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  • Global energy companies stand ready to invest in rebuilding Ukraine's energy sector
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 16 November 2023 14:37

    Ukraine's international partners are interested in investing in the restoration of Ukraine's energy infrastructure and participating in projects to introduce modern technologies in the energy sector in the future.

    This intention was expressed at the international conference Energy for the Recovery of Ukraine, held in Warsaw under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine. The event also included an exhibition where more than 500 companies from 30 countries presented potential areas of cooperation for Ukraine's recovery.

    "Ukraine will become the energy hub of Europe. The full-scale war with the Russian aggressor has not only not stopped our European integration, it is pushing it forward. Guided by the goals of the green transition, we will rebuild and modernise the Ukrainian energy sector, integrating it into European markets. We are grateful to our international partners who support Ukraine, your investments in the restoration and rebuilding of the Ukrainian energy sector are a contribution to the green energy future of Europe," said Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko, who headed the delegation of the Ministry of Energy at the event.

    European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson addressed the conference and stressed that the European Union's priorities were to support the Ukrainian energy sector and Ukraine's integration into European energy markets.

    Laura Loсhman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau for Energy Resources, also reaffirmed the United States' support for Ukraine and stressed the need to continue to consolidate international efforts to provide assistance. She underlined the unprecedented resilience of Ukrainian energy workers who, in the face of repeated hostile attacks, are bringing light and heat back to millions of Ukrainians. Laura Lochman also emphasised that American companies were ready to deepen cooperation with Ukraine to strengthen the country's energy security, particularly in the gas sector.

    In his speech, Pierre Heilbronn, Special Envoy of the President of France for Ukraine's relief and reconstruction, stressed the importance of strengthening the resilience of the energy system and energy independence not only for Ukraine but also for Europe as a whole. He also drew attention to the need to implement projects that would help accelerate the green transition and achieve global climate neutrality goals.

    During the conference, Lars Aagaard, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities of Denmark, announced his country's intention to make a grant contribution to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund totalling EUR 7 million, aimed at purchasing equipment to restore the energy infrastructure affected by russian attacks. In particular, the partner country will contribute EUR 4 million in the near future. Another EUR 3 million will be provided later.

    In his speech, Johan Forssell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Sweden, stressed that Ukraine was now fighting not only for its freedom and independence, but for the entire civilised world. He noted that Swedish-Ukrainian cooperation in the energy sector had a long history, and that it had only intensified after the full-scale russian invasion, particularly in the nuclear industry.

    Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland, noted that the war in Ukraine had demonstrated the consequences of using energy as a weapon by certain countries. He stressed that Poland, along with other EU member states, was supporting Ukraine in its fight against the aggressor and stood ready to continue to help the Ukrainian energy sector, including with equipment. Polish companies are also interested in participating in projects to restore Ukraine's energy sector on the principles of a green transition.