The government of Germany and the European Union will allocate funds for the construction of six hospitals that will be energy-independent. Medical facilities are located in Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia and Chernihiv oblasts.
Source: GIZ Ukraine
The first hospital in Lviv began its work in September, five more will open by the end of 2023.
Medical facilities are built from modular structures that meet European energy-saving standards. The new hospitals will operate in Pereshchepyne (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), Shyroke (Zaporizhzhia Oblast), Berezanka (Mykolaiv Oblast), Trostianets (Sumy Oblast) and Chernihiv.
Autonomous solar electric stations with an installed capacity of 70 kW were built for each hospital. They are designed to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of all available medical equipment in the built modules (without considering heating needs). Solar panels are installed both on modular blocks and on the roofs of existing institutions, and on land plots next to the modular hospital – depending on the situation.
The solar station also includes 50 kW backup electric power storage units installed in modular hospitals, hybrid and network inverters, and software for online operation of the stations.
160 kW diesel generators with a fuel reserve have also been installed for emergency power supply to five hospitals.
Space has been arranged around the buildings, and access to modular hospitals for people with disabilities is provided. All facilities, together with generators, are protected by HESCO barriers, which are supposed to protect hospitals from debris in case of possible shelling.
GIZ Ukraine implements activities within the framework of the EU4ResilientRegions – Special Assistance Programme Ukraine project, which is co-financed by the European Union and the German government.
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