Rovinari Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Rovinari Coal Mine is an open-pit mining exploitation, the largest in Romania, located in Rovinari, Gorj County. Mining began there in 1978.

(Multiple open cut pits are incorporated in the Rovinari Mine).

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The legal entity managing the Rovinari mine is the National Company of Lignite Oltenia, which was set up in 1997.[1]

The exploitation has four open pits - Tismana I, Tismana II, Gârla - Rovinari Est, and Pinoasa - that produced 8 million tonnes of lignite in 2008. The mine has around 3,000 workers. The total proven recoverable reserves of the mine amount to 180 million tonnes of lignite.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rovinari Coal Field". National Company of Lignite Oltenia. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2009-02-24.

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