yet on Aril 7, 2015, ENA submitted an application to the court with a purpose to get paid for the electric power consumed by the plant and to raise a bankruptcy procedure. The common jurisdiction court of the Shengavit community passed the ENA claim and raised a bankruptcy recognition process in respect to Nairit. According to the decision taken on November 28 Nairit did not implement the AMD 1bln 235 mln 3 thsd 232 (over USD 2.6 mln) payment due to its obligations.
It was previously reported that EU-ASIA Business Finance Centre (Slovakia) is ready to invest up to 20 mln USD and up to 150 mln EUR in Nairit Plant. On November 14, considering the decision of the Nairit Plant CJSC shareholder meeting, the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources announced a tender for attracting private investors. The Ministry invites interested parties to submit an application (letter), in which the program on the plant re-launch will be presented. The deadline for submitting applications is January 20, 2017.
To remind, Nairit Plant has been idle since April 2010. At the moment the debts of Nairit Plant amount to 50 billion AMD (about 130 million USD). To note, Nairit Plant has been idle since April 2010. The Plant's shares were given as security against the CIS InterStateBank's 70 mln USD loan provided in 2006 for 5 years - till late Dec 2011 - at 12.5% p.a. In 2006, 90% of Nairit Plant's shares were sold to Rhinoville Property Limited (UK). The latter owns an 89,999% stake in the plant, Armenian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources - 4,496%, Gazprom Armenia CJSC (previously ArmRusgasprom) - 3,596%, and Yerevan Thermal Power Plant - 1,907%.