On Monday, August 14th, a third coal carrier from South Africa arrived at the port of Yuzhne in Ukraine, as reported by the press service of DTEK Energo, which is purchasing the coal.
The Bulk carrier, SBI REGGAE, sailing under the flag of Liberia, delivered 75,000 tons of South African anthracite to Ukraine. The ship is currently being unloaded, after which the coal will be sent to warehouses at the Pridneprovska and Kryvyi Rih Thermal Power Plants. These power plants support the stability of the country's energy supply during the summer peak of electricity consumption.
Since the beginning of August, the Kryvyi Rih Thermal Power Plant works at night with an average load of 600MW, and 735MW during the daytime. Pridneprovska TPP operates at night with a load of 150MW, and 200MW in the daytime. When operating in this mode, the TPPs burn about 10,000 tons of anthracite daily.
"The next vessel from South Africa, which we expect in mid-September, will be the beginning of an active phase of the accumulation of coal supplies for the winter," the commercial director of DTEK Energo, Vitaly Butenko, said.
Within the framework of the signed contract, DTEK has already imported 225,000 tons of anthracite from South Africa. The first ship with 75,000 tons of anthracite for DTEK’s thermal power plants arrived in Ukraine on May 25th, and the second on July 23rd. Overall, the company contracted for 675,000 tons of coal from South Africa.