Alliance Group implements large-scale industrial projects

Alliance Group is a team of like-minded professionals with many years of experience, high standards of business ethics and extraordinary asset portfolio potential.

About the Group

Alliance Group - investment holding and management company of large industrial complexes

Over its history, the Group has implemented a large number of large-scale projects in the areas of oil production, refining, petrochemicals, aviation, engineering, seaports and terminals.

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Currently, the Group’s core operations lie in production of platinum group metals and gold.


Group History

Bazhaev’s Team

The team was created by Ziya Bazhaev in 1992. After the tragic death of Ziya on February 9, 2000 the team is headed by Musa Bazhaev.

The core team consists of specialists who worked with Ziya and Musa Bazhaev at Lia Oil.

In April 1995 - March 1996, Bazhaev’s team manages the State Unitary Enterprise “YUNKO” on the instructions of the Russian Government. Oil production has been restored in Chechnya and the Republic’s oil refining complex has been preserved.

В созданную в 1992 г. группу «Лиа Ойл» вошли компании, учрежденные в России, Украине, Казахстане и Швейцарии. Группа за короткий период стала заметным игроком на рынке нефти и нефтепродуктов России и стран СНГ и постепенно перешла от трейдинговых операций к долгосрочной кооперации с нефтедобывающими и нефтеперерабатывающими предприятиями в интересах загрузки их мощностей, поддержки и развития производства.

In April 1995 - March 1996, Bazhaev’s team manages the State Unitary Enterprise “YUNKO” on the instructions of the Russian Government. Oil production has been restored in Chechnya and the Republic’s oil refining complex has been preserved.

In 1997 - early 1998, as part of the contract with Interros, Bazhaev’s team developed and implemented a crisis recovery program for Sidanko (OJSC). As a result, capitalization of Sidanko increased 9 times, and international major BP became its shareholder.

April 1998 - Bazhaev’s team establishes Alliance Group (OJSC) with the support of 15 regions of the Russian Federation and a number of large industrial enterprises.

At the first stage the Group’s core operations lie in anti-crisis management, which includes:

  • management optimization
  • financial recovery
  • equity investment and borrowing
  • building a system of raw materials supply and product sales, reconstruction and development of production facilities.

Upon the instruction of the Russian Government, the Group’s specialists developed a program to consolidate assets and improve the efficiency of Rosneft (OJSC).

The stabilization program for Varioganneft (OJSC) was developed and implemented.

At the behest of the Administration of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, the Group’s specialists have developed a comprehensive anti-crisis program for Varioganneftegaz (OJSC).

Since October 1999 the Group has been acting as a coordinator of the interstate Ukrainian-Kazakh project of Kherson Oil Refinery development.

At the behest of the Irkutsk Region Administration, the Group participates in preparation and implementation of anti-crisis management programs for Angarsk Petrochemical Company (OJSC) and Vostsibugol (OJSC), including financial, economic and production examination.

Since early 2000 - implementation of anti-crisis measures at Tomsk Petrochemical Plant (OJSC) in cooperation with the structures of the Ministry for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation.

In March 2000, controlling stakes in Khabarovsk Oil Refinery (OJSC), Khabarovsknefteprodukt (OJSC), Primornefteprodukt (OJSC) and Amurnefteprodukt (OJSC) were transferred to the Group’s management. Start of the 1st stage of reconstruction of Khabarovsk Oil Refinery.

По итогам 2000 г. Хабаровский нефтеперерабатывающий завод занял первое место в проведенном под эгидой Президента Российской Федерации и Правительства Российской Федерации конкурсе «Российская организация высокой социальной эффективности» в номинации «Содержание и развитие социальной инфраструктуры и реализация социальных программ».

In March 2001, the Administration of Lugansk region (Ukraine) invites Alliance Group to management of Stakhanov Railway Car Building Works (SVZ) (OJSC).

The Group acquired a controlling interest in BAMnefteprodukt (OJSC).

Alliance Oil Company (OJSC) was established in November 2001. While continuing implementation of anti-crisis projects, the Group aims to increase its own assets.

Reconstruction of Nakhodka Oil-Loading Sea Port.

Anti-crisis management of SK-Premier (OJSC) (Yaroslavl). The company has resumed production.

Rehabilitation of Bor (OJSC) (Dalnegorsk). The company increased its production volume by 9.5%.

A refueling base that meets international standards has been established in the port of Nakhodka.

Rehabilitation of Kaindy-Kant (OJSC) (largest sugar producer in the Kyrgyz Republic).

