Construction of Europe’s largest hydroelectric plant underway

By Mike Hayes25 August 2021

1,000 workers to build Ukraine’s Dniester PSPS facility, with a total capacity of 2268MW

Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal, right, during his visit to the Dniester DSPS hydroelectric plant site

A hydroelectric plant set to be the most powerful in Europe is now under construction in Ukraine.

The Dniester PSPS plant will consist of seven hydraulic units which together will give it a capacity of 2268MW, making it the sixth largest plant of its kind in the world.

While the total value of the project has not been made public, the government has revealed that construction of the number four hydraulic unit is set to cost around €223 million.

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, among the attending the project’s launch ceremony, spoke about its importance to industry in the country, with 80% of the equipment to be used coming from Ukrainian manufacturers.

He gave transformer equipment, metal structures and cable products as examples and highlighted the manufacturers Turboatom and Elektrovazhmash.

Mr Shmyhal added that some 1,000 construction workers would be employed on the project, in addition to well over 400 who would be employed at the plant when it is commissioned.

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