Dejan Milijanović
Дејан Милијановић

Dejan Milijanović

Assistant Minister

He was born in 1973 in Lazarevac.

He graduated from the Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade. He is the author of several professional papers in the field of mining, surface mining, which were presented both in the country and abroad.

He started employment in D.D. RB Kolubara in 1999.

  • From 2000, he held the positions of the Head of the BTO system, Assistant Manager and Manager of the open pit mine "Field D".
  • He became the Manager of Field D in 2011.
  • In February 2012, during the unprecedented snowfall and state of emergency, maintaining the production and operational readiness of the equipment was an exceptional engineering challenge and endeavour.
  • In 2013, he became the Director of the Surface Mines branch of the company RB Kolubara.

Significant projects implemented during his mandate: Pumping out 224 million cubic meters of water and restarting production. The apocalyptic floods that occurred in May 2014, completely stopped production at the flooded surface mines. Pumping out 224 million cubic meters of water, restarting production and preserving the stability of the slopes of the landfill are deemed to be engineering achievements that are rarely seen in the mining sector across Europe or internationally.

In 2016, he was appointed to the position of Director for Coal Production of the RB Kolubara branch.

Significant results during the mandate at the position of Director for Coal Production of the RB Kolubara branch: Relocation of line infrastructure facilities. The main emphasis, in addition to achieving the quantities of coal that were planned according to the balance in order to preserve the stability of electricity supply and operational readiness of excavation and auxiliary machinery, was placed on the extremely demanding relocation of line infrastructure facilities, namely, on the west side of the Kolubara river basin in Phase II, through the area of the internal landfill of the surface mine Tamnava East in the length of 2.6 km, which was completed in July 2017, and relocation of the IB-class State Road No. 22 Belgrade-Ljig in the length of 7 247 m, as preconditions for opening a new surface mine Field G, which started with the exploitation of the coal overburden layer on September 2, 2017.

On the eastern side of the basin, activities were performed on the relocation of line facilities, the river Peštan and control of flood water runoff, as well as on the relocation of the local road Baroševac-Zeoke-Vreoci (former road R-201) with accompanying infrastructure, construction of facilities in the infrastructure corridor Field E, as basic precondition for opening a surface mine Field E.

  • In 2018, he took over the position of the Director of the Department for Production, Processing and Transport of Coal and Overburden, the Directorate for Coal Production.
  • In February 2019, he was appointed Executive Director for Technical Affairs of Coal Production in PE EPS.

Significant results during the mandate as the Executive Director for Technical Affairs of Coal Production in PE: At the end of 2019, the Coal Production Directorate in PE EPS achieved the production of 38,189,418 tons of coal, which is 103.3% compared to 2018, since in 2018, 36,983,103 tons of coal were produced.

At the end of 2020, the Coal Production Directorate achieved the production of 39,091,356 t of coal, which is 102.4% compared to the production in 2020.

At the end of January 2021, the Coal Production Directorate in PE EPS achieved the excavation of 3,508,953 t of coal, which is 101, 95% compared to January 2020, when 3,444,945 t of coal was excavated.

The Coal Quality Management Project, in the Kolubara branch, which was completed in December 2020, in the coming period guarantees a reduction of specific coal consumption in thermal power plants, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, and the implementation of the study Coal Quality Management in PE EPS. The implementation of the study of Coal Quality Management of the Republic of Serbia, guarantees an increase in the quality of coal, which in the coming period represents a pillar of stability of the power system.

In March 2021, he was appointed Assistant Minister of Mining and Energy.