Rehabilitation of Tomsk Petrochemical Refinery is completed. The refinery was retained as a single economic complex managed by an effective owner (transferred to the Gazprom structure).

An isomerization unit was built at the Khabarovsk Oil Refinery.

The primary oil refining unit AVT-2 was reconstructed at the Kherson Oil Refinery.

The controlling interest in Tatnefteotdacha (OJSC) was acquired.

Start of modernization of Khabarovsk airport (one of the pilot projects in air transportation implemented on the terms of public-private partnership).

SVZ development project was successfully completed. The company became part of AvtoKrAZ Holding Company.

Alliance Oil Company acquired a controlling stake in Potential Oil (LLP) (geological exploration works at Begaydar area in Atyrau region of Kazakhstan).

Khabarovsk Oil Refinery mastered production of Premium Euro 95/4 winter-grade gasoline.

Подписано соглашение c инвестиционным подразделением группы Всемирного банка – Международной финансовой корпорацией (IFC) о выделении корпоративного кредита в объеме 25 млн долл. США. Инвестиция IFC направлена на расширение и модернизацию АЗС и нефтеперерабатывающих мощностей «Нефтяной компании «Альянс», а также на совершенствование процедур корпоративного управления в соответствии с лучшими мировыми стандартами. Эта первая инвестиция IFC в нефтеперерабатывающий сектор России.

«Корпоративный кредит от IFC, его долгосрочный характер и детальное предварительное обследование всех аспектов деятельности – это вотум доверия компании на международном уровне, – заявил президент ОАО «Группа Альянс», председатель Совета директоров «Нефтяной компании «Альянс» Муса Бажаев. – Начало нашего сотрудничества с IFC станет для «Альянса» знаковым на пути его трансформации в современную, полностью прозрачную компанию с сильным корпоративным управлением и профессиональным менеджментом», – сказал Муса Бажаев.

Alliance Group provided a USD 50 million grant for health programs in the North Caucasus.

Nakhodka “Nefteport” was sold to Rosneft.

Network of filling stations in Kyrgyzstan was sold to Gazpromneft.

The Group consolidated a controlling stake in Amur Gold Mining Cooperative (OJSC).

Completion of the 1st stage of reconstruction of Khabarovsk Oil Refinery. In November 2007, a contract was signed with Técnicas Reunidas for the construction of a hydrocracking and hydrotreatment facility.

The network of filling stations in Ukraine has been transferred to the management of the JV established with Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd.

Kherson Oil Refinery was acquired by WOG (a Continuum Group company).

Alliance Oil Company merged with West Siberian Resources Ltd. As a result, Alliance Oil was formed as an integrated company listed on Nasdaq OMX exchange in Stockholm.

Start of the 2nd stage of reconstruction of Khabarovsk Oil Refinery.

On March 3, 2009, during the visit of the President Dmitry Medvedev to Spain, an agreement was signed to facilitate the reconstruction of Khabarovsk Oil Refinery by VEB and the Spanish export credit agency CESCE: facilities and insurance coverage ensured the supply of equipment worth USD 990 million.

The total oil reserves of Alliance Oil Company increased by 29.2% in 2010. Volume of 2P reserves (PRMS classification) amounted to 638.3 million barrels. The growth is largely due to additional exploration of Kolvinskoye field in Timano-Pechora.

Хабаровский нефтеперерабатывающий завод и Внешэкономбанк заключили соглашения о предоставлении кредитных линий в размере 239 млн долл. США и 218 млн евро сроком на 12 лет под страховое покрытие CESCE и на 240 млн долл. США в виде кредитной линии сроком на 13 лет.

In November 2010, Khabarovsk Oil Refinery commissioned an electric desalting and oil dehydration unit with a capacity of 4.5 million tons per year.

По итогам 2010 г. Хабаровский нефтеперерабатывающий завод стал победителем во Всероссийском конкурсе «Лучшие российские предприятия. Динамика, эффективность, ответственность», проведенном Российским союзом промышленников и предпринимателей, в номинации «За устойчивое развитие организации»; занял второе место во Всероссийском конкурсе «Российская организация высокой социальной эффективности», проведенном по распоряжению Правительства Российской Федерации, в номинации «За развитие рынка труда»; во второй раз вошел в число победителей Всероссийского конкурса «Лучший страхователь года по обязательному пенсионному страхованию» (организатор — Пенсионный фонд Российской Федерации).

