REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF
XV INTERNATIONAL FORUM FUEL AND ENERGY COMPLEX OF UKRAINE:
THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
International Exhibition Centre,
15 Brovarsky Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine
International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: the Present and the Future" began its history during the Executive Assembly of the World Energy Council in Kyiv in 2003. The event is held annually according to the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
International Exhibition Center
Today the Forum is the most authoritative and large‑scale event in Ukraine that is able to show comprehensively the current state and development vector of the fuel and energy complex, to present the powerful potential of effective technical solutions for interrelated industries building, to ensure the open dialogue between government and business, cooperation between producers and consumers.
This year XV International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: the Present and the Future" was held on November 7 - 9 in the International Exhibition Centre in the format of the following events:
- Sectoral exposition of Ukrainian fuel and energy complex enterprises
- XV International Trade Fair "Power Engineering for Industry '2017"
- ІІ International Trade Fair "OILGASEXPO '2017"
- ІІ International Trade Fair for Mining Industry "MINING INDUSTRY EXPO '2017"
- Business program
The unique combination of above‑mentioned events gathered the participants of power, mining, oil and gas, machine‑building markets and related industries under the one roof. The powerful demonstration platform with the area of about 7500 sq.m represented the wide range of products for all sections of the infrastructure chain: extraction, generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of energy resources. Over 229 enterprises, including 29 foreign companies, from 11 countries (Austria, Belarus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine) presented their technologies, equipment and devices.
On November 7 in the opening ceremony of the XV International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: the Present and the Future" and the International trade fairs "Power Engineering for Industry '2017", "OILGASEXPO '2017" and "MINING INDUSTRY EXPO '2017" the following guests took part:
- First Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Galyna Carp;
- First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety Oleksandr Dombrovski;
- Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine on European Integration Natalia Boyko;
- Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, Hero of Ukraine Semen Potashnik;
- Director of the USAID Mission in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Ms. Susan Fritc;
- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ukraine Mr. Mohammad Beheshti Monfared;
- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Ukraine Mr. Radek Matula;
- President of СIGRE-Ukraine Association Oleksandr Svetelik;
- CEO of IEC Anatoliy Tkachenko;
- other honorary guests.
Galina Karp noted the importance of the Forum for demonstrating the achievements of domestic power engineering and discussing plans for further development. Also she mentioned that this year the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine has got a lot of developments, in particular, the normative legal base for formation of gas and electricity markets was worked out. "The Forum is the opportunity to gather the best practices, discuss current issues of the fuel and energy sector, identify priority tasks and find effective ways to implement them", - the First Deputy Minister said and wished the participants fruitful work.
On behalf of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine profile committee the participants were congratulated by Oleksandr Dombrovsky. He emphasised that the world had been changing fast and the key message that it had changed was the innovative model of any country. "Therefore innovations, clean energy, modern technologies are the things that Ukraine needs today and these are here today", - O. Dombrovski noted.
The Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Semen Potashnik mentioned that year's trade fairs demonstrated the high potential of the Ukrainian power sector.
The regional director of the US Agency for International Development in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Susan Fritz said about the intention to develop mutually beneficial cooperation.
The sectoral exposition "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine" was represented by the energy companies operating in the segments of energy extraction, generation, distribution and sale, namely Ukrenergo NEC SE, Ukrhydroenergo PJSC, Donbasenergo PC, Energoatom NNEGC SE with its separate units: Zaporizhzhya, Rivne, South Ukrainian and Khmelnitsky NPP, Emergency and Technical Centre, Atomremontservice, Atomenergomash, Eastern Mining and Processing Plant SE, Nuclear Fuel State Concern, Coal Industry.
The trade fair "Power Engineering for Industry '2017" demonstrated innovative developments, energy‑saving technologies, latest examples of power, electrical, lighting equipment and devices, cable and wire products, automated energy management systems for power industry and other industrial sectors of the national economy.
