EFT News

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Another year of record production at the Stanari mine

The excavation at the Stanari mine continued its impressive growth in 2011 with yet another set of record breaking results. 926.938 tonnes of coal was excavated, surpassing start of year plans by 13%. 7.980.695 m3 of overburden soil was removed, 60% more than was expected at the beginning of the year. All this was achieved in tandem with reduction of per unit production costs. At the end of 2011 there were 2 000 000 tonnes of uncovered coal at the Stanari mine.   


In addition, several key activities have beedn completed during the year. These include:

  • Successful land acquisition in the mine area, enabling unhindered development of the mine
  • Relationships with the three key clients in Bosnia and Herzegovina - NATRON-HAYAT, SISECAM SODA and Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine - has been strenghtened and expanded
  • The mine has been recertified to adhere with the international ISO standards, including ISO 90001-Quality Management System, ISO-14001 – Environmental management System, OHSAS 18001 – Safety management certification, while the mine’s laboratory has been certified to adhere with the ISO 1725 standards.