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DTEK DELIVERS 50,000 TONNES OF COAL TO POLAND – TOP MANAGER

After the first test deliveries of coal to Poland in the amount of 50,000 tonnes, DTEK Energy Holding is considering the possibility of ensuring regular export of energy resources, taking into account the problems of logistics in the conditions of war, Dmytro Sakharuk, the Executive Director of DTEK, said.
“We made the first test shipments of coal to Poland. This is a small amount – 50,000 tonnes. Unfortunately, there are very big difficulties in terms of logistics, because the railway infrastructure in both Ukraine and Poland is not designed for such a volume of movement of goods. As well as ports in Poland – Gdansk and Gdynia. Therefore, there are test deliveries, but there no large volumes, as it could be done via the sea, Pivdenny port, for example,” Sakharuk said in a commentary to the Energy Reform portal.
At the same time, he assured that the company is considering the possibilities and continues to work out ways to supply coal to Poland.
“Coal from other sources is critical for Poland to replace the volume of deliveries from Russia that were banned. It would be very good if Ukraine would lend a shoulder to Poland, which helps us a lot and would help the Poles survive the rejection of Russian coal,” he said.
According to his calculations, in times of seasonal coal surplus, the energy holding could ship approximately 100,000-150,000 tonnes per month to Poland – the volume that remains after providing its thermal power plants and other consumers.
“This will not ensure full diversification of supplies, but it will be our contribution to the fact that our Polish friends will receive assistance. It is suitable in terms of quality. You just need to learn how to quickly and smoothly deliver it to Poland,” DTEK’s top manager emphasized.
At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that the supply of coal from Ukraine by rail is a faster and more economical alternative for the Poles compared to sea supplies.

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UKRAINIAN DTEK REMAINS ONLY ELECTRICITY EXPORTER TO POLAND

JSC DTEK Zakhidenergo continues to buy out all the proposed interstate section capacity for exporting electricity to Poland at daily auctions for April, according to data on the website of NPC Ukrenergo.
According to the published results of the auction for April 2-6, the company bought 190 MW of distributed power for each hour of the day.
According to the data on the ENTSO-E website, from April 1 to April 5, exports are the same – in a flat schedule of 190 MWh all day.
As of April 6, data are not yet available.
As reported, on March 28, Ukrenergo resumed daily auctions for the purchase of interstate cross sections for the export of electricity to Poland. All import-export auctions were suspended on February 24 due to the entry of the Ukrainian power system into an isolated mode as part of synchronization with ENTSO-E.
The power systems of Ukraine and Europe switched to synchronous operation on March 16.

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UKRAINIAN CORUM ENTERS LITHUANIAN MARKET

The machine building company Corum Group (DTEK Energy) has signed the first contract in the Lithuanian market for the supply of spare parts for Lithuanian Railways, Corum’s press service reports. “As part of the 2030 strategy and plans to diversify the product portfolio, Corum Group entered the Lithuanian market, expanding its presence in the EU market. The contract provides for the supply of two sets of 137 items for the manufacture of the body of railway freight cars,” the press release says.
The cost of the contract is not disclosed, shipment of products is planned in the spring of this year. The order will be fulfilled by Corum Druzhkivka Machine Building Plant (Donetsk region).
“The won tender confirms our high expertise in mechanical engineering. This contract opens up a new, extremely demanding market for us. The manufacture of such products also opens up the prospect of working for Corum Group in the Ukrainian market in the direction of supplying components and spare parts for railway transport,” CEO of Corum Group Mykhailo Potapov said.
Corum Group is a leading manufacturer of mining equipment in Ukraine, part of the energy company DTEK Energy. It unites the machine building enterprises Corum Svitlo Shakhtaria, Corum Druzhkivka Machine Building Plant, Corum Shakhtspetsbud and Corum Repair, as well as foreign trading companies and representative offices.

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DTEK EXPECTS TWO MORE SHIPS OF COAL FROM COLOMBIA, USA

DTEK Energy expects two more ships with 147,000 tonnes of thermal coal from Colombia and the United States to arrive in Ukraine by the end of the week, the company’s press service said.
According to its data, the first ship with 75,000 tonnes of coal from Colombia will arrive at the port of Chornomorsk next Friday, the second – with 72,000 tonnes from the United States will be moored at the TIS port at the weekend.
Coal from the fifth and sixth Panamax class ships that have arrived since the end of November will replenish the warehouses of the company’s TPPs.
“DTEK Energy continues to actively supply coal to the Ukrainian energy system. In addition to the four Panamax ships with imported coal, which have already arrived, have been fully unloaded or are now being sent to Ukrainian thermal power plants, we meet two more ships,” DTEK Energy CEO Ildar Saleev said.
In addition, the company has agreed on an additional ninth vessel. In general, this is about 618,000 tonnes of coal for the needs of Ukrainian thermal power plants. The first ship contracted by the company for the needs of the state-owned TPPs of Centrenergo arrived in Ukraine on November 20. The second, third and fourth Panamax ships with coal for DTEK Energy TPPs arrived on December 5, 16 and 17.
Since the beginning of December, the company has already imported about 200,000 tonnes of coal by sea. For the stable passage of the heating season, the company has contracted more than 1 million tonnes of imported fuel to date.
DTEK Energy is an operating company in charge of coal mining and electricity production from coal within the structure of Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK Holding.

