An acute shortage of freight cars foiled the plans of the accumulation of coal in thermal power plants of Ukraine, its accumulation in the warehouses of the stations reached 1, 8 million tons at the plan of 2, 3 million tons.
"Today there are issues with the wagons, which is not enough for delivery of energy coal brands. But we all together must make efforts to ensure that the Ukrainians are warm and light, "says the statement of the head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik to the head of Ukrainian Railways operator "Ukrzaliznytsya" Wojciech Balcony, reports news Agency.
High deterioration and shortage of rolling stock " uz " led to the inability of the carrier to provide timely delivery of coal, which has long been purchased from the ports on the station, the report says. The total lack of cars is defined in 10 thousand Pieces, in addition there are significant delays in the repair of locomotives. This year, 135 locomotives, which had to be a factory repair, repaired only 18. State energy generating company "Tsentrenergo" chartered five vessels that are required to deliver to Ukraine 350 thousand tons of anthracite coal. One of them (72 thousand Tons) has already arrived in the country, the rest of the party are expected before the end of the year. Another problem is the imperfect logistics of delivery of coal from Ukrainian ports, says Nasalik. According to his statement, ports have the opportunity to carry out handling up to 600 tons of coal per month, But " land logistics have not worked out So that the entire amount can be taken ". Before the head of Ministry of Ukraine said that during October 2016 - January 2017 to Ukraine will be delivered 539 thousand tons of anthracite coal, and Another 100 thousand tons of gas group. At the same time Ukraine for eight months of 2016 imported coal at 902, $ 2 million, besides more than half supplied from Russia. We also emphasize that Ukraine has serious problems with gas supplies. So, yesterday, Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that Ukraine is due to insufficient injection of gas in underground storage in the case not even the coldest winter may be forced to take Russian gas from the transit pipeline into the European Union, risking a new gas crisis. The print edition GLANCE, in September wrote about housing problems that threaten Ukraine in the coming winter.