U.S. GESS interested in Kherson CHPP
Representatives of GESS Ukraine, the Ukrainian division of U.S. Green Energy Sustainable Solution - GESS International – have shown their interest in Kherson combined heat and power plant (CHPP), Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) Yuriy Nikitin has said after a meeting with them.
The parties discussed the conditions of the sale, the prices and possibility of restructuring debts of the plant. The plant's debt has reached almost $4 million.
"After three failures [to sell the plant] in the previous years we want to put the CHPP up to sale… The announcement of the tender is preliminarily scheduled for October 2017," Nikitin said.
He said that the fund has drawn up the conditions of the sale. A government working group is to discuss them and then the Cabinet of Ministers is to approve them.
He said that the fund would do its best to conduct transparent privatization of the plant and the fund is ready to consider any acceptable offers, in particular, the involvement of Kherson CHPP in a project to develop alternative energy.
"The company wants to make a privatization project. No project participant, including the CHPP and consumers, should lose, on the contrary, they should earn," the SPF said, citing a representative of GESS Ukraine Shaun Edward Lee.
He said that the company has three business projects in Kherson region.
Nikitin also told Interfax-Ukraine that there is an interest to Mykolaiv CHPP. The auction to sell the plant was failure this week, but there were two preliminary bids. However, the deposit guarantee was not confirmed.
He said that Kryvy Rih and Severodonetsk CHPPs are being prepared for sale.
"There is Odesa CHPP, but we have bankruptcy there," Nikitin said.