Ilya Traber, an authoritative businessman, “transfers” one of his most effective managers to a methanol “startup” in the Leningrad region.
According to the correspondent MorningNews, General Director of JSC “LOESK” (electric networks of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region) and “Primorsky Universal Loading Complex” (UPC) Andrey Sizov leaves these structures to become the head of the company “Baltic Methanol”. The latter is building a methanol plant and a port terminal in Ust-Luga.
Few doubt that the command to move from one grain place to another was received by Andrey Sizov from the well-known St. Petersburg businessman Ilya Traber, who is the direct beneficiary of Primorsky UPC and Baltic Methanol.
In the first, we recall, its share is 31.6%. Another 20% of the structure is owned by his old partner Ramis Deberdeev. Together, by the way, they got bogged down in court proceedings related to a corporate conflict in another common enterprise – the large car dealer network Axel Group.
According to evil tongues, they allegedly tried to get at their disposal the share of the third partner in this business – Alexei Bezobrazov. The latter, the founder of the entire group and its general director, first managed to achieve the imposition of interim measures on 34% of the shares in the group’s structures in Axel City South LLC and Axel Motors Sever LLC, owned by Traber and Deberdeev. And then he completely won in a high-profile corporate conflict, after which in March 2021 both of his opponents left the number of co-owners of the dealer.
True, this structure still bears little resemblance to fiction. Despite a very solid authorized capital of 25 million rubles, only one employee still works in the structure, and revenue in 2020 (that is, based on the results of two years of work) is more than modest – just over 1 million rubles.
By the way, in the “Primorsky Criminal Procedure Code” everything is much sadder. With a complete lack of revenue, the company managed to get a net loss of 307 million rubles at the end of 2020. Few believe that Traber is operating at a loss.
Perhaps the financial statements are simply “drawn” there in order to pay less taxes? Nevertheless, after such information, the competence of Sizov, who headed the Criminal Procedure Code, could be called into question.
As for JSC “LOESK”, then here, if desired, you can also find the interests of Ilya Traber. Earlier in The media wroteallegedly the All-Russian Bank for Regional Development (RRDB), controlled by Rosneft, provided a loan of 6 billion rubles to Rostok LLC under the personal responsibility of a businessman.
As a result, the company owns 75% of LOESK, the second in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region after the state-owned Lenenergo. The company should be useful to Traber just in the port complex near Primorsk.
The press service of LOESK highly appreciated the results of Andrey Sizov’s work as the company’s general director. He coped with the task brilliantly and in the leadership of Baltic Methanol he will do exactly the same as he did in the Criminal Procedure Code. The deadline for the implementation of the tasks assigned to Sizov is three years. What are the tasks? First of all, this is the design of a methanol production complex.
Sizov has worked at LOESK since July 2020, and at Primorsky Criminal Procedure Code since February 2019. At the same time, he is also one of the minority shareholders of the UPC, where he owns 5% of the shares. In addition, he also owns almost 16% of Rostok LLC, the main shareholder of which is LOESK. It turns out that Ilya Traber and the same Ramis Deberdeev are practically his direct business partners.
It should be reminded that Primorsky UPC LLC is engaged in the construction of a deep-water port complex in the port of Primorsk (Leningrad Region). It will include terminals for the transshipment of coal, mineral fertilizers, general cargo and grain, as well as a container terminal and a logistics center – a huge warehouse. It is expected that the cargo turnover of the future complex will reach 65 million tons per year by 2030. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
It should be noted that it was under Andrey Sizov as the general director of the Criminal Procedure Code that the company received all the necessary permits and approvals for construction, including the positive conclusion of Glavgosexpertiza.
The Baltic Methanol company is the owner of the Baltic Gas Chemical Company LLC, which is going to build a plant for the production of methanol from natural gas, as well as a sea terminal for exporting products in the port of Ust-Luga.
As for Ilya Traber, with whose name these projects are thoroughly connected, in St. Petersburg he is considered both a legendary and odious figure. It was rumored that in the past he could make acquaintances with many criminal authorities of the Northern capital. In the past, he was supposed to have partner relations with the leader of the Tambov organized crime group, Vladimir Kumarin (Barsukov). Even after their paths were supposed to diverge, Traber’s name repeatedly appeared in scandals related to the Russian mafia case in Spain.
According to journalists RBC, Ilya Traber was also involved in this case, when the band members were detained in Spain in 2008. But he himself was allegedly not detained at that moment, because he was absent from the country then.