Profile of Neyveli Lignite Corporation

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Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) was incorporated in 14th November of the year 1956 as a private limited company under the house of Government of India (GOI). It went to public in 7th March of the year 1986. The main core activity of NLC is lignite excavation and power generation using lignite excavated. Neyveli lignite corporation has been conferred with “MINIRATNA” status in 2004. In commencement of Golden Jubilee Celebrations ( 1956-2006) the Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr,Manmohan Singh, visited Neyveli on 04.02.2006 and laid foundation stone for Mine-I and TPS II Expansation.Vision of NLC To emerge as a leading mining and power company.Mission of NLC * Strive towards greater cost competitiveness and work towards continue financial strength. * Continually imbibe best practices from the best India and international organization engaged in power generation and mining. * Be a preferred employer by offering attractiveness avenues of carrier growth andexcellent work environment and by developing human resource to match international standards, * Play an active role in society and sensitive to emerging environmental issues.LIGNITE RESERVES: Geological reserves of lignite in the country have been estimated at around 36009 million tons. As on 01-01-2004 out of the above 4150(MT) of lignite spread over an area of 480 Sq.KM is on the Neyveli Lignite fields in cuddalore district of which around 2360 million tons have been proved.EXSISTING PROJECTS :MINE – I The lignite seam was first exposed in August 1961 and regular mining of lignite commenced in May 1962. German excavation technology in open cast mining, using Bucket Wheel Excavators, Conveyors and Spreaders were used for the first time in the country in Neyveli Mine-I. The capacity of this mine was 6.5 MT which met the fuel requirement of TS-I. The capacity was increased to 10.5MT of lignite per annum from March 2003 under Mine-I expansion scheme and at present meets the fuel requirement for generating power from TPS-I and TPS-I Expansion.MINE – IIIn February, 1978 Government of India sanctioned the Second Lignite Mine of capacity 4.7 MT of lignite per annum and in February `83, Government of India sanctioned the expansion of Second Mine capacity from 4.7 Million Tonnes to 10.5 Million Tonnes. Unlike Mine-I, Mine-II had to face problems in the excavation of sticky clayey soil during initial stage. The method of mining and equipment used are similar to that of Mine-I. The seam is the same as of Mine-I and is contiguous to it. The lignite seam in Mine-II was first exposed in September 1984 and the excavation of lignite commenced in March, 1985. GOI sanctioned the expansion of Mine-II from 10.5 MTPA to 15.0 MTPA of lignite in October 2004 with a cost of Rs. 2295.93 crore. Mine-II Expansion project was completed on 12th March 2010. The lignite excavated from Mine-II meets the fuel requirements of Thermal Power Station-II and Thermal Power Station–II Expansion under implementation.MINE – IAGovernment of India sanctioned the project Mine-I A of 3 million tonnes of lignite per annum at a sanctioned cost of Rs. 1032.81 crores in February'98. This project is mainly to meet the lignite requirement of M/s ST-CMS for their power plant and also to utilize the balance lignite to the best commercial advantage of NLC. The project was completed on 30th March 2003 within time and cost schedule.THERMAL POWER STATION-I:

The 600 MW Neyveli Thermal Power Station-I in which the first unit was synchronized in May'62 and the last unit in September'70 consists of six units of 50 MW each and three units of 100 MW each. The Power generated from Thermal Power Station-I after meeting NLC's requirements is fed into Tamil Nadu Electricity Board which is the sole beneficiary. Due to the aging of the equipment / high pressure parts, Life extension programme has been approved by GOI in March 1992 with an estimated cost of Rs.315.23 crore and was...
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