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DTEK manufactured 6 new shearers

21 May , 2024  

DTEK Energy’s machine builders manufactured and repaired 553 units of mining equipment in January-April this year, including six new tunnelling and shearers.

“Machine builders also provided 355,000 spare parts and components to meet the needs of Ukrainian miners,” the energy holding said in a press release on Tuesday.

According to DTEK Energy CEO Ildar Saleev, the company’s main efforts are currently focused on restoring the damaged and destroyed thermal generation, which suffered the most from Russian attacks on the power grid in the spring of this year.

“The next winter is a real challenge for all power engineers, as the power system has lost more than 8 GW of capacity due to Russia’s recent massive attacks. The volumes are enormous. And despite a significant drop in coal consumption by our thermal power plants, we are doing everything possible to maintain last year’s production volumes,” Saleev said in a press release.

As reported, in 2023, the company’s investments in Ukrainian coal mining amounted to about UAH 7 billion, which is almost twice as much as in 2022.

“DTEK Energy provides a closed cycle of electricity generation from coal. As of January 2022, the company’s installed capacity in thermal generation amounted to 13.3 GW. The company has established a full production cycle in coal mining: coal mining and enrichment, mechanical engineering and maintenance of mine equipment.

Currently, more than 50% of DTEK’s thermal generation capacity has been destroyed as a result of Russian attacks.