Serbia: The first tons of the Kolubara coal started towards TPP TENT, The first step in the country renovation26. May 2014. / News Serbia Energy
The first tons of the Kolubara lignite from the mine Field “B”, the oldest active open pit mine of the Mining Basin “Kolubara”, launched towards thermal power plant “Nikola Tesla B” in Obrenovac. The train composition with 21 carriages of the Railway transport of the branch “Processing”, a week after the interruption of production, launched the first lignite tons towards TENT B, which will make a major contribution to the stabilization of the Serbia power system.
-This is the first step in the restoration of the flooded country- on this occasion said the Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antic, expressing appreciation on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, to the “Kolubara” miners because they preserve the productive capacity of the mining giant with superhuman efforts. He pointed out that the power system would be completely stabilized when began electricity production in TENT “A”, which was expected soon.
On this occasion acting director general of the “Serbia Power Utility Company”Aleksandar Obradovic said that Serbian energy sector suferded major damage but that employees in EPS were fully comitted to the capacity reconstruction.
– If we today fight battle for “Kostolac”, TENT and thermal power plant “Morava” in Svilajnac, tomorrow we will fight in Serbia for “Kolubara”. This system is brought back to life thanks to the people who have given their best in recent days. Thanks to those who have spent days and nights in the extremely difficult conditions, thanks to state authorities, relevant ministers and representatives of the Government – said on that occasion. –It is very important to start production at any scale. Drives in the “Processing” have been over two meters under the water for seven days, and we send now the first train with coal. It shows how hard it is to start all this, and in particular the production of coal-fired system. In the next days we await for the production start on the ECS system on Field “D” which will raise production level to 30.000 tons of coal daily, said director RB “Kolubara” Milorad Grčić.
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