DTEK has made first deliveries of anthracite coal from the Anti-terrorist operation zone via a new railroad delivery route Nikotovka-Mayorskaya.
According to the company statement, on August 16-18 a total of 85 railroad cars with 5.9 thousand tons of coal passed through the route. If the traffic through this part of the railroad, destroyed in 2014, is renewed, it will allow to deliver some 300 thousand tons of coal from the ATO zone per month. At first the road capacity is planned on the level of three pairs of trains a day, later it could be increased to 7 pairs of trains.
At the same time 300 cars with coal for DTEK Kriviy Rih Thermal Power Station cannot cross the Yasinovataya-Skotovataya route. All the traffic there stopped due to shelling.
DTEK warehouses in the ATO zone still have some 2.1 million tons of anthracite blocked. Because of the destruction of the railroad infrastructure there coal deliveries from the ATO zone are limited. If the railroad traffic is restored, and DTEK has enough cars, it could deliver up to 800 thousand tons of anthracite from the ATO zone per month. (Ukrainian metal)