DTEK Energy’s direct losses due to Russian strikes exceed $160 million after cold season

6 April, 02:18 PM
Coal mining by DTEK Energo (Photo:Press service of DTEK)

Coal mining by DTEK Energo (Photo:Press service of DTEK)

DTEK Energy Holding's direct losses as a result of Russia's missile attacks during the fall and winter season amounted to UAH 6 billion ($163 million), the operating company’s CEO Ildar Saleev said on April 5.

"This past winter was marked by significant challenges for DTEK Energy employees," he explained.

“The company's power engineers were attacked by the enemy 30 times. Three people were killed and 28 injured. More than 1,000 pieces of TPP equipment were damaged, with direct losses reaching UAH 6 billion ($163 million).”

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However, the top manager noted that Ukraine’s toughest ever heating season is coming to an end in a controlled manner – not least thanks to the efforts of thermal generation workers.

Summarizing the results of the cold season, Saleev noted that over the past 5.5 months DTEK Energy:

  • Generated 7.8 billion kWh of electricity for the Ukrainian power grid (equivalent to the average consumption of 2.6 million households for a whole year);
  • repaired nine power units at thermal power plants;
  • put into operation 14 new coal longwall faces required for the needs of Ukrainian TPPs;
  • manufactured nine coal-mining machines and almost 357,000 spare parts and components;
  • shipped 181,000 tons of coal for the needs of state thermal generation.

DTEK Energy also plans to repair 28 TPP units by the end of 2023.

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