Ib Valley coal mines

From Global Energy Monitor

The Ib Valley Bandhabal coal mines are a 95 million ton-per-annum (MTPA) network of opencast mines, operated by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India, in the Ib Valley coalfield in Odisha state, India.[1]

As of 2019, the company has proposed expansions of the mines totaling between 26 to 46 MTPA.[1]

The operating mines in the Ib Valley, include: Basundhara, Garjanbahal, Kulda mines, Siarmal, the Integrated Belpahar-Lakhanpur-Lilari Project, Samleswari mines and Lajkura.[2]

Location

The map below shows the location of the Ib Valley coal mines in Odisha state, India. The Basundhara mine is at the center.

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Background on Mine

The 95 million ton-per-annum Ib Valley coal mines are owned by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (a subsidiary of state-owned Coal India).[3]

Expansions

In 2013, the Ib Valley expansion projects included Gopalji- Kaniha opencast project (30 MTPA), Kulda-Garjanbahal Expansion (40 MTPA), and Lajkura-Orient Expansion (15 MTPA).[3], but these have all been shelved and likely canceled.

Mine Details

  • Sponsor: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
  • Parent company: Coal India
  • Location: Bandhabal, Jharsuguda district, Odisha state, India
  • Coordinates: 22.059284, 83.730400 (exact)
  • Status: Operating/Proposed
  • Capacity: 95 MTPA Total (Basundhara (7 MTPA); Garjanbahal (10 MPTA); Kulda (10 MTPA); Siarmal (50 MTPA),[4] Integrated Belpahar-Lakhanpur-Lilari Project (30 MTPA), Samleswari mines (12 MTPA) and Lajkura (2.5 MTPA)).[3]
  • Reserves: 23,755 MT (9,135 MT proven, 9,513 MT indicated, 5,108 MT inferred) (total is for entire Ib Valley coalfield)[5] In 2019, the mineable reserves of the Integrated Belpahar-Lakanpur-Lilari Project received a significant upgrade from 299.74 million tonnes to 1262 million tonnes.[6]
  • In service:
  • Permits:
  • Coal type:
  • Mining method: opencast
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited,Bioprofile of Projects, accessed March 16, 2020
  2. Coal India, MCL Annual Report 2017-2018,accessed March 16, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mahanadi Coalfields Limited 2013-14 Annual Report, pp. 20-21.
  4. Environmental Impact Statement Siarmal
  5. Coal Directory of India 2012-13, Ministry of Coal, 2014, p. 2.11.
  6. Environmental Clearance, January 2019

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