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October 26, 2022, 13:46

Ukraine Is Looking for Equipment from the EU to Repair Damaged Energy Facilities; Production of Some Transformers May Take a Year and a Half — Director at the Energy Industry Research Center

Ukraine is looking in Europe for equipment required to restore operation of energy infrastructure facilities that were destroyed or damaged by russians. Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center, made this statement during the briefing in Media Center Ukraine.

“We are engaged in an active dialogue with European power engineers in all areas: both with manufacturers of relevant equipment, and with operator companies that may have certain provisions at times. Not all equipment has reserves, and many items are custom-built. This is a long process: it takes from six months to a year and a half to produce certain cutting-edge transformers,” Oleksandr Kharchenko said.

According to him, despite all complexities, recovery continues. Moreover, the Ukrainian power system becomes more resistant to attacks.

“The defense improves; we are getting stronger every day. A lot of different measures and steps that mitigate the attack’s outcomes are involved. Repairs are underway. Yesterday I visited the facility, which was completely destroyed on October 11, and the day after tomorrow it will be brought back into a full-fledged operation,” Director at the Energy Industry Research Center said.

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