Slavyansk power station

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Slavyansk power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Ukraine.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Halych Raion.

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Background on existing plant

Slavyansk was developed in two phases: five 100-MW sets followed by a pair of 800-MW units. They were built from 1954-1971, and are fueled by coal, oil, and natural gas. By 2012, only two of the 100-MW units and one 800-MW unit was in service.[1]

The 800 MW unit was damaged by shelling in 2014, and was restored to run at 400 MW in 2015.[2]

Slavyansk power station II

Since 2013, Donbassenergo has planned for new units 8 and 9 of 330 MW each to replace unit 6 (also referred to as 6A and 6B), but has yet to secure permits or financing.[3]

The new units are included in "The plan for development of United Energy System of Ukraine for 2015-2024."[4]

Local contractor Energoprogress is promoting the project together with U.S. company Babcock-Wilcox. Donbassenergo has already dismantled the old 800 MW unit of the original Slavyansk power station to prepare space for construction of the new unit 8.[5][6]

With the site cleared and technical documentation completed, Donbassenergo is seeking finance for the project but finding it difficult, as the plant is near a combat zone between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists.[7]

Project Details of Slavyansk II

  • Sponsor: Donbassenergo
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Mykolaivka, Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Coordinates: 48.872, 37.76567 (exact)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Capacity: 660 MW (Units 6a & 6b: 330 MW)
  • Type:
  • Start date: 2020 (Unit 8), 2024 (Unit 9)
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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