Sokolovská uhelná, a.s. (SU)
Sokolovská uhelná, a.s. was established by the National Property Fund and first recorded in the Commercial Register on 1 January 1994. Privatisation of the Company was completed in 2004 with the sale of the State’s equity share. Today, the successor company – Sokolovská uhelná, právní nástupce, a.s. – is fully privately owned. The Company’s core products are electricity and heat, sorted and power generation coal, brown coal briquettes, and carbochemical products from the gasification of coal.
The Group's principal activity is the production of lignite for factories and power suppliers, sorted coal for factories and households, briquettes, generator gas, technical gases (oxygen and nitrogen), crushed and sorted stone, clay and chemical products (tar, fennol concentrate, liquid ammonia, sulfuric acid and other). The Company exploits about 10 million tons of lignite per year, of which 6 million tons is sold. The rest is used to produce 3.4 TWh of electricity and 300,000 tons of briquettes. The Company also distributes power to the nearby agglomeration including the city of Karlovy Vary. It is the largest independent producer of electricity in the country.
The Company reclaims land affected by surface mining activity, and processes and disposes
of waste generated by industrial operations.
Key persons involved:
Dr. Petr Rojík