The second delivery of coal for Ukraine is being prepared in South Africa

In the South African port of Richards Bay, a second delivery of 75,000 tons of anthracite began loading on a cargo vessel. This coal is intended to replenish the warehouses of the thermal power plants of DTEK holding that belongs to businessman Rinat Akhmetov. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine with reference to General Director of DTEK Energy Dmytro Sakharuk.

"The loading of the vessel will take a little more than a week and its arrival in Ukraine is expected in mid-July," he said. According to Sakharuk, seventy-five thousand tons of anthracite will be directed to Kryvyi Rih and Pridneprovska TPP upon arrival in Ukraine.

Sakharuk also recalled that the supply of coal from South Africa will provide for the peak loads experienced by Ukraine's energy system during the summer months.

The first ship with anthracite from South Africa arrived in the port Yuzhny on May 25. The ship was unloaded in less than three days. Authorities plan to unload one Panamax-type vessel full of African coal each month.

DTEK bought 600,000 tons of anthracite in South Africa last April with the option to extend purchases to 1 million tons.

  coal, South Africa