Major Solar Plant Opens in Ukraine

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Added On April 22, 2019

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China Machinery Engineering Corporation and Ukraine's largest private energy holding have inaugurated a major solar power plant in Ukraine.
It is the largest solar station in the country.
 
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The solar plant was jointly built by China Machinery Engineering Corporation(CMEC) and Donbas Fuel and Energy Company (DTEK).
It is located near the Ukrainian town of Nikopol in the center of the country.
 
During the inauguration ceremony,  DTEK chairman, Maksym Timchenko, said the project will push forward cooperation between China and Ukraine.
 
SOUNDBITE (Russian): MAKSYM TIMCHENKO, Chairman of DTEK
"I believe that this opens a new chapter for Ukrainian-Chinese relations. I believe that only with such projects, with real deeds, can we talk about real cooperation and a real partnership," 
 
CMEC President, Han Xiaojun, said the project is an example of win-win cooperation between companies from China and Ukraine.
 
SOUNDBITE (Chinese): HAN XIAOJUN, CMEC President
"It is the largest solar power plant in Ukraine, as well as the largest foreign solar power plant, in which CMEC has invested funds. It is based on advanced solar modules and inverters made in China, as well as on advanced control systems."
 
Construction on the plant started in 2018. More than 1,500 experts from China and Ukraine participated in building the plant.
The 400-hectare plant has a total capacity of 200 megawatts of power and is capable of providing electricity to 140,000 households.