October 12 at Yuzhny commercial sea port in Odessa region arrived the second shipment of anthracite coal from the United States, is designed to PJSC «Tsentrenergo», reported the press service of the state enterprise «Sea trade port Yuzhny».
It is noted that the delivered ship Victoria party coal to 60 thousand tons – the second arrived in Ukraine.
The previous batch of anthracite from the United States arrived in Ukraine on 13 September on Board the bulk carrier Ocean Ambitious. Less than two days in the port were unloaded about 62 thousand tons, which within the 21 days 875 cars were aimed at TPP of PJSC «Centrenergo».
Acting Director of the port of Vitaly Zhukovsky noted that in the first nine months of this year in warehouses of Ukrainian power plants has already sent 540 thousand tons of anthracite.
«In October, the company plans to explore two more bulk carrier with anthracite, a total of more than 200 thousand tons. Handling equipment and production facilities operate with no comments. I’m sure nothing will prevent us to continue to effectively work», – he said.
On 1 August the head of «Centrenergo» Oleg Kosenko said that each month would arrive one or two of the ship with coal. However, he added that the price of the first coal delivery is $113 per tonne but the cost of each delivery will vary. All the coal will go to the Tripoli TPP.
The shortage of coal in thermal power plants arose in connection with the beginning of the commercial blockade of the occupied areas of Eastern Ukraine, the ATO veterans of volunteer units that require the release of the hostages. The blockade extends to the supply of anthracite coal from the territories controlled by the militants.
16 February 2017, the national security Council and defense of Ukraine instructed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to take urgent exhaustive measures to neutralize threats to energy security of Ukraine. Among these measures – diversification of sources of supply of coal brands anthracite and the creation of reserves. Also the Cabinet was instructed to provide temporary, until the complete overcoming of the crisis phenomena in the energy sector, the cessation of exports from Ukraine anthracite.
Arrived in Ukraine the second ship American coal 12.10.2017