News Brief | December 2015
CIL to enhance washing capacity by 112 mt
Coal India, is to build 15 washeries across its various subsidiaries, through private companies under a build and operate model.
CIL currently owns 17 washeries, five for coking coal (used by the steel and cement industries) and 12 for non-coking (for producing electricity). Of the new ones, six are to handle coking coal and the other nine the other. The cumulative washing capacity is estimated at 112 million tonnes (mt), said senior CIL officials.
The coking washeries would be awarded by Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL), the combined capacity being 18.6 mt. The non-coking ones would be distributed among Mahanadi Coal (four), South Eastern Coal (two) and Central Collieries (three).