At the press conference, organized by the Pljevlja coalmine due to different public interpretation of data on the quantity and quality of coal in Pljevlja basin in relation to the project for the construction of second unit at thermal power plant Pljevlja, it was said that the basin has enough coal reserves for the operation of send unit at TPP Pljevlja, namely 65 million tons of appropriate quality, with the additional 25 million tons which needs further research and analysis.
The press conference was attended by the Executive Director of Pljevlja coalmine Slavoljub Popadic and the experts of German company Fichtner, Bernd Vels and David Niggemann. Since last October, Pljevlja coalmine and Fichtner are working on the study which should be completed by the end of June, and should show whether there is enough coal reserves for the operation of second unit at TPP Pljevlja. The study should also offer model of optimization of production costs in such a way that the price of coal would be at the same time acceptable for power utility EPCG, as the investor of the project, and sustainable for the coalmine.
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