DTEK Energy accumulates significantly more coal at start of current winter period than in 2021 - CEO
DTEK Energy at the start of the autumn-winter period 2023/2024 accumulated much more coal than at the same time in pre-war 2021, said the company’s general director Ildar Saleev.
“We are doing everything to ensure that our thermal power plants are ready to operate at maximum capacity at any time. To do this, we provide thermal generation with sufficient volumes of fuel for intensive operation. First of all, from our own production, but we also find the opportunity to insure the energy system with additional imported quantities. Thanks to this, we are off to a good start. During the heating season, we accumulated much more coal than at this time in pre-war 2021,” said Saleev.
It is noted that DTEK Energy put into operation 21 new coalfaces in ten months of this year, and delivered a third of the thermal coal contracted in Poland – 62,000 tonnes out of a total volume of 210,000 tonnes.
In November-December, the company’s miners plan to commission another five longwalls, the release says.
As reported, on October 12, at a press conference in Kyiv, DTEK CEO Maksym Timchenko said that DTEK Energy holding’s investments in coal mining by the end of the year are planned at UAH 7.4 billion, which is almost twice as high as last year – UAH 3.8 billion.
He noted that as of October 1, the company's coal production amounted to 13.07 million tonnes, which is slightly more than in the same period last year.
“By the end of the year, we will reach production of more than 17 million tonnes. This is at the level of last year, but more than the calculations that we gave to the Ministry of Energy several months ago,” Timchenko said.
DTEK Energy commissioned 18 new coalfaces in the first nine months of this year.