Gas TSO of Ukraine received protective equipment from USAID

The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) handed over 42 sets of protective armor for GTSOU employees to safely perform repair and other works, including in the de-occupied territory of Ukraine. Each set of personal protection consists of a protective helmet, an armor plate, and a discharge vest.

GTSOU facilities throughout the country are essential to Ukraine’s energy security. UA TSO employees are among the first to reach the liberated territories to restore the gas supply. But, even after de-occupation, significant areas remain unsafe for work due to the risk of mines.
In addition, due to enemy missile attacks, the risks of damage to the employees are increasing even in regions with no active hostilities.

USAID ESP has been cooperating with GTSOU since 2019. Continuing to provide technical assistance to critical enterprises in the energy industry during russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine, ESP supplied personal protective equipment to the employees of GTSOU to ensure the GTS’s uninterrupted operation and strengthen Ukraine’s energy security.

Cooperation with USAID aims to achieve the two most important goals – ensuring continuous gas transportation and promoting the sustainable development of the Ukrainian GTS. Considering the set goals, the parties are also working on procuring equipment critically necessary for GTSOU in wartime conditions, particularly a mobile data center, server equipment, generators, and other equipment.