Among the participants are companies that represent world brands:
- Harbin Electric International Co., Ltd. (China), Sergi Transformer Protector (France), the subsidiary of EATON International Group (Germany), Lapp Group (Germany), Siemens AG Berlin und München (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), Chint Electric Group (China), Kanex Krohne‑Anlagen‑Export GmbH (Germany); MGC Moser Glaser AG (Switzerland), PFIFFNER Messwandler AG (Switzerland), AEG Industrial Engineering GmbH (Germany) were presented by the company Ukrenergy Holding;
leading domestic companies:
- ALIT, DKC of Ukraine, Elektrosystems Ukraine, Plant of Large Electrical Machines, Zaporizhtransformator, Zorya‑Mashproekt GTRDC, Kotloturboprom, Nasosenergomash Sumy JSC, Odeskabel, Yuzhcable Works, RADIY SPE, TMM‑Energobud‑Management Ltd, Sumy NPO, Ukrelectroaparat, SCaT ТМ.
The trade fair "OILGASEXPO '2017" demonstrated equipment for exploration, drilling, oil and gas well operation, valves and equipment for industrial pipelines, compressor stations, gas‑pumping and gas turbine units, unique types of chemical equipment, pump, pneumatic, heat‑exchange equipment, hydraulic tools and many other products. Among participants are ABO Valve s.r.o. (Czech Republic), Dynomax Drilling Tools Inc., Drill‑Tek Mwd Services Ltd, EPСO Solutions Inc., McCoy Global (Canada); Geopartner Sp. z o.o. (Poland), NOV‑FIDMASH (Belarus), Burova Technika, Ukrburservice DC, Ukrnaftagazservіs, Sumy NPO, SРСUЕ RPA, Konotop Valve Plant, BTF‑coiltubing, Kharkiv Transport Equipment Plant and others.
"MINING INDUSTRY EXPO '2017" exhibitors presented modern mining and mineral processing equipment, drilling tools, hydraulic equipment, conveyor systems, electrical, pump and compressor equipment, control & measurement devices, tools and systems for mines' automation and communication. The list of foreign exhibitors included: official participation of the Czech Republic with 9 Czech producers of mining equipment: ALTA a.s., DUVAS‑UNI s.r.o., ENELEX spol. s.r.o., HANSEN ELECTRIC spol. s.r.o., OSC, a.s., TDS ZAMPRA spol. s.r.o., TRANSROLL‑CZ a.s., ZAM‑SERVIS s.r.o., ŽDB DRÁTOVNA a.s., companies T Machinery a.s., FITE a.s., Polish manufacturers and suppliers of mining technologies: EHS Sp. z o.o., Sorbex PPHU Bogusław Soremski, TECH POL Sp. z o.o., Tranz‑Tel Sp. z o.o., WF PZL Zakład Doświadczalny Sp. z o.o., Turkish companies ENV‑EX, Kale Conveyor, Şen Plastik, and Teufelberger Seil Ges.m.b.H. (Austria), Shijiazhuang Viture Import & Export Trading Co., LTD (China), Xiangtan Huaxing Material Co., Ltd. (China), LMZ Universal, OJSC (Niva‑Holding) (Belarus).
The list of Ukrainian participants included well‑known manufacturers and suppliers of mining equipment: Valsa GTV, Weir Minerals Ukraine, Vistek, NPK Gravikon, Deyta Express, DAZ, Dniprofmash, Elmiz, Enersys, Impulse, Invent Group, Kovelsilmash, MHM Ukraine, Miner's Light, Tehpostavka, Zeppelin Ukraine and other companies.
On November 7 - 9 in the other pavilions of IEC there were the trade fairs devoted to the issues of alternative energy sources and fuels, energy saving technologies implementation in construction and housing and communal services, modernization of engineering grids, environmental measures in industry. Simultaneous holding of the complex of exhibition events of related industries substantially expanded the horizons of industrial survey of products and led to the significant increase in the number of visitors, there were more than 13000 professionals. Among them are mainly executives and highly skilled specialists of the enterprises, that aimed not only at getting acquainted with expositions, but also at finding specific technologies and equipment for their production, conducting preliminary negotiations for the purchase of products.
The business program of events with the participation of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and exhibitors covered the wide range of issues related to the strategic development and efficient functioning of the fuel and energy complex sectors:
- Seminar: "Transparency for Trust. How to Make Power Engineering Available"
The seminar was opened by Natalia Boyko, the Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine on European Integration. "The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine tends to be more open and transparent. These are the key priorities in our work. Therefore, our Department maximally contributes to the experts work and provides the necessary information. The very openness has made it possible to refute much unverified information that appeared in the information space".
