Ukraine: DTEK interested in Lviv state mines

DTEK intends in short-term to start exporting coal to Europe. “In the short-term we could replace Russian coal. We could become a supplier. For example, Poland has already dumped Russian coal, thus enabling us to make small deliveries to Poland and Slovakia,” the company CEO Maksim Timchenko said. DTEK is also mulling control over the…

Ukraine: DTEK imports 278 thousand tons of coal

In September-October, DTEK purchased 278 thousand tons of coal for the operation of its heating plants in autumn-winter. “Gas coal is purchased under contracts with Poland (340 thousand tons) and Kazakhstan. Soon we expect deliveries of coal from the USA – 225 thousand tons,” the company said. DTEK is also negotiating additional imports of coal.…

Ukraine: DTEK installs Wi-Fi in mine

For the first time in Ukraine, DTEK has installed Wi-Fi at the depth of 500 meters at the Yubileynaya mine in order to provide a multi-functional system for miners’ safety, using almost 130 km of cable. “The system will allow getting data from various safety meters in real time and informing miners of the change…

Ukraine: DTEK coal output down on 2018

In 2018 DTEK decreased coal output by 1.9% YoY, to 27.186 million tons. Gas coal mining grew by 5.3%, to 24.13 million tons. At the same time anthracite coal was not mined. Obukhovskay mine increased output by 4.9%, to 3.05 million tons. Coal concentrate production dropped by 9.2%, to 12.36 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)