In January – August, 2017 DTEK Energo of businessman Rinat Akhmetov has invested in the development and modernization of thermal power plants and mines 3.6 billion UAH, which is 80% more than in the same period last year. About it reports a press-service of DTEK.
Investing in mining companies DTEK Pavlogradugol and DTEK Dobropolyeugol for eight months amounted to 2.9 billion UAH. Grew by 80%. , DTEK’s mines increased production of gas coal, which over the coming years to completely replace imported anthracite. With the beginning of the year put into operation 20 mines. Total for 2017 it is planned to launch 33 mines. Total production from the beginning of the year amounted to 15.2 million tonnes of coal of the City
Generating enterprises of DTEK in the period received 0.7 billion UAH of investments. It’s 79% more than in January-August 2016 In particular, thermal power plants, DTEK this year undergo intensive training for the heating season in part of scheduled maintenance. DTEK is implementing projects to transfer two units of the Prydniprovska TPP with anthracite coal to gas coal.
The company also performs reconstruction of unit No. 10 of burshtynska TPP, and unit # 1 of the kryvorizka TPP. These works will prolong the life of units by at least 15 years, to increase their efficiency and to reduce emissions to European standards.
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“DTEK has set for itself the Ukrainian coal grade G as a priority fuel for electricity production. Therefore, we have developed a program for getting rid of anthracite dependency. It consists of three key steps. Step # 1 – transfer of blocks of anthracite on coal gas. Step 2 – maximizing coal thermal power plants of Ukrainian extraction, since the translation units of Ukrainian thermal power plants to coal gas would lead to a significant increase of its consumption. In this regard, in the production of this brand of coal in Ukraine will need to invest more funds to stations fully supplied with fuel, – said acting General Director of DTEK Energy Dmytro Sakharuk. And step No. 3 – modernization of the existing capacities of TPPs for their effective and smooth operation”.
Earlier it was reported that for the first half of 2017 holding DTEK increased coal production by 6.6% compared to the same period in 2016.