Achieving by Ukraine of energy independence is a process that should engage as many Ukrainian enterprises as possible. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a visit to one of the leading enterprises of the power engineering industry of Ukraine Turboatom. The Head of Government visited the production facilities within the framework of a working trip to Kharkiv region.
The enterprise has closed-loop manufacturing of power-generating equipment - engines and turbines, while the geography of supplies covers 45 countries.
"We have moved on to a new planning system, and we developed a systematic approach to the issues to be addressed. We need to upgrade the energy sector, make Ukraine energy independent. And this can be done, first of all, by involving Ukrainian producers in all processes", said Volodymyr Groysman. "The Ukrainian industry achieves real results, but not only participates in some projects. The economy is growing, and this growth must be intensified."
While visiting the enterprise, the Head of Government took part in the ceremony of signing a trilateral agreement on the reconstruction of two hydro units for the Kremenchuk HPP. This project is part of the large program "Hydropower Rehabilitation", which has been implemented in Ukraine since 2011 with the financing of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank. PJSC Ukrhydroenergo acts as the customer for the reconstruction of aggregates, and the executors - PJSC Turboatom and Electrotyazhmash State Enterprise Plant. These Ukrainian enterprises became the winners of the big tender, the participants of which were manufacturers from different countries.
The cost of reconstruction will make up about UAH 1.3 billion. It will enable to increase operational reliability, prolong the life of hydro aggregates by 40 years, increase the capacity of hydroelectric generators by 12 MW, contribute to environmental safety. Besides, it will serve as an additional order for adjacent machine-building and metallurgical enterprises.
Commenting on the signing of the deal, the Prime Minister said, "This is an extremely positive message. And I want to thank the factory workers for the fact that you have serious competitive advantages in the world. Let’s work together and make Ukraine strong and prosperous."