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Ukraine Energy Support Fund verifies equipment delivery as Sweden provides new grant

The Energy Community Secretariat has conducted a visit to Ukrainian gas company Umangaz as part of the verification process for equipment procured through the Ukraine Energy Support Fund (7 August).

During the visit, the Secretariat representative assessed the technical characteristics of the equipment and ensured that all necessary documents were issued by the company.

The verified equipment will enable Umangaz to perform depressurisation and bridging of gas, ensuring a shutdown of pipelines in specific parts of the network without interrupting supply. This will allow consumers to continue receiving gas during planned or unplanned network repairs. 

Umangaz is present in central Cherkasy city and the region, serving 22 villages of the Uman district, 26 villages of the Khristyniv district and 18 villages of the Mankiv district. In 2020, the company distributed 64.7 million cubic metres (m3) of natural gas, supplying over 60,000 household subscribers and 117 non-household consumers.

Separately, in late July, the Secretariat announced a “substantial grant” of 27 million euros from Sweden via the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

The funds will be directed towards initiatives that prioritise electricity grid restoration and renewable energy solutions, the Secretariat said.

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund, established to provide financial support for repairing Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure, is managed by the Secretariat with significant contributions from governments, international organisations and corporate donors.

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