January 28, 2021, Kyiv – The Gas TSO of Ukraine has technically re-equipped the 35/10 kV substation of the Khust compressor station in the Zakarpattia region within the Ten-Year GTS Development Plan. The substation provides power to all technological systems of the compressor station for gas transportation through the main gas pipelines.
As part of the modernization, the engineers replaced the oil circuit breakers with modern vacuum, power transformers replaced with more efficient ones with reduced technological losses, and installed protection systems based on microprocessor protection devices for electrical equipment manufactured by ABB Company. The updated equipment is reliable, highly efficient, with minimal maintenance costs, and provides complete dispatching of the power supply of the Khust compressor station.
“The Khust compressor station is a strategically important GTS facility. It is located in the border zone with Hungary and Slovakia, and in case of planned shutdowns of neighboring compressor stations, Khust will allow gas transit to the EU countries. Furthermore, if necessary, to carry out reverse transportation of gas to Ukraine. The works carried out at the station will increase the reliability of the node in this region, – commented Yurii Ziabchenko, the Chief Engineer of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine. – The re-equipment of the Khust compressor station is part of the modernization and development program for the GTS. The Company will continue to update its infrastructure in accordance with the GTS Development Plan and ensure the reliability of gas transportation to both Ukrainian and foreign Network Users.”
The Ukrainian gas transportation system is unique in Europe. Due to its capacity and ramified infrastructure, it has high maneuverability and flexibility, ensures reliable gas transportation both within the state and to neighboring countries. The Ukrainian GTS Development Plan provides for more than EUR 1.5 billion of investments over the next 10 years.