The 700,000 TPA Coal Washery has been set up for washing of RoM coal. The washed coal is being utilized in the DRI plant.
Coal and coal products are mainly used in the production of sponge iron, pig iron and in captive power plant. Coal is India's most abundant, safe and secure fossil fuel for use in Steel Plants, Cement plants and Sponge Iron Plants. However, the only problem is the limited availability of good quality coal. The ingress of extraneous dirt further deteriorates the quality. As a result coal of recommended grade is not available. A dedicated coal washery can only help the supply of washed clean coal of recommended quality to the user plants so as to avoid the disadvantages associated with inferior quality of available coal. Therefore a coal washery having beneficiated capacity of 125 TPH has been set up. The annual current beneficiation capacity is 700,000TPA. The installed capacity has been estimated at 18 hours of working per day and 312 days of working per annum.
The coal washery capacity is being expanded by 700,000 TPA to meet the increased requirement of proposed DRI and power plants.