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.
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.
The photo below shows the exact location of the Kolubara Mine Complex in Serbia.
The Kolubara Mine Complex is the largest producer of coal in Serbia, producing 52 percent of the country's total electricity.
The mine complex consists of several productive pits:
- Owner:RB Kolubara
- Parent Company: Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS)
- Location: near Kalenic, Serbia
- GPS coordinates: 44.482913, 20.244569 (exact)
- Mine status: Operating
- Start year:
- Mineable reserves: 2.1 billion tons
- Coal type: Lignite
- Mine type: Surface
- Mine depth: 100 m
- Production: 30 million tonnes per annum
- Equipment: open pit mining
- Number of employees: 10,169
- Owner: RB Kolubara, Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS)
- Name: Field E
- Mine status: Proposed
- Production: 12 million tonnes per annum 
Articles and resources
- Bankwatch, The Great Coal Jobs Fraud, Report, June 2018, page 40-41.
- Euracoal,Serbia, Country Profile, accessed September 2020
- A new coal mine opens in Kolubara, Serbia Energy News, October 21, 2019
- EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, "COMPLIANCE REVIEW REPORT: EPS KOLUBARA ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT," April, 2012