In the deal Cargill, a major international iron ore trader, has agreed to take 4 million tons of iron ore from the Shymanivske mine, reports Black Iron Inc. “We are very pleased to help finance Black Iron’s Shymanivske Project,” Lee Kirk, managing director of Cargill Metals, said, noting environmental benefits. Black Iron’s CEO Matt Simpson released a statement saying: “Black Iron’s planned 68% iron content magnetite pellet feed is in the top 4% of global production by iron content and is anticipated to reduce emissions generated in the production of steel by an estimated 30%.”
Interfax-Ukraine reports, citing the Baltic Dry Freight Cost Index. In the last month, some rates have jumped by 50% percent. At Ukraine’s ports, bulk exports account for about 75% of cargo volumes.
, on the Dnister estuary in Odesa region. The 4MW GE turbines are the largest in operation in Ukraine today. Each of the 10 towers rises 131 meters high, about four stories short of Kyiv’s Parus Business Center. Elementum Energy and American developer Ukraine Power Resources are building a second, 60 MW phase of Dnistrovska, which is to be commissioned one year from now.
“Despite the ongoing challenges in the renewable energy industry in Ukraine, we believe that these growing pains will be successfully managed. Green energy is destined to play a growing role in the Ukrainian energy sector.”
“Ukraine has an extraordinary land resource which is compatible with large scale renewable energy. We look forward to building our next wind project.”
says Artem Semenyshyn chairman of the Solar Energy Association of Ukraine, reports reform.energy. The problem of ‘over production’ by solar plants is to sharpen in the summer, typically the peak solar power production season.
claiming €11.5 million in damages for last summer’s retroactive cutting of green tariffs. The company owns the Bolokhivsky solar parks in Zhytomyr.
. Scatec’in Ukrayna’da dört faal güneş enerjisi santrali ve 111,4 milyon dolarlık ödenmemiş kredisi var. Şirketin birinci çeyrek raporuna göre, Scatec’in Ukrayna’da sahip oldukları şöyle: 133 MW’lık bir güneş enerjisi santralinde yüzde 73 hissesi, yapım aşamasında olan 203 MW’lık bir santralin tam mülkiyeti ve “birikmiş işlerde” 65 MW’de yüzde 65 komisyon.
, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chairman of Ukrenergo, predicted at a recent press conference, reports ExPro Consulting. Solar and wind power plant have production peaks and lows, necessitating storage systems to ‘balance’ electricity flows. DTEK is preparing to commission Ukraine’s first industrial power storage system, a 1 MW unit next to the Zaporizhia thermal power plant. Built by Sungrid, a Canadian company, the unit uses a lithium-ion energy storage system supplied by Honeywell.
The state company says its core activity – power transmission — is profitable. But losses come from subsidizing electricity to low income households and from national rates that do not cover elevated ‘green tariffs’ due solar and wind producers.
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, a tender is underway for construction of what would be the second bridge on the 267 km Dniester River border between the two countries. Expected to cost $120 million, the bridge and seven kilometers of access roads are to be completed by the end of next year, according to the tender by the Vinnytsia highways department. The bridge, linking Yampil, Ukraine and Cosăuți, Moldova, will be midway on a 300 km north-south road that links Vinnytsia and Chisinau. Alexander Kubrakov, head of Ukravtodor, says the national highway agency is upgrading almost 40% of the 366 km road between Kyiv and Yampil.
the Cabinet of Minister has extended state guarantees to $360 million worth of hryvnia bonds for Ukravtodor. The Cabinet also approved a list of priority highway projects to be financed with the bonds. Placed this year, the bonds are to be as long as 15 years.
Ivan Yuryk, the state railroad’s acting CEO, says, according to UZ’s press office. Confirmed are Kyiv-Vienna trains and trains from Zakarpattia to Hungary, crossing at the Chop- Záhony bridge. UZ is in talks with Poland to restore Intercity service.
That could be the result of a recent decision to transfer 500 hectares from Uman’s military airfield to civilian use, Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko tells Interfax-Ukraine. Every September about 40,000 Hasidic Jews go to Uman for an annual pilgrimage. The Cherkasy city is a three hour drive from the nearest international airports, Odesa or Kyiv Boryspil.
Using hand held terminals, parking inspectors are able to quickly check for nonpayment for parking and issue tickets on the spots. “The ticket can be quickly printed and left on the offending vehicle,” a city administration official tells UNIAN. The terminals do not give inspectors access to drivers’ personal data.
under a formal proposal by the European Commission. Travelers will have to complete the vaccination sequence at least two weeks before travel, reports Avianews. Similarly, the EU is working on a system to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, recently told The New York Times.
, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said Friday night on Ukraine 24 TV. To cover Ukraine’s adult population, he said, delivery contracts need to be signed for 5 million more doses.
Editor’s Note: Greetings! I returned yesterday from a week in the US. A new feature of the American highway landscape are billboards beckoning people to get vaccinated against Covid. Shots are being administered at the rate of 2 million a day. The total so far is 260 million shots, or 46% of the population, according to Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker.
By contrast, 2% of Ukraine’s population has been given one dose. Catching up on email, I find one reader letter describing his day-long bureaucratic vaccine obstacle course that ended last week in failure. He writes: “Arrival at the agreed time and day (Thursday, May 6, 9:00 am) at the vaccination center Central Polyclinic of the Shevchenkovsiy district (St. Saksaganskogo, 100. 1 floor, 130 office), refusal of the doctor to give me the vaccine. I am missing an administrative registration document. Registration of a family doctor in a Ukrainian state clinic. I ask him to do the vaccine and we will do the document afterwards. No! impossible! Categorical refusal.”
Maybe medical personnel who block life-saving vaccinations should forfeit their new Covid pay bonuses. With Best Regards, Jim Brooke
(NBU). In April 2021, the index again moved below its equilibrium level of 50 points, to 46.9, down from 51.4 in March.