New life for Sasa

2007 Nov 28

Profitability is being restored at the Sasa mine, one of the most important base metal mines in the Balkans, following new investment in modern equipment and a programme of dedicated service and maintenance. M&C investigates.

Successful teamwork between the new owner of the Sasa mine ? Russian company Romtrade ? and Atlas Copco, is gradually transforming an outdated mining operation into a modern and productive business.

The Sasa mine is located about 150 km east of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, in the Osogovo mountain region. In 2001, ore production was below 350,000 t per year. Today, production is up to 700,000 t/y and expanding to 850,000 t/y through the re-opening of an old mining area.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.