The colossus of MB
"Kolubara", three mining machines, up to 32 meters high and weighing
up to 1,500 tons, started crossing the Ibarska highway, three railway crossings,
and a local road on a 13-kilometer long route to the Field "G" mine.
The Bucket Wheel Excavator
"Glodar 4", "Spreader 1", and ArsB 3000x50 started on
December 21st from the site where they were rehabilitated and
prepared for work on new locations, and on the 23rd they will
complete the transition through the transport infrastructure. The excavator and
two spreaders are to be transferred to the western mines of
"Kolubara" to speed up the removal of the overburden at the mines
Field "G" and "Tamnava – West Field" and to provide
conditions for coal exploitation at "Radljevo“.
- Bucket Wheel Excavator
"Glodar 4" has been completely repaired during the past few months
and we expect that it will be on the transporters of Field "G" in two
days. The ultimate goal of "Glodar 4" is the mine "Tamnava –
West Field", but the excavator will work on Field "G" in the
coming months due to the opening of new quantities of coal and more stable and
safer production from the western mines. When the weather conditions allow it,
in April or May, the excavator will continue towards its final goal - said
Srdjan Alimpijević, Director of the Surface Mines in MB "Kolubara",
who attended the transport of equipment.
He said that the agreed
quantities of coal are delivered from MB "Kolubara", without any
- In the previous days, we have
witnessed attacks aimed at the "Electric Power Industry of Serbia",
MB "Kolubara" and coal itself. The situation that arose in TENT has
been successfully overcome, the power generation is going smoothly and the
agreed quantities of good quality coal are going to the thermal power plant
without any problems. Delivery will increase day by day, according to the
scheduled production - Alimpijević pointed out. - Although individuals from the
Ministry of Mining and Energy expressed doubts about our data, even some
independent institutes, which were hired by the Ministry, confirmed the
accuracy of EPS’ information on the quantities of discovered coal. According to
the recordings, "Kolubara" has 7.1 million tons of discovered coal.
He rejected the accusations
of lobbyists and so-called green energy fighters, who have been repeating for
days that only mud came from Kolubara.
- That is not true, it offends
the miners from "Kolubara". Coal has not been mined for the last
five, six days, or that weekend, it has been mined for decades. And coal has
always been black gold, and it has maintained energy stability. At the meeting
with Aleksandar Vučić, the President of Serbia, the miners of
"Kolubara" received support - said Alimpijević.
Alimpijević also emphasized
the importance of the work of all services that participated in the preparation
and realization of the transport of mining machines and thanked "Electric
Networks of Serbia", "Roads of Serbia" and "Serbian
Railways" for cooperation in preparing this great work.
The Bucket Wheel Excavator
and two Spreaders on the way to the destination cross the infrastructure
corridor of about 1.5 kilometers, then through Field "D" about nine kilometers,
and from the current to the planned position for "Glodar 4" on Field
"G" route is about 2,5 kilometers.