Lviv Polytechnic National University received from the AGH University of Science and Technology and three Polish private companies a batch of generators to ensure uninterrupted power supply of the university’s critical infrastructure.
According to Mykhailo Lobur, Head of the Department of Computer-Aided Design, the Institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technologies, Lviv Polytechnic, Rector Yurii Bobalo set him the task of agreeing with his Polish colleagues on a certain number of generators for Polytechnic:
– In ten days, I visited seven mayors of Polish cities, with whom I discussed the issue of generators for our University. A significant contribution was made by the mayor of Wrocław, Jacek Sutryk, who immediately responded and contributed to the transfer to Lviv Polytechnic of a large three-ton diesel generator of 132 kW (worth UAH 1.5 million), which will help in the case of a blackout to maintain the operation of our central boiler house, which provides heat for 16 buildings of the University.
Also, due to the efforts of Professor Mykhailo Lobur, with the assistance of the Association of Polish Electrical Engineers, relations were established with three private Polish companies, which also provided generators:
- Kirchhoff Automotive – Honda ABGT 7700 R generator;
- PZL MIELEC a Lockheed Martin company –Pramac MES 5000 generator;
- Elektromontaż Rzeszów SA PZL –KraftTWele KW6500, Scheppach SG 3200 and KS 4000IEG S generators.
Significant help, namely 13 Hyundai HG 2201 and Fogo FH 3001 generators, was also provided by the AGH University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica), which is a long-standing strategic partner of Lviv Polytechnic.
The generators from the Republic of Poland were delivered to Lviv thanks to the efforts of the heads of the Center for the Collection of Humanitarian Aid, Volodymyr Shepitchak and Yurii Malynovskyi.
– Our Polish friends cannot stand aside in such a difficult time. They know well that Polytechnic is a large complex organism that needs energy support. And they solved this issue very quickly. The generator from Kirchhoff Automotive was personally handed over by the head of the company with the participation of more than 800 employees. It is important for them, because it is a European practice – when a neighbour helps a neighbour. And the name of Lviv Polytechnic is well known, it is a world brand, – noted Yurii Malynovskyi and added that cooperation is reaching a new level: the University and Polish partners are already working on delivering consumables for the operation of generators.
As Volodymyr Shepitchak said that according to the information provided by the chief engineer and chief energy engineer of Polytechnic, more than 60 generators are needed for the operation of all critical infrastructure facilities of the University. Currently, a third of the indicated amount is already on the balance sheet of Polytechnic.
We will remind that the Opole University of Technology handed over several generators to Lviv Polytechnic, one of which weighs almost a ton.