The company, in the framework of the expansion of its know-how, is piloting for the first time in Greece, in the field of exploitation of lignite mines, the simultaneous application of the methods of open excavation and underground mining exploitation. The success of the afore mentioned project will ensure:
I) the maximum possible removal of the lignite deposit in the Prosilio lignite mine and any other lignite mine fulfills the conditions of application. This makes it possible to exploit lignite deposits which, due to their high extraction costs, were considered to be uneconomic.
II) minimizing the environmental impact of lignite extraction.