We control fuel procurement centrally for our own power plant fleet. By bundling, we can achieve volume advantages. To be able to react flexibly to fluctuations in demand, prices or currencies, we are active in various countries of origin. To meet specific power plant requirements, we can procure a wide range of coal qualities and produce coal blends.
To transport the coal safely and economically to our power plant sites, we have established our own logistics chain of optimally coordinated transport routes and modes. The coal is transported to the power plants by ocean-going vessels, inland waterway vessels and/or rail. Thanks to several interim storage facilities, coal can also be delivered at relatively short notice if required.