French firm to update study of Ukraine’s 1,050-MW Dniester

The Ukraine has awarded a contract to Electricite de France (EDF) to update a feasibility study of the 1,050-MW Dniester pumped-storage project on the Ukraine’s Dniester River.

EDF received a contract worth 233,818 euros (US$305,764) to update a feasibility study of the first phase of the Dniester pumped-storage project. The work is to require 12 weeks.

With funding from the World Bank, the government of the Ukraine is carrying out a hydropower rehabilitation program and an energy sector reform and development program. Most recently, utility OJSC UkrHydroEnergo requested bids to supply air compressors for 46 generating units at nine hydroelectric projects. (HNN 1/5/07)

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