The steady success story of the growing population of high performance shearer loaders of Eickhoff Bergbautechnik GmbH, Bochum/Germany, in Bosnia is backed by two new orders from the region. The path into a new generation of high performance mining with top-of-the-line equipment was already paved some years back when the two mines Breza and Banovice from Bosnia each decided to install high-performance shearer loaders of the type Eickhoff SL 300.
The current fleet of six Eickhoff SL shearers spread over the entire Balkan region is now supplemented by two additional high performance shearer loaders SL 300, which define the global standard for KPI and Life Cycle Costs in low- and medium-high longwall faces. A recent delivery went to the customer Kakanj in Bosnia while in September 2016 a further contract was signed with the customer Zenica where the shearer will be deployed to its Raspotocje mine (Figure 1). Both of these new projects will be carried out with Eickhoff´s long term cooperating partner Becker Warkop of Poland, which is acting as the main project partner, delivering the full longwall setup.
Further projects and orders are visible and Eickhoff is confident to remain the top supplier of world-class equipment into the region, thus empowering domestic energy producers on their road to success in delivering independent and reliable energy from domestic sources.
Eickhoff Bergbautechnik GmbH