After the first test deliveries of coal to Poland in the amount of 50 thousand tons, DTEK energy holding is considering the possibility of ensuring regular export of energy resources, taking into account the problems of logistics in the conditions of war.

Embargo on coal from Russia and Belarus

This was announced by the Executive Director of DTEK Dmitry Sakharuk, the railway magazine Railway Supply reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.

“We have made the first test shipments of coal to Poland. This is a small volume – 50 thousand tons. Unfortunately, there are very big difficulties in terms of logistics, because the railway infrastructure in both Ukraine and Poland is not designed for such volumes. The same thing is with the ports in Poland – Gdansk and Gdynia. So there are test deliveries, because the transportation of largervolumes, as it could be done through the sea, the port of Yuzhny, for example, is not possible,” the official said.

At the same time, he assured that the company is considering the possibilities and continues to work out ways to supply coal to Poland.

“Coal from other sources is critical for Poland to replace the supply volumes from Russia that were banned. It would be very good if Ukraine would lend a shoulder to Poland and help the Poles get over the rejection of Russian coal,” explained DTEK’s executive director.

According to his calculations, with a seasonal coal surplus, the energy holding could ship approximately 100-150 thousand tons per month to Poland – the volume that remains after providing its thermal power plants and other consumers.

“This will not ensure full diversification of supplies, but it will be our contribution to the fact that our Polish friends will receive assistance. Coal is suitable for quality characteristics. You just need to learn how to quickly and smoothly deliver it to Poland,” DTEK’s top manager emphasized.

At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that the supply of coal from Ukraine by rail is a faster and more economical alternative for the Poles compared to sea supplies.

Recall that Poland imposed an embargo on coal from the Russian Federation and Belarus.

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