The valuable property of Energogaz declared bankrupt ended up under the control of former Rosseti business partner Andrey Ryumin
As part of the bankruptcy process over the Energogaz company, previously associated with Tsentrenergogaz, an auction was held for Nauchny-6 LLC. They were accompanied by a series of scandals. Several times the auction simply could not take place, and in the end the lot amount dropped from 1.8 billion rubles to almost half. The winner was Andrey Boksha. This businessman previously collaborated with the current general director of Rosseti, Andrei Ryumin. Together they owned Prime Real Estate LLC. Both businessmen worked with the owner of Capital Group, Pavel Tyo. Boksha even acted as a co-investor in his projects.
Recently, Andrei Boksha has been actively involved in various real estate projects. So, in 2021, his company Prime Real Estate decided to develop a plot of 60 hectares near the village of Golikovo in the Solnechnogorsk region. It is noteworthy that Nauchny-6 also owns expensive real estate in Moscow. It is possible that it too may go under construction. Whether Andrei Ryumin or Pavel Cho has a personal interest in all this, one can only guess. However, Ryumin never hid the fact that he came to Rosseti from business. At the same time, the financial position of Bokshi’s companies is impressive. They are operating at a loss, but somehow still managed to gain control of Nauchny-6.
MANAGED BANKRUPTCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF WITHDRAWAL OF MONEY AND ASSETS?
The bankruptcy of Energogaz began against the backdrop of a scandal with the construction of the Punginsky UGS facility in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug for Gazprom. This company acted as a subgeneral contractor, but in 2018, its project contractors accused the company’s management of fraud. It turned out that this structure owed the builders 750 million rubles for work performed. TekhnoSvyazStroy LLC stated that all Energogaz loan agreements were transferred under assignment agreements to Megabuild LLC. As a result, the company received the right to claim a debt from Energogaz in the amount of 100 million rubles under an assignment agreement with Antares LLC. Until August 2017, the founders of Megabuild included Maximus LLC. The latter company is notable for the fact that it is the founder of PJSC Seligdar. Dmitry Doev, the former head of Tsentrenergogaz, later became associated with this company.
Energogaz’s counterparties already assumed that the company’s bankruptcy process could be manageable. His goal could be the transfer of the company’s only valuable property – the Nauchny-6 real estate. There were rumors at TechnoSvyazStroy that Megabuild would become the recipient of the asset, but in the end Boksha got to it. At the initial stage of bankruptcy, almost everything was pulled out of Energogaz except Nauchny-6. The company also had a conflict with LLC JV Sredniy Ural. Back in 2015, the parties entered into a subgeneral contract for construction and installation work at the Punginsky UGS facility, but Energogaz refused to pay for them. The company did the same with other construction participants. Its total debt reached hundreds of millions of rubles, and the implementation of the federal project Energogaz was almost disrupted. The first launch complex alone created a billion-dollar financial hole. Moreover, back in 2016, the company’s revenue was 8 billion rubles. How did it happen that Energogaz then became bankrupt? It is noteworthy that the company’s property and assets worth 1.5 billion rubles ultimately turned out to be the property of Gazprom Tsentrremont JSC, as it was used as collateral for loans.
TOP MANAGERS OF ENERGOGAZ “ON HORSE”
Energogaz’s counterparties made many claims against him and his top managers. They also tried to bring to subsidiary liability the former general director of Energogaz, Alexander Karabanov, and the top manager of Gazprom, Alexander Psatiy. And they even tried to prosecute Karabanov for tax evasion, but in the end the case was closed due to compensation for damages. At the same time, he continued to work in the structures of Gazprom. Even now he runs Elektrogaz JSC, the value of whose assets is minus 622 million rubles. But Dmitry Doev successfully works at VIS Group of Companies. This group is engaged in construction, including through concession agreements with local authorities. VIS implements many projects in Novosibirsk. So, in this city the company is building a new bridge across the Ob. This is not an easy project, as the deadline for the bridge’s completion has been pushed back several times. Local deputy Alexander Burmistrov even suggested that VIS Group saved at least 50 million rubles on the purchase of pipes for the bridge. Allegedly, the group purchased cheap pipes instead of German ones.
The construction deadlines for the clinics were also missed, and the Ecology-Novosibirsk company was declared bankrupt. It was this company of the group that was previously the operator for the management of solid waste in the Novosibirsk region. At the end of 2022, the company’s loss amounted to 448 million rubles, but it also acted as a contractor under contracts worth 718 million rubles. Where did the money go?
A criminal case was opened against the management of Ecology-Novosibirsk for fraud. According to investigators, after concluding an agreement on the management of solid waste between the regional operator and the regional Ministry of Housing and Communal Services, the company entered into service agreements with legal entities-carriers. The VIS Group of Companies also directly became the focus of attention of the security forces. In October 2022, claims against the company arose in connection with fraud during the construction of the expressway. Investigators came to the conclusion that the company’s management stole more than 1 billion rubles during this work. Surprisingly, law enforcement agencies still have no questions for Dmitry Doev personally. Perhaps the secret is that he works with the state corporation Rostec. Doev became a co-investor of Seligdar in White Gold. Two years ago, this joint company of a businessman and Rostec received a license to develop the Kyuchus gold deposit in Yakutia. The cost of this project exceeded 7 billion. Evil tongues say that Doev received money for his business from companies in which he previously worked, including in the structures of Gazprom.