Who is "Ukrenergo" employer - Ukraine, or ...?
In July of this year SE NEC "Ukrenergo" announced, and plans to annonce in the nearest future two tenders for purchase of 25 units of power equipment. “Zaporozhtransformator” PJSC (ZTR) team is surprised by discriminatory conditions as to tendering for Ukrainian manufacturers.
So, one of the conditions of these tenders is the opening of bank guarantees to the amount, which is now impossible in any of Ukrainian banks. In addition, for domestic manufacturers the threshold is now set as to foreign currency component in the total cost of production in amount 50%, which, in the event of national currency fall at the time of payment for equipment, may result in reduction of circulating assets due to the fact that a significant proportion of the materials and the components are imported. Moreover, the majority of Ukrainian manufacturers at the moment have a loss in the financial statements due to the crisis in the country, including devaluation of national currency. "Ukrenergo" withholds the right for such Companies to participate in the tender.
The only enterprise in Ukraine that can produce the reactors and the transformers rated for high power is “Zaporozhtransformator” PJSC. ZTR team does not understand why every effort is made to prevent the Company participation in the tenders. Previously, the Company was charges with high price for the products, but at previous tender for "Ukrenergo" ZTR transformers were 40% cheaper if compared with the transformers of foreign suppliers. At the moment everything has been done to ensure participation in the tender for foreign manufacturers ONLY.
Despite the fact that based on instructions of Vladimir Groisman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, on July 20, 2016, S.I. Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, held the meeting, at which the need to support domestic manufacturers were discussed, the announced tender has discriminatory nature for Ukrainian Company. Therefore, "Zaporozhtransformator" addressed again Vladimir Groisman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, S.I. Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, I.S. Nasalik, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, with request to intervene in such shameful discrimination against domestic manufacturer which represents the pride of the country in the world market, provides the working places and the taxes to the state.
On ZTR we hope for a fair solution to the problem, and that Ukrainian government will not allow to exclude from participation in "Ukrenergo" tender the Ukrainian supplier, since it could lead to loss of the single manufacturer, which ensured 100%, and is providing the needs of Ukrainian power engineering as referred to transformers and reactors.01.08.2016