On June 25, a block power transformer T2, manufactured by the Azerbaijani company ATEF Group, was delivered to the Kiev pumped storage power plant. About this reported by the press service of Ukrhydroenergo.
The equipment was supplied as part of the project "Rehabilitation of Hydroelectric Power Plants" for loans from the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The weight of such a transformer without attachments is 116 tons, and its capacity is 150 MVA.
A new block transformer will be installed during the reconstruction of Unit 2 of the Kiev PSPP. The need to install a new block transformer is due to an increase in the capacity of units No. 6 and No. 4 after reconstruction, as well as the state of electrical equipment, has exhausted its operational resource.
We remind you that at the present time at the Kiev pumped storage power plant, work is underway to reconstruct hydraulic units. On October 1, 2019, after reconstruction, hydroelectric unit No. 2 was put into commercial operation. In October 2020, after reconstruction, hydroelectric unit No. 6 was put into commercial operation. Work on the reconstruction of hydroelectric unit No. 4 continues.
ATEF was founded in 1961 to manufacture distribution transformers under the name “Baku Transformer Company”. After privatization in 1997, the company was reformed and invested in the production of injection-molded and dry-type transformers.
At present, ATEF unites 5 large factories for the production of electrical equipment with a nomenclature of more than 3 thousand items, as well as wires of various configurations and building structures located in Azerbaijan.
The ATEF group of companies, in addition to 9 major transformer and cable plants, also includes a design bureau, construction, installation and transport department.
In 2019, ATEF Group supplied dry-type transformers for four power units of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.