Adani wins coal import order

Pratim Ranjan Bose Kolkata | Updated on January 27, 2011 Published on January 26, 2011

The State Government-controlled West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL) has awarded a contract for importing one million tonne of Indonesian thermal coal over 12 months to Adani group.

Though the 4,170-MW utility has imported coal in piecemeal basis in the past, this is the largest import contract awarded by company. The utility is the single largest source of power to West Bengal and requires approximately 15 million tonnes of coal a year.

State Government sources said that the imported coal will be used for blending with the allotted low-value supplies from Coal India Ltd. Apart from imports the company is also trying to enter into a contract with Eastern Coalfields Ltd — a CIL subsidiary — for supply of approximately one million tonne of high-grade coal at import parity prices.

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Published on January 26, 2011
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