The joint-stock company Elektroprivreda Srbije signed a contract
with the Danish company FLSmidth on
the purchase of a technology license for five Bucket Wheel Excavators
"SchRs 740" with a capacity of 4,800 cubic meters per hour.
- From the Danish company FLSmidth, which is the successor of the
company Thyssen Krupp, we will take over the technical documentation and the
license right for the production of Bucket Wheel Excavators, which will enable Kolubara Metal to make two excavators
for Field E and later on three more for the branch TPP-OCMs Kostolac - said Miroslav Tomašević, Acting General Manager
of EPS JSC. - This contract is
crucial for EPS because we are facing a decreasing interest of excavator
manufacturers to participate in tenders. Now that we have the licenses, we will
be able to build the excavators that we need in the coal production process. We
will use our own resources, knowledge, experience and technique with all
prescribed technical standards to produce mining equipment that ensures stable
production of coal and power generation.
The license from the contract
with FLSmidth, worth three million
euros, includes specified patents and projects, including technical drawings
and complete documentation required for the production and assembly of the
excavators. Kolubara Metal, which
will manufacture excavators under a Danish license, already has the license
right to produce bandwagon conveyors with a capacity of 4,800 cubic meters per
hour. The start of the construction of the first excavator under this license
is expected in three months.