Şevki Acuner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state energy transmission company, stated that Turkish companies would be successful if they enter the energy market in Ukraine, and said ” Turkish companies can take a huge share from the tenders to be made by Ukrenergo, which will realize $ 3 billion infrastructure projects in the next decade.”
Responding to questions of AA correspondent for the energy sector of Ukraine Acuner said, Turkey can capture the renewable energy field, especially in the energy sector continued period advantageous prices in Ukraine.
Acuner stated that only a few companies in Ukraine can make such investments, ” Therefore, Turkish companies will be successful if they enter the Ukrainian energy market. Turkish companies can take a huge share from the tenders to be made by Ukrenergo, which will realize $ 3 billion infrastructure projects in the next decade.”
Acuner said that these tenders would be an opening not only for the energy sector but also for other sectors. He is defining that Turkish and Ukrainian business people and companies can make quick decisions and have entrepreneurial spirit and both countries have a dynamic economic structure.
Acuner stressed that the energy sector in Ukraine is undergoing a transformation.” In the new market, as of July 1, the system, where payment is made at a fixed price, is being demolished and there is a transformation to fully liberalize the relationship between the buyer and the seller, such as bilateral contracts. Not only in the production part, but also in terms of energy savings are very large distances. Turkish companies can also play an important role as suppliers here. ”
Acuner, underlining that the Ukraine was very successful in the information technology industry, also said it was possible the mobilization capability in Turkey with investments that can be made to Turkey in this area. Acuner said that as a Turk, he is proud to serve on the board of two of Ukraine’s most important companies, the Ukrainian State Railways (Ukrzaliznitsa) and Ukrenergo.
Turkish-Ukrainian Businessmen Association (TUID) the organizer, held in Ankara Sheraton Hotel “in roadshows TUID Ukrenergo” event, Turkey and met leading figures of the Ukrainian energy sector.
The two countries are working especially in energy sector in a very good collaborative atmosphere. And these investments will be growing in the future.