ACCIONA and UDP Renewables launch new solar power plant in Odessa region
Kyiv, November 5, 2020. — UDP Renewables, whose strategic investor is the holding company UFuture, pursues its partnership with the world-leading company in renewables — ACCIONA. As part of the cooperation, two stages of new solar plant “Gudzovka-Solar” are commissioned in the city of Izmail, Odessa region. Investments in the project amounted to about €21 mln.
“I am proud that we have the opportunity to implement joint projects together with ACCIONA. Our partner is reliable, efficient and has high standards of work. We are glad that we were able to reveal Ukraine's investment attractiveness for an international strategist, as our cooperation is an inspiring example of system-building cooperation,” said Sergiy Yevtushenko, managing Partner of UDP Renewables.
Gudzovka-Solar-1 PV PP and Gudzovka-Solar-2 PV PP have a peak capacity of 24.4 MW totaled up and are equipped with more than 72,000 solar panels manufactured by JASolar. This amount of innovative equipment generates about 33,600 MWh of electricity per year and can meet the needs of 13,000 households.
“Despite the turbulent period in the industry and in the world as a whole, UFuture systematically implements its strategic plans and invests in Ukraine's renewable energy. We faithfully fulfil all our obligations to the state and our partners. Today, the company is considering various scenarios for further development in this area. Successful cooperation with the world's leading market players formulates the necessary expertise and reputation base to expand our activities, both in Ukraine and, possibly, in foreign markets," said Nicholas Tymoshchuk, CEO of UFuture.
The EPC contractor of the project was a group of companies KNESS, the financial partner was Credit Agricole Bank.
UDP Renewables is an investment and development company in the Ukrainian renewable energy sector. With diversification in the type of renewable power generation and geography, by 2022 UDP Renewables strives to become one of the largest producers of clean energy in Ukraine, with a total capacity of more than 300 MW.
UFuture is a holding company of Ukrainian entrepreneur Vasyl Khmelnytsky, which has a diversified portfolio of assets in the fields of real estate, infrastructure, industry, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and IT. In particular, UFuture is a strategic investor in UDP Renewables. UFuture’s assets are valued at $500 million, and the total capitalization of the businesses in which it has invested is up to $1 billion.