The seventh bulk carrier carrying coal intended for the DTEK power company’s thermal power plants arrived at the Yuzhny port on October 21. The vessel delivered 75,000 tons of anthracite coal from South Africa, the DTEK power company announced.

According to the company, the coal from Leda C will be transported to the warehouses of the Prydniprovska and Kryvyi Rih thermal power plants.

"We have already delivered 450,000 tons of anthracite from South Africa to Ukraine, which allows our thermal power plants to insure the operation of the power grid. Their role has only increased with the onset of the autumn/winter period. Therefore, DTEK will continue to rhythmically cover the thermal power plants’ needs for imported coal to ensure that the power grid remains stable and that consumers are confident of uninterrupted power supplies" the DTEK Energy power company’s Commercial Director Vitalii Butenko said.

As reported, the DTEK company contracted to purchase 675,000 tons of coal from South Africa in 2017.

DTEK was established in 2005 to manage the energy assets of Rinat Akhmetov’s System Capital Management group (SCM). It is responsible for strategic management of the group's enterprises for production and enrichment of coal and production and sale of electricity.