OREANDA-NEWS. DTEK Krymenergo is retrofitting Zhavoronok substation that supplies electricity to Mezhgorny waterworks facilities. The Company will invest 17 million hryvnias in the substation upgrading and improving the power supply to water bodies of the Crimea.

 DTEK Krymenergo’s specialists work at one of the key units of the autonomous republic’s energy system: Zhavoronok 110/35/10 substation. The substation supplies electricity to the pumping plant of Mezhgorny waterworks facility and two pumping stations of Saki Irrigations Department that supply water to residents of Simferopol, some districts in Sevastopil, Yevpatoria and Saki.

 The retrofit of Zhavoronok substation follows a specially designed repairs scheme, which ensures an uninterrupted water supply to consumers. The substation retrofit will be completed in 2 months. The retrofit of Zhavoronok substation presupposes installation of three SF 6 circuit-breakers of 110 kV, 10 cut-out switchers, 4 sets of current transformers, 2 sets of potential transformers, 4 sets of 110 surge suppressors, and new micro-processing shutdown devices. The total investment in the retrofit of Zhavoronok substation amounts to 17 million hryvnias.

 ‘We plan to complete the upgrading of this strategically important facility by May 2013,’ said Eduard Sokolovskyy, the General Director of Krymenergo. ‘The new state-of-the-art substation of DTEK Krymenergo will become the standby centre of water supply to the population of Crimean towns.’