Polish companies, with the assistance of the Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association, handed over 20 wagons with electrical equipment to Ukrainian power engineers, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine reported on its website on Thursday.
“Electrical equipment, power transmission towers, transformers, generators, power cables transferred by Polish companies with the assistance of the Polish Electricity Transmission and Distribution Association were transferred to seven regions of Ukraine,” the ministry said in the report.
According to the ministry, the first two batches of aid from Polish companies have already been distributed and transferred to distribution system operators in Kyiv, Odesa, Zaporizhia, Luhansk, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, and Sumy regions. The third batch is awaiting distribution and transfer to the regions.
“We are very grateful to our Polish colleagues for their help in restoring the power infrastructure destroyed due to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. The equipment received, first of all, will be aimed at restoring power grids and power facilities, which were most damaged due to hostilities,” Energy Minister Herman Haluschenko said.
As the Ministry of Energy said, in total, assistance from Polish companies amounted to more than 12,500 units of equipment, including line fittings, power transformers, backup power generators, more than 400 reinforced concrete poles for power transmission lines, as well as more than 65 km and 7.3 tonnes of power cable and wires.