In April 2011, Chernogorskaya GRK (LLC) was acquired. Russian Platinum (LLC) was established to manage the Group’s platinum assets.

In September 2011, the Company started commercial operation of Kolvinskoye oil field.

In December 2011, Alliance Repsol Oil & Gas (JV) (51/49%) was established upon contribution of TNO and SANECO by Alliance and EuroTEK by Repsol.

В июле 2011 г. «Группа Альянс» первой подписала соглашение с ФАС России, Ростехнадзором и Росстандартом, направленное на стабилизацию ситуации на рынке нефтепродуктов, закрепив свои обязательства по перевооружению Хабаровского нефтеперерабатывающего завода в соответствии с задачами, стоящими перед отечественной нефтепереработкой, по обеспечению регионов топливом и развитию отрасли.

In 2012, Alliance Oil Company continues to increase reserves in Timano-Pechora: GeoInvestService (LLC), which owns an exploration license, was acquired; licenses for 6 plots were obtained as a result of tenders. SN-Gazdobycha (LLC) was acquired.

Start of rebranding of filling stations of Alliance Oil Company (design by British Minale, implementation and production by Belarusian VDS).

В 2012 г. Хабаровский нефтеперерабатывающий завод повторно побеждает во Всероссийском конкурсе «Лучшие российские предприятия. Динамика, эффективность, ответственность», проведенном Российским союзом промышленников и предпринимателей, в номинации «За экологически ответственный бизнес».

June 2012 - Amur Gold Mining Cooperative was awarded the contract for development of southern part of Norilsk-1 deposit.

SNGD and Eurotek started commercial production of gas (total volume amounted to 890 million m3 in 2013).

Completion of reconstruction of directly distilled gasoline stabilization block and reforming unit at the Khabarovsk Oil Refinery. Commercial gasoline production capacity amounted to 500 thousand tons per year.

Start of construction of VSTO - Khabarovsk Oil Refinery oil branch.

Russian Platinum was awarded the contract for exploration and production of gas at Zimneye field in Krasnoyarsk Territory with the reserves of 13 billion m3.

In March 2014, Alliance Oil Company enters the fuel market of Kamchatka: two offshore oil product terminals, 18 filling stations and a fuel filling complex at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport were acquired.

Completion of the 2nd stage of reconstruction of Khabarovsk Oil Refinery. A hydrocracking unit was launched at the Khabarovsk Oil Refinery in a teleconference with the President Vladimir Putin.

In April 2014, shareholders of Alliance Group and Independent Oil and Gas Company signed a joint venture agreement. In August, oil assets of Alliance Group were sold to Independent Oil and Gas Company: the Group focuses on mining of platinum group metals and gold.

The Agreement on Social and Economic Cooperation was signed with Krasnoyarsk Territory.

“Vostok-geoldobycha” (Group company) is awarded a contract for Dzheruy gold field (Talas Region of the Kyrgyz Republic); Alliance Altyn (LLC) was established.

Drilling of exploration, production and development wells was completed in the southern part of Norilsk-1 deposit.

Amur Zoloto produced 642.2 kg of gold equivalent (453.8 kg of chemically pure gold and 13,790.8 kg of silver).

Amur Zoloto produced 869.5 kg of gold equivalent (858.5 kg of chemically pure gold and 143.9 kg of silver).

VTB and Russian Platinum signed a memorandum of strategic partnership in the development of the Chernogorskoye deposit and the southern part of Norilsk-1 deposit.

Musa Bazhaev, the President of Alliance Group, is awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” IV Class.

Amur Zoloto produced 1,489.8 kg of gold equivalent (1,481.4 kg of chemically pure gold and 652.8 kg of silver).

The concentrating plant at Perevalny Mining and Processing Plant was launched.

Amur Zoloto produced 1,515.0 kg of gold equivalent (1,507.3 kg of chemically pure gold and 685.2 kg of silver).

Platinum Arena, a multifunctional sports and entertainment complex built at the expense of Musa Bazhaev, was transferred into ownership of Krasnoyarsk Territory.

 Amur Zoloto produced 1,625.4 kg of gold equivalent (1,602.7 kg of chemically pure gold and 1,847.9 kg of silver).

Alliance Altyn started open-pit mining works at the Dzheruy deposit.

The construction of a gold mining plant in Kyrgyzstan is nearing completion.

Amur Zoloto became a part of Kopy Goldfields. Following a reverse takeover, shareholders of Alliance Group became the majority shareholders of Kopy Goldfields.