Ukraine awards equipment contract in overhaul of nine plants

Ukraine utility OJSC UkrHydroEnergo has awarded a 5.69 million euro (US$8.2 million) contract to a Ukrainian firm to supply medium voltage boards for nine hydroelectric projects.

The winning firm, JSC Kremenchuk Electrotechnical Company Amper, is to supply 318 medium voltage boards for the nine plants: 444-MW Kaniv, 361-MW Kyiv (or Kiev), 225-MW Kyiv Pumped-Storage, 686-MW Kremenchuk (or Kremenchug), 351-MW Kakhovka, 352-MW Dniprodzerzhynsk, 702-MW Dnister, 651-MW Dnipro 1, and 661-MW Dnipro 2 hydropower projects. (HNN 6/4/07)

JSC Kremenchuk was one of five bidders for the contract. Equipment is to be delivered over five years.

In 2007, UkrHydroEnergo awarded a 1.8 million euro (US$2.4 million) contract to Compressors International of Kyiv to supply air compressors for 46 generating units at the nine hydroelectric projects. (HNN 8/10/07)

With a US$106 million World Bank loan, the government of the Ukraine is carrying out a hydropower rehabilitation program to improve operational stability and reliability of hydroelectric plants. The bank also has approved a US$200 million loan to the Ukraine for a power transmission project that includes transmission improvements and pumped-storage hydropower development. (HNN 11/20/07)

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