Ukrzaliznytsia: 105 generators to keep people and goods moving

Ukrzaliznytsia: 105 generators to keep people and goods moving
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105 diesel generators worth $2.7 million have been delivered to Ukrzaliznytsia by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The generators will facilitate the uninterrupted movement of people and goods within Ukraine by providing backup power for more than 100,000 consumers.

"Ukraine's rail network is one of the most extensive in Europe, with more than 20,000 kilometres of track, 45% of which is electrified. The generators provided by USAID through the Energy Security Project will be installed at key stations along the main passenger and freight routes. They will help Ukrzaliznytsia prepare for winter, provide backup power for traction substations, railway automation and telecommunications equipment, and maintain uninterrupted operational and technological communication with neighbouring distribution system operators," said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for the Reconstruction of Ukraine.

USAID's generators for Ukrzaliznytsia will enable uninterrupted passenger and cargo movement to and from Ukraine, critical to strengthening the country's economy.

"This winter has shown that we need to be ready for any challenge. Not only to ensure the smooth operation of Ukrzaliznytsia, but also to fulfil a social function for our people. Despite the constant shelling, not a single train was cancelled and our stations became real 'fortresses of invincibility' where there was always light and warmth," said Yevhen Liashchenko, Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia.

The next batch of industrial generators will be used in such facilities in the Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Kiyv and Lviv regions.

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