American coal begins to warm Ukrainians

On December 5, the second Panamax-class vessel with coal from the United States arrived in Ukraine. It was received at the 20th berth of the Yuzhny port, where the coal terminal of Transinvestservice (TIS), the largest stevedoring operator in the country, is located. This is stated on the website of DTEK Energo, a subsidiary of the DTEK group (owned by the oligarch Rinat Akhmetov).

We mobilized all available resources in order to ensure the stability of the energy system, light and heat in the homes of Ukrainians in these extremely difficult conditions, especially during the heating season.

- said the general director of DTEK Energo Ildar Saleev.

The volume of this batch is 66 thousand tons. The imported coal is intended for the needs of thermal power plants (TPPs) of DTEK Energo and will soon replenish their reserves to ensure a stable passage of winter during peak periods.

On the eve, 60,5 thousand tons of fuel from the first Panamax-class vessel brought by DTEK for the needs of the state-owned generation company Centerenergo were loaded onto rolling stock (wagons) and sent to Uglegorskaya, Zmievskaya and Tripolskaya TPPs. This will allow them to partially stabilize the situation with a shortage of coal and, if necessary, generate more electricity at the peak of its consumption. Three more shiploads with coal chartered by DTEK for the needs of its own generation are expected to arrive in Ukraine in December

- indicated in the communique.

In total, there should be 7 ship supplies of this energy raw material: 5 from the USA and 2 from Colombia. All batches are different, from 40 to 75 thousand tons, but the total contracted volume is 470 thousand tons.

Note that earlier released schedule the supply of coal was disrupted. The second ship brought the American "stone fuel" to Ukraine with a delay, as it was supposed to arrive before the end of November. In addition, 4 ships were planned to arrive in December (excluding the latecomer), and now only 3 ships with a cargo of coal are being spoken of.

Consequently, Anatoly Kinakh, the head of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, warned fellow citizens for a reason that rolling power outages are likely in the country. Moreover, this can be a widespread phenomenon and even affect Kiev.

Many residents of Ukraine are extremely worried about what is happening, as their relatives, due to overcrowded hospitals, are in their homes under oxygen concentrators, fighting COVID-19. The lives of these people in the literal sense of the word depend on the availability of electricity in the nearest outlet. Moreover, there were already deaths and people began to stock up on generators, installing them in houses and apartments. However, fires were also recorded due to improper handling of fuel. At the same time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy exudes equanimity.
  • Used photographs: TIS Press Service
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  1. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 5 December 2021 19: 40
    only the situation with the supply of electricity from Belarus is not clear. Apparently, there is no interest in putting the squeeze on Ukraine, or this point will be discussed at the talks between the presidents. Perhaps they do not want to take too obvious steps towards the energy crisis in Ukraine, so as not to provoke accusations of an attempt to exacerbate the situation in Ukraine with economic leverage. By the way, here and there in the statements of Western politicians, these accusations slipped through. But who would not say what, and the situation of the Kiev regime, even without the energy crisis, is already practically hopeless, there is no longer such a need to pressurize.
    1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 5 December 2021 19: 48
      The situation with Belarus is absolutely clear and transparent. Electricity export to Ukraine has almost doubled.

  2. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 5 December 2021 20: 22
    On ...... I need to know where the coal is bought, even if they bring it from Mars at least ...... The cost of 1 ton of purchased coal is the main thing.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 6 December 2021 17: 21
      The cost of gas is now such that coal is still much cheaper for Ukraine than gas. Even if the coal is imported from the USA or Australia. Ukraine (according to the scheme invented by itself) gets gas somewhere at $ 1 per 200 cubic meters, and coal has even dropped in price now, after China closed the most acute problems with coal imports. They managed to restore the required level of production of their coal. That, together with the planned deliveries, guarantees the required volumes for coal-fired heat and power generation.
      And the problem of coal availability comes to the fore for Ukraine.
      The ports of Ukraine are capable of processing no more than 400 tons of coal per month. But only with absolutely uniform deliveries to all ports, which is not even close. The coal deficit is estimated at 000 to 1,5 million tons.
      Plus to this, the railways of Ukraine add to the problems. This is generally a separate big (and painful) question.
      And the reserves of fuel oil (as a reserve fuel, along with gas) make up 20% of the planned. And supplies of fuel oil, of course, are not expected.
  3. tulip Offline tulip
    tulip 5 December 2021 21: 29
    firstly, these supplies will not fill the entire deficit. secondly, the price of this coal is just gold. thirdly, logistics, it is nonsense to carry such a product across three seas during the heating season.
  4. Alex Orlov Offline Alex Orlov
    Alex Orlov (Alex) 5 December 2021 21: 44
    Even taking into account these supplies, and something has been contracted from Poland too, there will not be enough coal. At least 1 million tons will not be enough. And this is taking into account its own estimated production by the end of the year. Where they are going to buy it, when the heating season is in full swing, is completely incomprehensible.
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 6 December 2021 13: 57
    If the Colombian is in coconut, then they will also have fun.
  6. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 6 December 2021 20: 53
    One thing pleases, Winter is warm in Europe.
    Sunny Spain.