DTEK intends this year to increase the total production of LLC “DTEK Dobropolyeugol” and ODO “Belozerskaya” 1.7% (2 million tonnes) to 4.8 million tons, said General Director of “DTEK Dobropolyeugol” Yuri Cherednichenko reporters on Wednesday during a visit Dobropole (Donetsk region) organized by the organizations “Acadia” and Germanwatch.

“In 2017, five mines enterprises produced 2.8 million tons of coal. In the current year it is planned to reach 4.8 million tons – that is to produce 2 million tons more. In General, the normal capacity for “Dobropolyeugol” – about 7 million tons per year,” he said.

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He added that DTEK is taking the necessary measures to increase production. “In 2018 it is planned to invest in Dobropolyeugol 1 billion 257 million UAH is more than will be invested in all state mines together,” he said .

Yuri Cherednichenko noted that in the framework of the implementation of plans to increase the production of “DTEK Dobropolyeugol” this year has already received 250 new employees, the expansion is ongoing (in particular, by specialists coming from state-owned mines Pokrovsky and Selidovo).

As reported, LLC “DTEK Dobropolyeugol” and ODO “Belozerskaya” in 2017 collectively produced 2 million 772,7 thousand tons against 2 million 764,9 thousand tons a year earlier. In 2017 DTEK intended to increase production at these enterprises up to 3.5 million tons, however, these plans were not implemented.

“DTEK Dobropolyeugol” and mine “Belozerskaya” produce coal of gas group.

DTEK was established in 2005 to manage the energy assets of the group “System capital Management” (SCM, Donetsk) of Rinat Akhmetov. The Corporation’s delegated functions on strategic management of group companies constituting the vertically integrated chain for the production and enrichment of coal, production and sale of electricity.