DTEK to increase gas coal in Poland to 130,000 tonnes
DTEK Energo will buy 30,000 tonnes more gas coal in Poland in addition to earlier contracted 100,000 tonnes. The company will supply it in November to Burshtyn and Dobrotvirska thermal power plants (TPPs, managed by DTEK Zakhidenergo), the press service of the company has reported.
The press service said that first wagons with Polish coal started arriving to DTEK Zakhidenergo early October. At present, over 84,000 tonnes of imported coal has been shipped to TPPs.
"Since June DTEK's TPPs have been operating in the extra coal burning mode. The Ukrenergo's dispatch center ordered that DTEK's TPPs will compensate for a lack of the power grid's capacity. This has considerably increased the burden on our equipment and the volumes of coal supplies to our TTPs," Commercial Director of DTEK Energo Vitaliy Butenko said.
He said that the diversification strategy approved by the company allows boosting coal supplies from different directions, in particular, from Poland.