Business news from Ukraine

SERAPHIM FROM CHINA WINS TENDER TO SUPPLY SOLAR CELL ARRAYS FOR DTEK’S POWER PLANT

China’s Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System has won a tender to supply solar cell arrays with a total capacity of 246 MW for construction of a solar power plant by DTEK in Dnipropetrovsk region, the press service of the Chinese company has reported.
The Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contractor under the project is China Machinery Engineering Corporation.
Earlier, DTEK CEO Maksym Tymchenko estimated the cost of the project at EUR 230 million. According to him, the construction of the plant is planned to be completed before the end of this year and from March 2019 the company seeks to start transmission of power in Ukraine’s power grid.
To ensure the connection of the solar power plant in Nikopol (Solar-1 LLC), national energy company Ukrenergo plans to reconstruct the open-type 150 kV switchgear of 330 kV Nikopol substation, with an expected tender price of up to UAH 20.833 million.
As reported, in 2017, DTEK launched its first Tryfonivka solar power plant with a capacity of 10 MW in Kherson region.

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SPANISH ACCIONA ENERGIA GLOBAL TO INVEST EUR 54.7 MLN IN JOINT PROJECT WITH UDP TO BUILD SOLAR POWER PLANT IN KYIV REGION

UDP (Kyiv) has arranged a joint project to expand Dymerka solar power plant (Kyiv region) from 6 MW to 57.6 MW with Spain’s Acciona Energia Global, the press service of UDP has reported. “The first project of the Spanish energy giant on the Ukrainian market will be the development of the second, third and fourth stages of the Dymerka solar power plant in Kyiv region with a total peak capacity of 57.6 MW. The first phase of this plant was commissioned by UDP Renewables in the summer of 2017. The total volume of foreign direct investment only in this project is EUR 54.7 million,” UDP said.
The launch of the Dymerka solar power plant at a full capacity is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
The UDP said that they arranged with Acciona Energia Global to work together on a broad portfolio of investment projects in both solar and wind energy in the Ukrainian market.
As reported, the first stage of the solar power plant in the village of Velyka Dymerka (Kyiv region) with a capacity of 6 MW was registered for Dymerka solar power plant-1 LLC. The company belongs to the majority shareholder of the UDP development company Vasyl Khmelnytsky.

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