Japan to help Ukraine modernise gas compressor stations and introduce mobile turbines

Under the coordination of the Ministry of Energy, the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) signed Memoranda of Understanding with Japanese power equipment manufacturers Sumitomo Corporation and Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

The first document, a trilateral Memorandum between GTSOU, Sumitomo Corporation and Kawasaki Heavy Industries provides for the modernisation of gas compressor stations.

The second, a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding with Sumitomo Corporation, provides for cooperation in the introduction of mobile gas turbines using the most advanced technologies to enhance the resilience and flexibility of Ukraine’s power system.

This year, the companies will start the necessary research and feasibility studies to implement the projects as soon as possible.

Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko thanked Japan for its systematic support in the restoration of Ukraine’s energy sector.

“Autotransformers, gas turbines, protective structures – all this we receive thanks to Japan’s unwavering position in its desire to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Japan is also our partner in the implementation of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula, which includes important components of energy security, as well as radiation and nuclear safety. We are sincerely grateful for their steadfast position and support,” the Minister stressed.

Dmytro Lyppa, GTSOU’s General Director, thanked the Japanese partners for their active cooperation in a difficult time for the country.

“We are confident that the expertise and technologies of world-renowned manufacturers will help both our company and the entire gas industry to be more resilient to the challenges that Ukraine faces every day in the context of war,” the head of the Operator stressed.