Serbia: Power utility EPS coal mine Kolubara marks 5 monts stable production

, News Serbia Energy

RB Kolubara, the subsidiary of the Serbian stateowned power utility EPS, which operates the Kolubara coalmines, announced that the company has produced 11.87 million tons of coal in the first five months of 2016.

The statement said that the largest quantity of coal or around 5.3 million tons was produced at Field D open pit mine, which is 2 % more than planned for the period, followed by 5.12 million tons excavated at Tamnava West Field open pit mine. These results were achieved mostly due to excellent production results in May, which exceeded planned production for that month by 7 %.

In 2015, RB Kolubara produced 28.7 million tons of coal, out of EPS’ total production of nearly 37 million tons. The remaining 8.4 million tons of coal in 2015 was produced in Kostolac open pit mines. The 2015 result is excellent considering the consequences of catastrophic floods in May 2014, which affected the coal mining sector throughout the year, transmits