Ukraine utility OJSC UkrHydroEnergo has awarded contracts totaling US$19.3 million for the supply of excitation systems and governors for seven hydroelectric projects. Awards in both cases went to units of France’s Alstom.
Employing a US$106 million loan from the World Bank, the government of the Ukraine is carrying out a hydropower rehabilitation program to improve operational stability and reliability of hydroelectric plants. (HNN 3/12/07)
Alstom Power Centrales of Perret, France, was chosen over three other companies with a bid of 7.08 million euros (US$9.59 million) to supply excitation systems for 46 generating units at seven hydroelectric projects. (HNN 8/16/06) Projects include 444-MW Kaniv, 361-MW Kyiv (or Kiev), 225-MW Kyiv Pumped-Storage, 686-MW Kremenchuk (or Kremenchug), 661-MW Dnipro 2, 351-MW Kakhovka, and 702-MW Dnister (or Dniester) hydropower projects. Equipment is to be delivered over five years.
Alstom of Grenoble, France, was chosen over one other company with a bid of 7.18 million euros (US$9.72 million) to supply governors for 42 generating units at six of the plants, Kaniv, Kyiv, Kyiv Pumped-Storage, Kremenchuk, Dnipro 2, and Kakhovka. (HNN 6/2/06) That equipment also is to be delivered over five years.