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Mahanadi Coal Fields output increases by 10%

Mahanadi Coal Fields, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd has increased its output by 9.46% in coal production in 2009. However, the company has missed it own target production of 104 million tonnes. It could manage only 96.3 million tonnes compared to 88 million tonnes previous year. The shortage is because of unavoidable factors

Singareni Collieries to expand capacity

Singareni Collieries is planning to expand its production to 2 lakh tpa in 2009-10 by extending Srirampur mine in Adilabad. It is also extending its capacity from its open cast mine at Bhupalapali in Warrangal and from a new mine in Managuru in Khammam. Its coal washery at Managuru is also expanded from 1 mtpa to 1.5 mtpa. However, the company has revised its policies by including rejecting rights with the company. It is negotiating with companies for building 3 coal washeries on BOT basis.

SCCL coal production up


Singaneri Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL)  has improved its production efficiency. It is close to achieve its set target of 41.5 metric tonne and is expected to achieve 43.6 metric tonne by end of this year. Currently, it has supplied its excess production to APGENCO & NTPC and it expects to meet its other customer target. (KPC & Maharashtra State Generation Power Co Ltd). The company is also selling its excess production through e-auction and it has garnered sales to the tune of Rs.2040 million.


Coal India get allotment for two blocks in Mozambique

Coal India, which has trying for years to acquire coal assets, has finally got two blocks A1 and A2 from Mozambique as a part of bilateral relationship. As part of agreement, Coal India will invest upto Rs. 6000 to 7000 million over a period of 5 years. Plans will be drawn now to carry out exploratory drilling to assess coal quality and also for evacuation of the same to India.

Coal India now favours long-wall mining technology

In a bid to salvage its mining operations at Moonidih, Coal India Ltd, has awarded the contract to Zhengzhou, a mining technology firm from China, with stiff penalty clauses. It will ensure assured production from the mine and thereby reduces loss to 2-3rd and recovering its investment in this technology (Rs.4360 million). It may be noted that CIL has introduced this technology earlier and it has not shown favourable results and Zhengzhou has shown interest in development, mining and operation  & maintenance of Indian underground coal mines.


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