CIL to set 15 new coal washeries to boost washed coal supply

“All efforts will be made to complete the coal washeries by Sept next year.”

The Dollar Business Bureau 

In order to increase the supply of washed coal, Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries will set up 15 new coal washeries, of which 9 are for beneficiation of non-coking coal.

“15 new coal washeries would be set by CIL and its subsidiaries, out of which 9 are for beneficiation of non-coking coal with an aggregate capacity of 94 Mty (75.5 Mty in 1st phase) to increase the washed coal supply, said Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for the Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written response to the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

The subsidiaries include Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) in Odisha, Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) in Jharkhand, and South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) in Chhattisgarh.

Goyal further said that the setting up of coal washeries is a continuous activity and various washeries have already been planned by CIL and other firms.

All efforts will be made to complete the coal washeries by September next year, the minister said.

These washeries will help to enhance the supply of non-coking coal with less than 34% ash for power industries, ensure improved efficiency and less generation of solid waste and air pollutants at power plants, he added.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Nov 18, 2016 12:00 IST
 
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