Oleksandr Dombrovsky, Acting Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, emphasized that the issue of transparency is one of the key issues that exists in any economy, in particular, in Ukraine. "EITI Ukraine / the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Ukraine is the real thing for Ukrainian energy sector today".
"More transparency will help to develop new business relationships and engage strategic partners for important projects in the sector such as modernization of the gas transportation system of Ukraine and creation of Ukrainian gas pipeline. Besides transparency and openness in power engineering will help to deliver information that consumers will be able to believe", - said Susan Fritz, the Director of USAID Mission in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.
- Nuclear Power Day
Traditionally "Energoatom" held its event. Many interesting and ambitious topics and projects on development of Ukrainian nuclear power industry were discussed this year. In particular, participants talked about world trends and Ukrainian realities of nuclear generation development, life extension of domestic nuclear power plant units, construction of new power plant units in the world, benefits and challenges of SMR reactors introducing and many other topics.
Opening the event, the president of NNEGC "Energoatom" Yuri Nedashkovsky noted that recently approved Government Energy Strategy until 2035 "provides not only life extension of the operating nuclear power plant units, that is the key and important target for Energoatom, but also design and construction of new nuclear power plant units". From 2030 till 2040 period the extended lifetime of 12 power units will have been expired and they must be replaced by new ones that will be able to work in shunting mode. The company is already working in this direction and is studying the possibility of replacing operating nuclear power plant units of 440 or 1000 MW (after their decommissioning in the future) to modular low‑power reactors", - Yuri Nedashkovsky emphasized.
He also stressed that the Dignity Revolution gave the rise to significant changes in development of domestic nuclear power. In particular, in the issues of diversification of nuclear fuel supply, construction of the centralized storage of spent nuclear fuel, implementation of projects on unlocking of Ukrainian nuclear power plants loop flows.
Special attention was also paid at life extension Ukrainian NPPs and advantages and challenges for low power SMR reactors implementing to replace the production capacity in Ukraine.
- International Hydropower Engineers Conference
Semen Potashnik, the President of the Association "Ukrhydroenerho", the Hero of Ukraine, stressed that year the Association "Ukrhydroenerho" celebrated the 15th anniversary of founding and noted the importance of hydropower development, which provides power regulation in the power grid of Ukraine. For 15 years we have been engaging in development of hydropower of Ukraine. At the same time, we have not only been defending our professional view on development of the industry, but in practice we have been implementing our plans into life", - Semen Potashnik noted.
Ihor Sirota, the General Director of PJSC "Ukrhydroenerho", focused on issues related to the implementation of the Hydropower Development Program until 2026, in particular, development of small hydropower.
- Roundtable: "Smart Grid Concept and the Necessity of Introducing Smart Grid Elements - Technologies in Conditions of Reforming the Market of Electric Energy"
The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine currently supported by the World Bank implements the project on preparation of the Concept of integrated introduction of Smart Grids in Ukraine by 2035 and medium‑term Action Plan on their implementation. During the event the following issues were discussed: need to develop appropriate regulatory and technical support for the integration of distributed energy sources using energy storage devices, creation of the power management platform for integrated distributed energy sources based on the modern Smart Grid technologies, ensuring the implementation of the international standards of interoperability of Smart Grid equipment relevant regulations and specifications.
- Panel Discussion: "Integration of the UES of Ukraine into the ENTSO‑E: Key Challenges and Assignments"
Opening the meeting Vsevolod Kovalchuk, the head of Ukrenergo, focused his attention at the key opportunities, internal and external risks and positive consequences of the Ukrainian energy system integration into the ENTSO‑E.
Mykhaylo Bno-Ayriyan, the Director of Communications and International Cooperation of SE "Ukrenergo", told the participants about the main aspects of cooperation with ENTSO‑E, as well as about 3 main conditions for getting status of the ENTSO‑E observer by Ukrenergo.
The basic requirements for additional research on static and dynamic stability of the energy system, the issues on development of power infrastructure in the context of future European integration were discussed.
