Kolubara Mine Complex

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The Kolubara Mine Complex is a network of coal mines, operated by RB Kolubara, the mining subsidiary of the state-owned Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), producing 30 million tonnes per annum, near Kalenic, Serbia.[1]

The mine complex has 5 operating pits: Field B/C, Field D, Field G, Tamnava-West Field, and Radljevoan, which opened in 2019. The company has ongoing expansion plans to open production in Field E and produce an additional 12 million tonnes per annum.[2]

The mines produce lignite for the Kolubara B power station, TPP Nikola Tesla Power Plant, and Morava power station.[2]

Location

The photo below shows the exact location of the Kolubara Mine Complex in Serbia.

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Background

The Kolubara Mine Complex is the largest producer of coal in Serbia, producing 52 percent of the country's total electricity.[3]

The mine complex consists of several productive pits:

A map of the pits of the Kolubara mine complex.


Project Details

  • Owner:RB Kolubara
  • Parent Company: Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS)
  • Location: near Kalenic, Serbia
  • GPS coordinates: 44.482913, 20.244569 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating[2]
  • Start year:
  • Mineable reserves: 2.1 billion tons[3]
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Mine depth: 100 m[4]
  • Production: 30 million tonnes per annum[1]
  • Equipment: open pit mining
  • Number of employees: 10,169[1]

Mine Expansion

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bankwatch, The Great Coal Jobs Fraud, Report, June 2018, page 40-41.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Euracoal,Serbia, Country Profile, accessed September 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 A new coal mine opens in Kolubara, Serbia Energy News, October 21, 2019
  4. EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, "COMPLIANCE REVIEW REPORT: EPS KOLUBARA ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT," April, 2012

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