31 Jan 2024 18:49

Ukraine's DTEK has imported 226,000 tonnes of coal from Poland since Sept 2023, around 66% of order

MOSCOW. Jan 31 (Interfax) - DTEK Energy, Ukraine's largest privately owned domestic power-generating company, has imported 226,000 tonnes of thermal coal from Poland since September 2023 for the autumn-winter period, Ukrainian media reported, citing the energy holding's press release.

"This is nearly 66% of the total volume of imported fuel contracted for the heating season, which has recently increased to 367,000 tonnes. Deliveries continue regularly and will continue until the end of March under the terms and conditions of the contract, meaning until nearly the end of the heating season," DTEK said.

The additional volumes of fuel allow thermal generation and the Ukrainian energy system to handle the winter and peaks in electricity consumption more reliably, especially during cold snaps.

"We continue to restore damaged equipment, carry out the planned campaign to repair thermal power plants, and fully extract coal. We are also hedging our bets with imported supplies," DTEK Energy CEO Ildar Saleyev said in the press release.

As reported, DTEK Energy ordered 210,000 tonnes of coal from Poland in September 2023 and another 70,000 tonnes in November.

DTEK Energy is an operating company that produces coal and electricity within the DTEK holding.

Founded in 2005, DTEK manages the energy assets of Rinat Akhmetov's System Capital.