Ukraine utility OJSC UkrHydroEnergo has named ABB AB of Sweden to supply voltage and current transformers for eight hydroelectric plants.
Under the 1.73 million euro (US$2.55 million) contract, ABB AB, High Voltage Products, is to supply 53 voltage and 199 current transformers for the eight plants: 444-MW Kaniv, 361-MW Kyiv (or Kiev), 225-MW Kyiv Pumped-Storage, 686-MW Kremenchuk (or Kremenchug), 352-MW Dniprodzerzhynsk, 702-MW Dniester (or Dnister), 651-MW Dnipro 1, and 661-MW Dnipro 2. The delivery period is four years. (HNN 2/1/08)
ABB was chosen in competition with AREVA T&D Messwandler GmbH of Germany, which bid 3.64 million euros (US$5.36 million). The contract was signed August 12.
With World Bank funding, the government of the Ukraine is carrying out a hydropower rehabilitation program to improve operational stability and reliability of hydroelectric plants. UkrHydroEnergo previously named AREVA T&D SA of Italy to supply high-voltage disconnector switches for seven hydroelectric projects. (HNN 8/12/08)