Coal production starts at NTPC's first coal block at Pakhribarwadih

Coal production starts at NTPC's first coal block at Pakhribarwadih

The first coal rake of NTPC’s Pakri-Barwadih coal mine at Hazaribagh has been flagged-off by Arun Jaitley Union Minister of Finance; Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, N&RE and Mines and  Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Aviation,  through remote control in a ceremony held at Ranchi. Gurdeep Singh CMD, NTPC, Kulamani Biswal, Diretor(Finance) and KK Sharma Director(Operations),  were  present on the occasion.

The coal mine will have capacity of 18 Million Metric Tonne per annum. About 2-3 Million Metric Tonne of coal is  likely to be produced from the mine next year. Coal will be supplied to different power stations of NTPC from the mine, initially Barh Power Station of NTPC will be supplied one coal rake daily.

NTPC is playing a major role in meeting the power needs of the country and contributing to its economic and social development contributing nearly 24% of country’s generation. NTPC has a vision to be the world's leading power company, energizing India's growth and plans to become 130GW company by 2032.

Company has 19 coal based, 7 gas based, 9 solar PV, one Hydro and 9 subsidiaries/joint venture power stations. Company has capacity of over 23,000 MW under implementation at 23 locations across the country including 4300 MW being undertaken by joint venture and subsidiary companies. First wind power project - Rojmal Wind Energy Project 50 MW is being set up in the State of Gujarat at an appraised estimated cost of Rs. 323.35 Crore. 

4 coal stations of NTPC ranked among the top 5 performing stations in the Country in term of PLF for 9 month period. Talcher Thermal, Sipat and Korba with PLF of 91.68%, 89.73% and  87.31% respectively ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd  in the Country. 6 NTPC coal stations were among the top 10 performing stations of the Country in terms of PLF. NTPC’s thermal stations clocked PLF of 77.72% for the nine months of FY 2016-17 as against National PLF of 59.64%. NTPC stations registered the differential PLF spread of 18% over the National average. 

NTPC has embarked on inorganic growth with acquisition of Chhabra Thermal Power Plant. Stage 1 (4x250 MW) will be acquired by March,2017. Stage II (2x660 MW) will be acquired subsequently. Further, NIT has been invited for 3x800 MW for Patratu Thermal Power Project, a JV of NTPC and JBVNL.• Signed MoU to set up a joint venture company to supply 2400 MW power from coal based power project at Dhenkanal, Odisha for meeting captive power requirement of NALCO for proposed greenfield Aluminium Smelter Plant at KamakhyaNagar, Dhenkanal and expansion at Angul in Odisha. 

 

 


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