The head of the company LLC "Operator GTS of Ukraine" Sergei Makogon said that during the reconstruction of the gas transmission system, planned for the next 5 years, Russian components and equipment will not be used.
“Unfortunately, a significant number of gas-pumping units at GTS facilities were produced in the Russian Federation in the 70-80s, but as part of a large-scale reconstruction of the GTS in the next five years, we plan to completely abandon products from Russia. Our GTS should not depend on equipment from the Russian Federation, "he wrote on his page on Facebook, commenting on the new contract with the state-owned enterprise Zorya-Mashproekt.
According to the Zorya-Mashproekt press release, the agreement concluded on December 29 with the Ukrainian GTS Operator LLC provides for overhaul and maintenance of gas turbine engines at compressor stations Stavischenskaya, Grebenkovskaya, Romnenskaya, Zinkov, Reshetilovskaya, Gusyatin, Sofievskaya and Bar.
Following the repair of nine engines, their service life will be extended by 20 thousand hours. Three of them are planned to be accepted for renovation in January 2021. The total amount of the contract is about UAH 370 million.
State Enterprise "Scientific and Production Complex of Gas Turbine Construction" Zorya - Mashproekt "is a Ukrainian developer and manufacturer of gas turbines for marine and general industrial applications. The complex includes the Research and Development Center and serial production. The company is a monopoly on the CIS market in the field of development and production of gas turbines for ships of the navy. Almost all of the company's products were exported.