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DTEK FINDS ZELENSKY’S STATEMENTS AS UNFAIR

DTEK Energy has called the statements made by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky as unfair and groundless.”Statements that have been made by the top leadership of the state today, DTEK considers to be unfair and groundless,” the website of energy holding said on Friday evening, November 26.At the same time, the company said that instead of the necessary support in the context of the global crisis, it faces pressure and discrimination.”DTEK always helps the state and also needs support during the unprecedented global crisis. Instead, we face constant pressure, fabricated accusations, and discrimination,” the company said.According to the company’s estimations, today, the state’s total debt to DTEK reaches over UAH 15 billion.The company, in particular, said that DTEK was the only one out of almost 1,000 companies to which the state has not repaid the debt yet for the produced green electricity “for unknown reasons”.As reported, the rate of DTEK Energy eurobonds maturing in 2027 collapsed by 11.6% on Friday immediately after the accusations of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky against the company and its owner Rinat Akhmetov at a press conference on Friday.According to information in the Bloomberg terminal, the fall reached 13.3%, but then it was won back somewhat.They reacted with a 0.5% decline to the president’s words and the quotations of DTEK Renewables bonds maturing in 2024, but then they almost returned to their previous level, falling short of only 0.1%.With regard to eurobonds of the Metinvest mining and metallurgical group maturing in 2029, of which Akhmetov is also the majority owner, their rate fell by 1.4%.Zelensky said that he had undercover information that they were discussing Rinat Akhmetov’s participation in the coup d’etat in Ukraine with representatives of Russia.The president said that businessman Rinat Akhmetov is being “set up”. “I believe that this is a set-up of businessman for Rinat Akhmetov. I believe that this is an operation, he is being dragged into a war against the state of Ukraine. I believe that he started it, and unfortunately, it will be his big mistake, because one cannot fight against your people, against the president who was elected by the people of Ukraine.”On the issue of coal supplies to Ukraine for thermal power plants, the president said that it was possible to provide them from the United States thanks to his agreements at the highest level in this country, while he called on private generation to unite efforts to ensure the passage of the heating season.”This should be solidarity work. If it’s bad with this or that country and they officially cannot sell you some kind of coal, then a private structure should come, help and buy. If I agree at the highest level, I repeat, at the highest level from the United States, so that 11 ships of coal would sail here. Do you think that I said that you should give us, but don’t give DTEK? Nothing of this kind. I say ‘us.’ The heating season is in our country,” Zelensky said at the same press conference.Earlier, Zelensky announced the supply of coal to Ukraine in the amount of seven Panamax ships (about 500,000 tonnes), which should protect Ukrainians, in his opinion, from consumption restrictions.DTEK, for its part, said that these supplies from the United States and Colombia were contracted by it. The first ship for PJSC Centrenergo arrived in Ukraine on November 20, another six are expected in November-January.

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DTEK WILL BUY 60,000 TONNES IN USA

DTEK has reached an agreement with the international company HC Trading (Heidelberg Cement Group) on the additional supply of one shipload of 60,000 tonnes of American coal to Ukraine in addition to the two shiploads already contracted on September 16 with a total volume of 150,000 tonnes, DTEK Energy said on Facebook.
“Despite the fact that the whole world faced an acute shortage and record prices for energy resources, DTEK Energy, as a reliable and responsible company, does everything possible to ensure that there is enough coal in Ukraine in winter,” CEO of DTEK Energy Ildar Saleev said.
It is expected that an additional supply of 60,000 tonnes of coal will arrive in Ukraine in November. In turn, the previously contracted coal from the United States in the amount of 150,000 tonnes should be delivered to Ukraine in two shiploads in December 2021 and January 2022.
DTEK Energy and PJSC Centrenergo in August also agreed to supply 75,000 tonnes of steam coal from the United States, which they will divide equally upon arrival. The supply of American coal from Hamilton mine US will be carried out through the international trader Trafigura.
“In addition, for the third month in a row, the company has been importing coal from Poland (two agreements have been signed for the supply of a total of 340,000 tonnes of coal), as well as Kazakhstan,” DTEK Energy said.
In total, as of October 21 and during September-October, the company imported more than 278,000 tonnes of coal to Ukraine.

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