During the 2014 floods in South East Europe, the Kolubara open-pit-mine (lignite) owned by Elektro Privreda Serbia (EPS) in Lazarevac Serbia was flooded within 48hrs with water. We managed in strong cooperation with EPS and the main-contractor Juzna Backa to pump 150.000.000m3 of water out of this open-pit-mine in the river Kolubara (where the water initially came from) in record time.More than 150 trailers with material left from the Netherlands to SerbiaA total of 20 diesel driven HK700 pumps with a combined total capacity of more than 100.000 m3/hour and more than 7 km of pipework was transported to the mine..At the end of April 2015, after a period of more than 8 months and a total of 40.679 operational pumping hours, the Kolubara mine is almost fully operational again, bringing Van Heck’s contribution to this massive project to an end. Using Van Heck’s expertise, HK700 pumps and piping material, a total of 150.000.000m3 is removed from the mine.

We are proud to say that we have successfully concluded our biggest mobile pumping operation to date!