State-owned power major National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has started work on expanding operations at its Pakri Barwadih coal mine in Jharkhand. The target is to achieve annual mining capacity of 18 million tonnes.
NTPC is now looking for consultant to prepare a feasibility report for North West Quarry of its Pakri Barwadih coal mine, according to its tender notice.
A PTI report quoted a source as saying: “The company has planned to mine 18 million tonnes of coal per annum. In short term, about 2-3 million tonnes of annual coal production capacity is planned to be achieved by next year.”
NTPC is a Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a “Government Company” within the meaning of the act.
NTPC’s core business is generation and sale of electricity to state-owned power distribution companies and State Electricity Boards in India. The company also undertakes consultancy and turnkey project contracts that involve engineering, project management, construction management and operation and management of power plants.
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