Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation

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Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) is a government owned minerals development company. GMDC operates lignite, bauxite, fluorspar, metals and manganese mines and processing plants as well as power generation projects.

Lignite mines

GMDC describes itself as the "largest merchant seller of lignite in the Country". Its projects are:

Coal power projects

GMDC's only existing coal power projects is the 250 megawatt Akrimota Power Project which was commissioned in 2007. The power station is at the pit head of the Panandhro Lignite Mine.[1]

Proposed coal projects

GMDC states that it is involved in proposed coal-fired power stations which it would supply the coal for. The company states that it has:[2]

  • "executed Coal Supply Agreement with M/s. KSK Energy Ventures Ltd. & M/s. Wardha Power Company Ltd., Hyderabad, for setting up of 1750 MW power project based on Coal to be supplied by GMDC from Morga-II coal block in Chhatisgarh";
  • "setting up of power projects by M/s. Adani Enterprise Limited and M/s. Torrent Power Limited based on the coal to be supplied by GMDC from Naini Coal Block in Orissa";
  • a 500 MW power plant at Bhavnagar. The company states that it is involved in "setting up of power project at Bhavnagar in JV with 7 other PSUs of Govt. of Gujarat. JVC to implement the project has already been incorporated in the name of M/s. Bhavnagar Energy Co. Ltd. Mining will be carried out by GMDC as the Mine operator."
  • a 80 MW Power Project which involved the "setting up of power plant based on lignite of Tadkeshwar mines of GMDC in JV with M/s. Gujarat Refoils & Solvents Limited, Ahmedabad. JVC to implement the project has already been incorporated in the name of M/s. Gujarat Gokul Power Limited."

GMDC also states that it has executed a memorandum of understanding with "M/s. Rachana Global LDA, Mozambique, to carry mining in JV at Mozambique."

Contact details

Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited
132 feet - Ring Road,
Vastrapur,
Ahmedabad - 380052
Phone : 079-27913501, 27913200
Fax : 079-27913038
Email : contact AT gmdcltd.com
Website: http://www.gmdcltd.com/

Resources and articles

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References

  1. GMDC, "Power: Akrimota Power Project", Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation website, accessed November 2011.
  2. GMDC, "New Projects", Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation website, accessed November 2011.