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Indian coking coal import in Apr-Feb surges by 12pct YoY

Coal News - Published on Thu, 22 Mar 2018

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Economic Times reported that according to mjunction, India's coking coal import increased to 43.53 million tonne from 38.83 million tonne during the period April 2017 - February 2018, a YoY jump of 12.10%. Indian steel industry has been groping for a dependable solution to meet the growing demand for coking coal.

To address the issue a day-long workshop was jointly organised by Steel Authority of India Limited and Indian Institute of Metals in Kolkata on Tuesday. The workshop titled – Coking Coal for Indian Steel Industry: Issues and Challenges, touched upon the issues and challenges pertaining to coking coal in steel industry for drawing attention of policy makers.

Over 100 industry participants presented their ideas for augmenting supplies of Coking & Metallurgical Coal to the Steel Sector by improved coal washing. The workshop also focused on challenges in making quality coke to suit large capacity blast furnaces, and on the process development and blending in coal & coke making to enhance indigenous coking coal supply through beneficiation.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Thu, 22 Mar 2018
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