AFRY hosted a delegation from the Ukrainian state energy agency in Finland
Ukrainian governmental organisation, the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE)
AFRY had the honour to host the visit of a Ukrainian governmental organisation, the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE), to Finland at the end of June. The aim of the visit was to foster collaboration and share experiences from previous projects that AFRY carried out for the Finland-Ukraine Trust Fund in Ukraine.
SAEE is the central executive body whose activities are directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine through the Minister of Energy. Its role is to implement state policy in the field of efficient use of fuel and energy resources, energy saving, renewable energy sources and alternative fuels. The SAEE delegation consisted of Hanna Zamazieieva, Head of SAEE, and Nataliya Sybiga and Serhyi Porovskiy, Advisors to the Head of SAEE. The delegation was also accompanied by representatives of the Finland-Ukraine Trust Fund's management and coordination, Natalia Potomkina, Local Team leader, and Jarkko Olkinuora, International Team Leader.
Ukraine is planning to launch a new decarbonisation platform to finance projects related to the reconstruction of Ukraine's critical infrastructure. During the visit, AFRY and SAEE’s representatives discussed the opportunity to foster collaboration and strengthen the partnership between Ukraine and Finland in decarbonising the Ukrainian energy sector.
AFRY presented four successfully implemented projects in Ukraine from 2018 to 2022 for the Finland-Ukraine Trust Fund managed by Nefco. Experiences and lessons learned from the projects as well as opportunities for future implementation of energy infrastructure projects were examined during the roundtable discussion.
In addition, AFRY, together with Vantaan Energia, one of Finland’s largest city energy companies, organised a site visit to the Martinlaakso Power plant to share experiences of the operations of the Finnish state-of-the-art Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants. According to SAEE’s delegates, CHP plant technology will play a crucial role in the recovery of the Ukrainian energy infrastructure. Ukraine aims to utilize advanced technology and sustainable practices to generate electricity and heat efficiently in the future while minimising environmental impact.
AFRY will support Ukraine’s strategy to ensure a successful implementation.
We are honoured to host this working meeting with the distinguished Ukrainian delegation," said Ilkka Heikkilä, Regional Director, Thermal Energy, AFRY. "We believe that this gathering will pave the way for fruitful collaborations, enabling us to collectively address critical infrastructure recovery opportunities, and forge strong partnerships.
Projects that AFRY have developed in Ukraine for the Finland-Ukraine Trust Fund include:
Feasibility study for Lviv Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant sludge utilization and regional farms’ biogas production potential prepared for Lviv Regional administration
The aim and purpose of the project was to gather information on the current status and capacity of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in the Lviv region and to identify the potential of using sludge from the wastewater treatment plants for energy generation with biogas technology.
Pre-feasibility study of an alternative heat supply for Ukrainka city council
The objective of the project was to conduct a pre-feasibility study on different options for alternative heat supply sources for the city of Ukrainka.
Pre-feasibility study for Waste to Energy plant in Poltava city for Poltava Oblast council ‘Poltavateploenergo’
The project aimed to assess the technical and economic feasibility of the development of a Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plant in the City of Poltava. The main objective of this study was to carry out financial and energy calculations based on the latest CAPEX (capital expenditures) and OPEX (operational expenditures) information and prepare a preliminary layout for the new plant. The study covered profitability analysis and conceptual technology selection.
The scope for this pre-feasibility study included: a baseline study, technology review and description, selection of conceptual solution and estimation of plant performance, investment components and their operation and maintenance costs, financial analysis and project implementation plan.
Feasibility study for the construction of a new grid-balancing power plant in Pervomaisk, Kharkiv region for LLC Research and Production Association ‘Thermosystems’
The aim of the project was to prepare a bankable Feasibility Study (FS) for the private company Thermosystems for the construction of a new 100 MW grid-balancing power plant in Pervomaisk, Kharkiv region. There is a need for new flexible balancing capacity in Ukraine: the Ukrainian energy grid does not currently comply with the requirements for adequacy of generation capacities. Ukrenergo has also confirmed an additional need for 2 GW of flexible generating capacities across Ukraine.