Banovici coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Banovici coal mine is a surface and underground mine near Banovici in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Location

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Background

The surface sections are Grivice and Turija sections, the Omazici is an underground section. After three decades of exploitation, another surface mine section Čubrić was closed in 2011.[1]

The mines are owned and operated by the coal mining company RMU Banovici. The company is listed on Sarajevo Stock Exchange.[2]

Coal from the mine is used to supply Tuzla Thermal Power Plant,[3][4] owned by Elektroprivreda BiH, a public power utility. Coal is also exported to Serbia.[1][5]

The United States Geological Survey from 2017-2018 and the company's website reported production as 1.5 million tonnes.[6][7] H1 2022 production was 753 thousand tonnes, which is consistent with the 1.5 million annual estimate.[1] An article dated September 2022 referred to the mine's capacity of 1.6 million tonnes per annum, having produced 1 million tonnes as of September 2022 since the beginning of the year.[8]

In June 2023, the company was seeking an additional short-term loan of 2.5 million marks (ca USD 137 million), after the recent loan of 5 million marks (ca USD 274 million). At the same time, the management structure of the company was changed after the decision of the government.[9]

A government source from October 2023 stated that the company is in a difficult financial situation caused by poor technological processes and inadequate investment practices in the past. Measures were discussed to address the issue to make sure that RMU Banovici is stabilized.[10]

Expansion

In 2020 it was announced that the company plans to increase production by 0.5-0.6 million tonnes per annum.[11] However it appeared that the project has not progressed and was considered Shelved. RMU Banovici was also developing a 350MW power plant Banovici power station, but the plans to appear to be on hold, as of January 2023.

Mine Details

  • Owner: RMU Banovici dd
  • Parent: Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina [69.5%]; others [23.4%]; ZIF HERBOS FOND d.d. Tuzla [7.1%][11][2]
  • Location: Banovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Coordinates: 44.41592276484279, 18.531199645471904 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1.5 million tonnes[6][7][8], 1.6 Mt (2020)[12], 1.6Mt (2021 estimate based on 10m 2021)[13], 1.5 Mt (2022 estimated based on 8m 2022 of 1Mt)[8]
  • Total Resource: 194 million tonnes (2008)[14]
  • Total Reserves: 162 million tonnes (2008)[14]
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous (Thermal)[1][14]
  • Mine Type: Surface and underground
  • Start Year: 1974 (Turija), 1984 (Grivice), 1938 (Omazići)
  • Source of Financing: Commercial bank[9]

Project Expansion Details

  • Status: Shelved
  • Capacity: 0.6 million tonnes announced in 2020[11]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Banovici coal mine denies Serbia's purchase of large quantities of coal". https://n1info.ba/. July 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "RMU BANOVICI DD BANOVICI (Sarajevo Stock Exchange)". http://www.sase.ba/. Retrieved January 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Thermal-power plant Tuzla", Elektroprivreda BiH website, accessed September 2012.
  4. "Elektroprivreda - 2021 Annual Report (page 112)" (PDF). https://www.epbih.ba/. 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "WB-6 countries struggling to secure electricity production in their old coal power plants". https://balkangreenenergynews.com/. May 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 2017–2018 Minerals Yearbook, USGS, December 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 "About us (Translated with Google Translate)". https://www.rmub.ba/. Retrieved January 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Nesvakidašnja potražnja za ugljem iz Banovića, rudniku problem stvara ograničena proizvodnja". https://www.klix.ba/. 3 September 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Rudnik u Banovićima se ponovo zadužuje, traže kredit od 2,5 miliona KM". https://www.klix.ba/. June 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Ministar Lakić sa predstavnicima RMU Banovići i EP BiH: Trenutne izazove pred kojima je ovaj rudnik moramo zajednički prevazići". fmeri.gov.ba. 3 October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Stefan Radulovikj,Bosnia's Banovici coal miner plans to boost production by up to 600,000 tonnes, See News, September 28, 2020
  12. "Informacija o stanju u rudnicima FBiH" (PDF). parlamentfbih.gov.ba. November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Informacija o stanju u rudnicima FBiH" (PDF). parlamentfbih.gov.ba. November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Energy Sector Study - Coal Mines (page 30 reserves)" (PDF). www.eihp.hr.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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