Development plan 2030.
The national Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres of power and utilities, approved a plan of infrastructure development of the Ukrainian gas transport system until 2030, according to which “the Operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine” (OHTSU) will be spent on large-scale reconstruction and modernization of its facilities 38,718 billion UAH without VAT. About it reports a press-service of the company.
The funds will be allocated in 2021 or 2022 – 19,699 billion UAH, while from 2023 to 2029 years OHTSU invests 17,526 billion. In 2020, the amount of investments will amount to UAH 1,493 billion. The largest expenses this year are investments in compressor stations 690 million UAH.
Development plan under which funds will be allocated, based on the forecast of consumption and production of gas in Ukraine, and based on the volume of transit of energy resources under contract with “Gazprom”. Capital investments will invest only in those features of the GTS that will be used in the absence of transit. The main event will be directed to the optimization of the GTS in accordance with the existing and projected transportation volumes.
Most projects will be large-scale reconstruction of 10 compressor stations, of which only the station “Bar” reconstruction plan to begin in 2020. Also as part of the plan to 2030 will be thorough modernization of about 100 gas distribution stations in all regions of Ukraine. This year the key investment objects, in addition to the COP “Bar”, will be the upgrading of substations at 5 compressor stations, and major repairs at 5 stations of main gas pipelines.
“The GTS system operator takes measures to maintain appropriate technical condition of GTS facilities and allocates significant investment for the ongoing modernization of the gas transport infrastructure. Because it ensures reliability and the uninterrupted transportation of gas to Ukrainian and European consumers”, – stated in the message.
Earlier in OHTSU said that the operator has transported the first gas volumes between the two countries of the European Union, from Hungary to Slovakia.