Talcher coal mines

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The Talcher coal mines are a 52 million tonne-per-annum (MTPA) network of mines on the Talcher coalfield in Odisha state, India.

Location

The map below shows the location of the coal mines, in Angul district, Odisha state.

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Background on Mine

The 52 million tonne-per-annum Talcher coal mines are owned by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India). Talcher is separated into the following mines: Ananta-I & -II (12 MTPA), Bharatpur-I (5 MTPA), Balaram (8 MTPA), Hingula-I & -II/1 & 2 (8 MTPA), Jagannath-I & -II (6 MTPA), Lingaraj-I & -II (13 MTPA), and Nandira Underground (0.3 MTPA).[1][2]

Expansions

The following mines at Talcher are either being built or are currently planned: Ananta-III (3 MTPA), Bharatput-II & -III (15 MTPA), Bhubaneswari (20 MTPA), Gopalprasad (15 MTPA), Hingula-II/3 (7 MTPA), Jagannath Underground (0.7 MTPA), Kaniha (10 MTPA), Talcher Underground (0.5 MTPA), and Natraj Underground (0.6 MTPA).[1]

Coal Washery

In June 2015 Mahanadi Coalfields floated an online tender seeking participation of interested parties to set up a 10 million tonne (mt) per annum coal washery at Talcher. The washery is to be made functional within 18 months from signing of the contract.[3]

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Angul district, Odisha state, India
  • Coordinates: 20.955, 85.115 (approximate) (20.92-20.99 N, 85.01-85.22 E)
  • Status: Operating, with expansions under construction/planned
  • Capacity: 52 MTPA existing, 69 MTPA under development
  • Reserves: 49,955 MT (18,149 MT proven, 27,598 MT indicated, 4,208 MT inferred)[4]
  • In service: 1991-2013 (dates for construction/planned mines unknown)[1]
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: All but 0.3 MTPA is surface
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited 2013-14 Annual Report, pp. 20-21.
  2. Bioprofile of Projects, MCL website, accessed May 2015.
  3. "MCL floats second tender for 10 mt coal washery," Business Standard, June 15, 2015
  4. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.11.

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