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Coal India closes ₹2,900 crore deal for procurement of 96 dumpers

For CIL, whose 95% of the complete coal output is thru opencast mines, dumpers of such excessive capability are pivotal in ferrying Over Burden (OB) from mine working face to dump yard.

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:12 PM IST

State-owned CIL on Wednesday stated it has entered right into a pact value 2,900 crore with a Belarus-based mining gear producer for buy of dumpers. The pact is for buy of 96 dumpers of 240 tonne capability every, Coal India Ltd (CIL) stated in a press release.

”CIL on Saturday final formally signed a significant procurement pact value 2,900 crore, for buy of 96 dumpers of 240 tonne capability every with Belaz, the Belarus-based mining gear producer,” the PSU stated. In August final yr, the CIL board had given its nod for the procurement of those dumpers. All the 2,900 crore funding can be funded via CIL’s personal funds and consists of the price of gear together with the spares and consumables for eight years.

For CIL, whose 95% of the complete coal output is thru opencast mines, dumpers of such excessive capability are pivotal in ferrying Over Burden (OB) from mine working face to dump yard. OB is the extraneous materials that overlays the coal seam, removing of which makes the dry gas’s manufacturing simpler. The batch of 96 dumpers can be deployed in two of the massive opencast mines of South Jap Coalfields Ltd (SECL), the very best coal producing subsidiary of CIL, particularly Gevra and Kusmunda. Whereas 84 machines can be pressed into motion in Gevra, the remaining 12 can be operationalised in Kusmunda. The primary lot of six dumpers would roll into Gevra open solid (OC) enlargement venture inside eight months from the signing of the contract. Thereafter on CIL’s go-ahead as per their efficiency, after one yr from the date of their commissioning, the remaining 90 would observe at 4 machines monthly.

CIL additional stated 66 comparable capability machines are already operational in SECL and as soon as the 96 are added to the present fleet, their whole would swell to 162.

CIL’s overburden removing (OBR) efficiency “has been persistently optimistic because the starting of the fiscal and ending January 2021, the expansion clocked a sturdy 20% at 1106 Million Cubic Metres,” it stated. With the corporate assured of sustaining OBR development momentum, the function of dumpers in transporting the extracted OB will get amplified additional.

That is the second contract that CIL has sealed with Belaz. Earlier it had procured 77 dumpers of 150 tonne capability from the corporate via a worldwide bidding.

CIL accounts for over 80% of home coal output.

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