Among the consequences of this natural disaster, which struck in August 2020, was the flooding of a coal mine beneath a thermal power plant managed by the state company, ESM-North Macedonia.More than 300,000 cubic metres of water had flooded the lower parts of the mine, effectively disabling all its working operations. This had major ramifications, as ESM’s thermal power plant is an integral part of North Macedonia’s energy system. It supplies three times 265 megawatts of power, generating 70 percent of the country’s overall power requirements.The mine had to be drained, quickly and effectively. Extra pressure was added by the coming winter season, as North Macedonians’ lives and wellbeing would depend on the plant’s ability to produce electricity from its processed coal.With such high stakes, ESM turned to its trusted supplier and partner of more than 10 years, Simtech Solution, which specialises in devising automation and SCADA systems, and power distribution and management for environments including industrial automation, water treatment, and more...
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