Bhatia International to set up a coal washery at Gondegaon in Parshivni Taluk in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. It will be a greenfield coal washery with a capacity of 3.5 mtpa. The unit is being established to wash coal allotted to the linkage MAHAGENCO on behalf of M/s Gupta Coalfields & Washeries Ltd. which has sub-let 25% of the work to M/s Bhatia International Ltd for a period of one year. It is proposed to establish the coal washery unit in two phases 1.5 MTPA and 2 MTPA. The source of coal would be Gondegaon opencast Coal mine of M/s WCL which is about 8 km form the washery and 1.5 km from Dongri Railway Siding.
Ultratech Cement to set up a coal washery at Awarpur Cement Works located at Awarpur in Korpana Taluk in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The proposed rated capacity of the coal washery is 1.2 mtpa. The company is presently procuring coal from M/s WCL and the coal quality is poor and uneven requiring washed coal for use in the Cement Plant. The middling would be used in the TPP and the coal waste rejects which have some calorific value could be sold to end users. The flyash generated in the TPP would be used in clinker production
ACC Kymore Cement Works to set up coal washery at Kymore in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. The washery will use Heavy media Cyclone Process using magnetite powder, and the cleaned coal would be used in kilns and the middling (50-55% ash) would be used in the boilers. Fine coal cake generated in the process is also mixed with the clean coal achieving zero waste generation and fulfilling the conservation of mineral resource. The entire washery process is operated under wet conditions. The power requirement of the coal washery of 1450 KW would be met from the existing captive power plant installed at the Kymore Cement Works.
Bhatia International to expand coal washery at Nimbala in Wani Tehsil in Yavatamal district of Maharashtra. The proposed rated capacity fo the mine is to be expanded from 4.0 mtpa to 6.0 mtpa. The raw coal is to souced from WCL mines located at distances of 7-14 km by road. Washed coal is is to transported to a railway siding situated at a distance of 3.5 km from the washery. Coal rejects will be utilised at the FBC based TPP to be established in Ghuggus at a distance of 14km.
Birla Corporation to set up a 0.96 mtpa of coal washery in Rahurajnagar tehsil in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. It is being set up for captive use of Satna Cement Works and Birla Vikas Cement works. The project also involves setting up of 27 MW FBC thermal power plant to use 3.58 mtpa of coal rejects generated from the coal washery. The coal is to be sourced from Charcha OCP and Vadgaon OCP of M/s SECL located in Korba. The technology to be used is Batac Jig which is zero-discharge. The washed coal would be transported to the cement plant by covered conveyors with adequate water spraying arrangements at all transfer points.