12 Feb 2024 18:49

Ukraine's DTEK orders another 30,000 tonnes of imported coal

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) - DTEK Energy, Ukraine's biggest privately owned power generating company, has ordered another 30,000 tonnes of imported coal, which will raise total coal imports for the autumn-winter season to 400,000 tonnes, Ukrainian media reported, quoting a company press release.

Some 268,000 tonnes of this have already been delivered to Ukraine.

"We are strengthening the energy front from both sides. On the one hand, we are maximizing production at mines. This is a priority for us. We commissioned two new coal faces in January, and we are planning three more in February. We are also building an additional safety margin with imported fuel. We have already received two-thirds of what we planned, and the deliveries are ongoing," Ildar Saleyev, general director of DTEK Energy, was quoted as saying in the press release.

DTEK Energy ordered 210,000 tonnes of coal from Poland in September 2023 and another 70,000 tonnes in November. It agreed in January to import another 80,000 tonnes from Poland.

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

DTEK was founded in 2005 to manage the energy assets of Rinat Akhmetov's System Capital.