Coal India to procure mining equipment worth USD 2 bn through global tender
"We'll procure mining equipment of Rs 12,000-13,000 crore in the next three years," Coal India Chairman Anil Kr Jha said here yesterday.
He said this year contracts worth Rs 4000-5000 crore could be placed with the vendors. Jha said that he desired that PSUs to bid for contracts and expected that they would match international parameters.
The Coal India has set a target of producing 630 million tonnes in 2018-19 and one billion tonnes in the next three to four years.
The CILs productivity per man each shift has been much below than international benchmark of 13 tonnes per man shift, he said adding that the Coal Ministry had asked the miner to follow the international parameters in the cost of production, quality, grade, equipment performance, the unit cost of production and environmental concerns.
He said to meet the yardstick of the best global standard was difficult due to socio-economic factors in India. "But, if we know our position then we can definitely improve from we are now," Jha said. Jha was speaking on the sidelines of an event of MoU signing between BEML and Heavy Engineering Corporation to produce mining equipment jointly.
The collaboration will help both the BEML and the HEC to manufacture rope shovels and walking draglines of various capacities with higher indigenisation in lesser time and cost leveraging the strength, company sources said.
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