Posted 26 декабря 2022,, 18:03

Published 26 декабря 2022,, 18:03

Modified 27 декабря 2022,, 05:07

Updated 27 декабря 2022,, 05:07

Hitachi handed over 52 transformers to Kiev

Hitachi handed over 52 transformers to Kiev

26 декабря 2022, 18:03
The Ukrainian company DTEK stated that together with Hitachi Energy Ukraine and Hitachi Energy Poland, it delivered 52 transformers to Ukraine to replace damaged equipment and restore power supply in the republic. The Ukrainian side called the assistance "unprecedented".

"New transformers, which are extremely necessary for the rapid return of light in the homes of Ukrainians, should replace those damaged by Russian missiles and drones", - said the energy company, adding that this is "unprecedented help and support from the international partner Hitachi Energy, "as the company has adjusted production so that the Ukrainian order "became the highest priority." The equipment was manufactured and delivered three times faster than the stated deadlines.

In Ukraine, there is an acute shortage of equipment to support the power system.

There are no powerful transformers left in reserve, the manufacture of new units will take up to six months, stated the former Minister of Energy of the republic Ivan Plachkov. All over the world, Ukraine is looking for equipment to repair and restore damaged power grid facilities, added the head of Ukrenergo, Vladimir Kudritsky. Earlier today it was reported that Kazakhstan supplied Kiev with 41 generators designed to supply hospitals with electricity.

The equipment is planned to be installed in Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions.

Since October 10, the Russian military has been attacking critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine - in response to the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge. At the end of last month in Ukrenergo damage was reported to all major thermal power plants and hydroelectric power plants. In mid-December, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky spoke about the damage to 50% of the energy infrastructure. The EU countries have agreed on the supply of electric generators to Ukraine.