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The Drmno mine is a coal mine owned and operated by OPM Kostolac, a subsidiary of Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), Serbia's state-run power utility.

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Background

OPM Kostolac supplies coal for the TPP Kostolac Power Plant.[1][2] OPM Kostolac also operates the Cirikovac mine and the Klenovnik mine.

In February 2010 EPS and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) signed an $US1.25 preliminary contract for the redevelopment of the Kostolac Power Plant. Under the terms of the preliminary contract CMEC will contribute 85% of the cost of the refurbishment of the plant and the installation of sulphur controls. Xinhua News Agency also reported that the project would also include expanding the capacity of the Drmno mine to 12 million tons of lignite per year and "the construction of the new block B3, by the turnkey system."[3]

EPS has another coal mining subsidiary, MB Kolubara, which operates the the Polje B mine, the Polje D mine, the Tamnava Istok mine and the Tamnava Zapad mine. Between them the four mines produce approximately three-quarters of the lignite in Serbia and supply EPS's TPP Kolubara Power Plant, TPP Nikola Tesla Power Plant and the TPP Morava Power Plant.[4]

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Sources

  1. Elektroprivreda Srbije, "About Us: Basic Data: Economic Assosiation for Coal Production, processing and Transport MB Kolubara plc", Elektroprivreda Srbije website, accessed July 2011.
  2. Elektroprivreda Srbije, "About Us: Basic Data: Facilities for coal production, processing and transport OPM "Kostolac"", Elektroprivreda Srbije website, accessed July 2011.
  3. "China, Serbia sign preliminary contract on power station cooperation", Xinhua News Agency, February 4, 2010.
  4. Elektroprivreda Srbije, "About Us: Basic Data: Facilities for coal production, processing and transport ", Elektroprivreda Srbije website, accessed July 2011.

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