- IV All‑Ukrainian Power Engineers Workshop
Sections were devoted to the most urgent issues of electric power infrastructure functioning, discussion of the processes of new electricity market introduction, algorithms for the gradual transformation and adaptation of power facilities in transition period, strategies of price regulation and tariff setting. The most urgent issues concerning ensuring reliable and efficient production and transportation of electricity, prospects for development of power generating sources and electric grids on the basis of the latest developments and modern equipment were considered.
Moderators: Oleksandr Svetelik, the President of SIGRE-Ukraine Association; Serhiy Yermilov, the Director of the Institute of Ecology and Energy Saving; Serhiy Chekh, the Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine.
Speakers: the representatives of SE "Energorynok", National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities of Ukraine, energy companies; experts, analysts, scientists, manufacturers of electrical and power engineering production.
During the panel discussions, issues of energy infrastructure cyber security were considered with the participation of the leading IT companies: the representative Cisco in Ukraine, System Integration Center, De Novo, Unicorn Systems UA.
OIL AND GAS COMPLEX
- Roundtable: "Development and Implementation of Legislative and Regulatory Acts on Natural Gas Accounting and Metrology in Execution of the Law "On Ratification of the Protocol on the Accession of Ukraine to the Agreement of Energy Community Establishment"
During the event the participants discussed the following topics:
- the state of implementation of EU regulations on natural gas metering and metrology;
- new and existing regulations on the quality of natural gas;
- requirements for electronic measuring devices;
- metrological support of measuring means of natural gas volume;
- the state of standards harmonization in the sector of natural gas volumes and physical‑and‑chemical indicators measurement, etc.
- II Kyiv Conference on Modern Methods of Drilling and Increase of Oil and Gas Production "Drilling. Well Stimulation. Ecology and Occupational Safety"
The event was held in the format of three sections:
- Strategy of the Ukrainian oil service market development;
- Tactics of the Ukrainian oil service market development;
- Fastening and completion of wells.
The special guest of the event Oleg Prokhorenko, the Head of Ukrgazvydobuvannya, opening the conference, noted that "Ukraine exceeds the volumes and rates of extraction development of Germany, Poland and Romania. Thanks to Ukrgazvydobuvannya, Ukraine is now the most dynamic market in Europe. We can do more and better than any other country in the Eastern. We all have to be proud of this". He also informed the representatives of the service market about the possibilities of cooperation with the company, about current and future tenders.
In addition, among the main speakers of the event there were the first persons of Naftogaz of Ukraine, DC UKRBUSSERVIS, Tacrom Services, Burova Technika, Schlumberger Services Ukraine, NOV-Fidmash, MMS Holding Groups LLC and others.
- Seminar‑presentation: "Multichannel Gas Signaling Device "VARTA Dispatcher". New Features and Applications
At the seminar the company introduced the gas indicator "VARTA Dispatcher" that has expanded functionality in comparison with analogues, has expanded functionality compared with analogues. The software was developed to operate and control the gas indicator. It allows to connect to the control unit up to 216 gas and temperature sensors of gas and temperature that significantly increases the control area of the concentration of explosive and toxic gases in the airspace.
- Scientific Conference: "Main Directions of Ukrainian Coal Industry Reforming"
The conference considered a number of urgent issues vital for the Ukrainian coal mining, namely: the main provisions of the state Concept for the reformation and development of the coal industry of Ukraine, the strategy of development of DTEK Energo mines, improvement of the anchorage technology used in coal mines, the prospects for the introduction of energy saving heat pump technology at the Ukrainian coal mines, management of the lignite industry state property, modern ecologically clean coal energy technologies.
- Workshop: "The user experience of Caterpillar Plow System in the Western Donbass Conditions on the Example of Stepova Mine, DTEK Pershotravenske Mine Group"
During the seminar the participants learned how exactly the program of introduction of new modern technologies in the production processes of mine, which was put into operation in 1965, is implemented. The only Cat® plow set in Ukraine was made in Germany specially for the Stepova mine. After the commissioning in 2009 and till now the plow has been setting new records in longwall mining of low coal seams.
SAFETY OF FEC
- Workshop: "Status and Prospects of Occupational and Industrial Safety Development";
- Three sections by the sector directions: power engineering, oil and gas, coal complexes.