New maneuver diesel locomotive for the coal mine Zenica – Investment of EP BiH

New maneuver diesel locomotive in brown coal mine „ Zenica“ has been in operation from 13.February 2015 , procured by JP Elektroprivreda BiH within process of the mine recapitalization . The investment value is 939,500 KM without VAT.

The  maneuver steam locomotive  previously used will be replaced by  new locomotive MDD 3-00 with Caterpillar diesel motor CAT C6,6  ACERT – with total capacity 300 kW . The maneuver diesel locomotive will ensure more reliable coal transport , increase the capacity , level of technological process and reduce  costs  and maintenance time  .
Total value of the realized EP BiH investment to coal mine Zenica amount to 23,5 million KM  from  planned  25.5 million  KM . Senad Sarajlić  Executive manager for generation in EP BiH talking about new invstments of Elektroprivreda BiH emphasized aim to be improved work  conditions in the mine Zenica in future planning new investment for  works in open pit „Raspotočje“ and procurement of front head  machine in value of 19 million KM .  Considering  that the previous locomotive emmitted ceratin  flue gasses ,  JP Elektroprivreda BiH realized procurement of purchase of new diesel locomotive , having in mind  needs of RMU Zenica and  local community , so reducing negative impact to the environment . Esad Čivić Director of RMU Zenica  emphasized that the  investment  in coal  mine  Zenica will have full effect after montage of mentioned front  head machine in pit  „Raspotočje „  and therefore significant increase  of  the coal production .
The producer of locomotive is Express – Service OOD Bulgaria and   supplier is  KATIRE BH d.o.o. Sarajevo . The ceremony  were  attended  by representatives of JP Elektroprivreda BiH ,  coal mine RMU  „Zenica“  and  officials of municipaity Zenica .