A number of mines owned by Akhmetov are going to work in a restricted operating mode. Nowhere to sell coal 03/31/2016 22:01:25. Total views 1445. Views today — 0.

Restricted mode is introduced in some mines in DTEK Dobropolyeugol due to the difficult situation in the union. The press service of the DTEK Energy informed OstroV about that.

Previously, OstroV received that information from the mine employees.

According to the press service, the coal mining plan for 2016 for DTEK Dobropolyeugol mines (including Belozerskaya mine) was reduced to 3.1 million tons. The reason for the union to reduce the actual production is a surplus of coal gas in Ukraine.

Therefore, in 2015 industrial production fell by 18% in the country and thus, the volume of electricity consumption decreased. Thermoelectric power stations mostly had to reduce the power generation – by 28%, and the thermoelectric power stations were practically the only market for coal mined by DTEK Dobropolyeugol.

Pavlogradugol and Dobropolyeugol may not sell the full amount of fuel which is scheduled to be mined. G coal cannot be kept in the warehouses – it loses value because its quality lowers; there is a great risk of spontaneous combustion. In 2015 half a million ton of coal remained unclaimed in the warehouses. The growth of industrial production and consumption are not expected in Ukraine, respectively, the forecast surplus for 2016 is 1.5 million tons of coal.

"Most of the mine employees of the enterprise will continue to operate in a normal mode. Two-shift mode of operation is planned to be introduced at the mines requiring the maximum production cost - Dobropolskaya (Dobropolskoye) in May and Pioner (Belozerskoye) in July. Restricted mode of operation will be introduced temporarily, from May until July 2016, at Belozerskaya mine due to the preparation of the new lava and work without coal, and for part of the staff at Novodonetskaya mine (Belozerskoye) involved in the dismantling work on the K7 layer," - informs the press-service.

Mine will operate in a restricted mode but will not stop. Miners will receive wage for the hours they actually work.

"Enterprises continue to work. The situation in the union is really very complicated. DTEK is looking for opportunities to overcome the crisis and save the company. Crisis management committee and board of directors (including the former heads resumed work, they will assist in finding the most effective solutions and consulting is going on with unions and city heads," - said the respond to OstroV’s request.

Dobropolyeugol company completed the work in 2015 with losses of more than 1 billion UAH. The objective for 2016 is to prevent the loss growth due to the mining the unclaimed coal (planned amount of loss is about 1 billion UAH, at the level of 2015).

At the same time, in 2016 it is planned to invest 400 million UAH in DTEK Dobropolyeugol that are needed to maintain production.

"Company allocations to local budgets will not decrease but, on the contrary, will increase by 100 million UAH due to the re-registration of other DTEK enterprises in Dobropolye. Predicted amount of tax allocations for 2016 is 260 million UAH... In general, the salary of miners will be raised.The growth of salaries as of 1.07.16 by 10% is planned, it will provide statutory minimum guarantees on wages," - emphasizes the press office.

DTEK Dobropolyeugol LLC is a integral property complex comprising 5 mines located in one of the largest geological and industrial areas of Donbass.

DTEK is the energy division of System Capital Management (SCM) owned by businessman Rinat Akhmetov.