DTEK is waiting for the arrival of two ships with anthracite from South Africa in the middle of September.
"Each ship will deliver 75,000 tonnes of coal that is in short supply [totally 150,000 tonnes]. Our thermal power plants [TPPs] – Kryvy Rih and Prydniprovska – would be able to generate enough electricity for Ukraine. These plants would help to compensate downs in the generation of power for the Ukrainian power grid that will start with first really cold temperatures," the company wrote on its Facebook page.
As reported, DTEK has imported 225,000 tonnes of anthracite from South Africa. The first vessel with 75,000 tonnes of anthracite arrived to Ukraine on May 25, the second on July 23 and the third on August 14. The company contracted a total of 675,000 tonnes of coal in South Africa.