The company’s history began in September 1926, with the creation of Kotloturbina Kiev design & installation enterprise, the all-Ukrainian branch of Teplo i Sila (“Heat and Power”) joint-stock company.
In 1939, the Kiev design and installation enterprise affiliated to the YuzhEnergoStroy local construction trust, Kharkov, and in 1940 it was renamed the Kiev TeploEnergoMontazh enterprise. During the period from 1926 to 1940 the enterprise installed and put into operation equipment at power facilities of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia with a total capacity of 187 MW.
In July 1941, the company was evacuated to the city of Chelyabinsk, renamed ChelyabEnergoMontazh and transferred into the UralEnergoStroy trust. Altogether during the period from 1941 to 1943, in the Ural region the company commissioned 365 MW of generating capacities at power plants in the cities of Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Karaganda, Orsk, Ufa, Orenburg, Kopeysk, Troitsk.
In December 1943, the company returned to Kiev and in April 1944, the KievPromEnergoMontazh State Union Construction & Installation Trust was formed on its base, which in April 1958 was renamed as the YuzhTeploEnergoMontazh State Union Construction & Installation Trust.
In March 1991, YuzhTeploEnergoMontazh State Union Construction & Installation Trust was transformed through corporatisation into PivdenTeploEnergoMontazh joint stock company (Yuzhteploeneromontazh is a Russian spelling of the company name, under which it was widely-known during the Soviet time and that originated the company abbreviated name "UTEM”, commonly used up to now).
In March 2009, a legal form of the company was changed into the PivdenTeploEnergoMontazh public joint-stock company. In November 2017 legal form of the company was changed to Private Joint Stock Company “Pivdenteploenergomontazh”.
Through its evolution the history of the company has been inseparably linked with the history of energy development of Ukraine.
In the past years we have gone a long way of progress - from the installation of boilers, turbines and process equipments of small-power industrial enterprises to the commissioning of thermal power plants’ facilities, with 800 MW turbine generators and boilers generating 2650 tons of steam per hour. The company has mastered the installation and commissioning of nuclear power plant facilities with a capacity of 440 and 1000 MW, design, construction and commissioning of industrial and combined heat & power plants, tri- and quadro-generation power stations.
During the years of operations, the company has put into production over 37 million kilowatt of generating capacities, including about 32 million kW in Ukraine, that accounts for 57 percent of country’s installed electrical power capacities. The company constructed equipment in power plants of the republics of Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, the Russian Federation and others.
Power plants constructed and put into operation in Ukraine:
- Dobrotvir TPP- 700 MW
- Burshtyn TPP - 2400 MW
- Ladyzhyn TPP - 1800 MW
- Pridneprovska TPP - 1765 MW
- Kryvy Rih TPP-3000 MW
- Tripolye TPP- 1800 MW
- Zaporizhzhya TPP - 3600 MW
- Darnitsa TPP – 250 MW
- Kiev CHPP-5 - 700 MW
- Kiev CHPP-6 - 600 MW
- Moldavian TPS (Moldova) - 2400 MW
- Berezovskaya TPS (Belarus)-900 MW
The company installed equipment at heat and power stations in Odessa, Chernigov, Kalush, Polotsk and Minsk (Belarus), Argayash (the RF), Chisinau and Balti (Moldova), Yerevan and Kirovokan (Armenia), constructed the heat and power installations of many industrial plants and factories of Ukraine and Russia.
Nuclear power plants constructed and put into operation:
- Chernobyl NPP-4000 MW
- Zaporizhzhya NPP - 6000 MW
- Rivne NPP - 2880 MW
- Armenian NPP - 440 MW
In 1976, for significant aachievements in the development of energy sector of the Soviet Union the personnel of YuzhTeploEnergoMontazh State Union Construction & Installation Trust has been awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labour.
In 1986-1987, more than 3100 of company’s employees took part in the emergency response to the Chernobyl NPP disaster. On average, about 500 company employees were monthly engaged in activities to remedy the aftermath of Chernobyl accident, they worked out 118 995 man-hours.
For displayed bravery in carrying out the cleanup of the ChNPP disaster aftermath many of the company’s employees were awarded state decorations.
The company’s abroad operations included the construction of facilities in: Greece (Keratsini, Cardia, Amindion, Agios Dimitrios CHPPs), Bulgaria (Maritsa-East TPP, Kozloduy NPP), the Czech Republic (Temelin NPP), Slovakia (Bohunice, Mochovce NPPs), Hungary (Paks NPP), Mongolia, Cuba (Juragua NPP), Germany (Greifswald NPP, Boxberg TPP), Iran (Ahwaz (Ramin), Isfahan TPPs, Bushehr NPP), Romania, India, Iraq (Basrah, Najibiyah TPP), etc.
Today, UTEM private joint-stock company is one of the leading construction companies of Ukraine, specializing in power and industrial construction, the industry leader in the field of Engineering, Project Management and Commissioning of facilities.
During the years of Ukraine’s independence, the company participated in the construction and commissioning of:
- Zaporizhzhya NPP - 1000 MW
- Rivne NPP - 1000 MW
- Berezovskaya TPP - 165 MW
- Starobeshevo TPP - 225 MW
- Construction of ChNPP Industrial Heating Boiler Plant
- Modernization of SOE Yuzhmash CHP Plant
- Installation of process and electrical equipment of ChNPP Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility
- Replacement of steam generators PGV-1000M at Yuzhno-Ukrainsk NPP Units nos.1 and 2
- Construction of Blast Furnace Complex and Pellet and Coke Storehouse at Enakievo Metallurgical Plant, VAT
- Installation of Process, Electrical Equipment and Automatic Process Control System of the ChNPP Liquid Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant
- Replacement of spent fuel pools equipment of Rivne NPP Units nos. 1 and 2
- Construction of Coal-Preparation Plant at Krasnoarmeyskaya-Zapadnaya 1 Mine, VAT
- Installation of Process Equipment for ChNPP Industrial Complex for Solid Radioactive Waste Management
- Installation of Process Equipment of Cogeneration Power Plant of Lukoil Energy & Gas Ukraine
- Stabilization Activities at ChNPP Object Shelter;
- Design and Construction of Quad-Generation Power Plant for Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine
- Construction of Sulphuric Acid Production Complex with Cogeneration Power Plant for Crimea TITAN, PuAT
- Construction of Cogeneration Power Plant for Kiev Cardboard and Paper Mill, PuAT
- Construction of Cogeneration Power Plant for Crimean Soda Plant, PuAT
and many others.