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CIL WCL to Double Coal Despatch Capacity

Coal News - Published on Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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PTI reported that Coal India Limited’s subsidiary Western Coalfields Ltd has prepared an ambitious road map to almost double its coal despatch capacity through the rail mode. WCL has set Mission 100 Days agenda to streamline activities to reach peak despatch of 50 rakes per day from January next year with support from railways. With expected substantial increase in demand, WCL has taken pro-active steps to gear up for additional coal crushing, transporting and loading facility for increasing coal despatch through rail to a level of 50 rakes per day from next January. This will increase average loading during the year to 40 rakes per day and peak of 50 rakes. Average of 2019-20 was 23 rakes and peak was 29 rakes per day

On discussion with state gencos of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh as well as NTPC and independent power producers, WCL expects additional coal demand of around 25 million tonnes per annum from these consumers after getting swapped from other subsidiaries of Coal India and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd.

WCL produced 57.6 Million Tonnes of coal and despatched 52.5 Million Tonnes of coal during 2019-20. WCL has planned to reach a production of 75 Million Tonnes by 2023-24 and 100 Million Tonnes by 2026-27.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 15 Sep 2020
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