29 Feb 2024 19:19

DTEK imports 308,000 tonnes of coal from Poland in winter season so far, 75% of order

MOSCOW. Feb 29 (Interfax) - DTEK Energy had imported 308,000 of coal from Poland as of February 29, more than 75% of what it has ordered for the entire heating season.

"The additional coal from abroad has allowed us to create an additional safety margin and increase the reliability of thermal generation and the Ukrainian energy system, especially during peak electricity consumption periods," Ukrainian media reported, quoting a company press release.

Ildar Saleyev, CEO of DTEK Energy, was quoted as saying the company uses Polish coal as a backup fuel.

"There are less than two months until the end of the heating season. Everyone had prepared in advance in order to [...] get through it as planned. New coal faces were put into production on a monthly basis to maximize and maintain coal production at a level sufficient for the reliable operation of thermal power plants. We also secured backup with imported fuel, allowing us to maintain and bolster inventories even at the height of the autumn-winter period," the CEO said.

DTEK Energy has ordered up to 400,000 tonnes of imported coal for the 2023-2024 heating season.

DTEK Energy is an integrated coal and power generating company, with 13.3 GW of thermal generating capacity as of the beginning of 2022. Its coal division mines and processes coal, and produces and services mining equipment.

DTEK Energy is an operating company that produces coal and electricity within the DTEK holding, set up to manage the energy assets of Rinat Akhmetov's SCM group.