EQO-NIXUS, together with NTU, has been selected to provide services that will facilitate the implementation of the DH modernization projects in the Ukrainian municipalities of Kryviy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, and Lozova, Kharkiv Oblast. District Heating is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location through a system of insulated pipes for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating.

Problems in Ukrainian district heating are similar to those faced by other countries of the former Soviet Union. Increase in fuel prices with heat tariffs lagging behind considerably worsened the financial condition of all district heating companies, lack of funds and trained personnel to carry out renovations, etc.

The purpose of this TA contract is to facilitate the implementation of the district heating modernization projects by: i) Supporting the PIU through the definition of procedures, elaboration of manuals and tuning of roles and responsibilities, ii) assisting in the finalization of technical documentation for its inclusion in the tender documentation and iii) assisting the municipalities in the carrying out of the procurement of goods, works and services, including support during tendering and bids evaluation.