NTPC has been awarded a mining contract to Australian firm Theiss India, mining operation at Pakri Barwadih Coal Mining project in Barkagaon Block of Hazaribagh District, a senior company official said here today.
"The duration of the present contract will be for little over 22 years," the official told PTI requesting not to be quoted.
The decision, he added, comes in the wake of the NTPC recently getting three coal blocks to feed thermal power.
The Australian Company was asked to ensure quality and quantity of the coal to be mined, he said adding it would produce 15 million tonnes of coal from Pakri Barwadih coal mining project alone.
NTPC have also been awarded two more coal blocks at Chatti Bariatu and Keredari in Keredari Block of the district for which the production would start after finalisation of work contract, he said.
Meanwhile, N N Misra, Director(Operation) NTPC along with S N Goel Executive Director (Fuel and Security) yesterday visited the coal mining project at Pakri Barwadih coal mining project.
They also met Hazaribagh Deputy Commissioner Ravindra Kumar Agarwal and discussed on expediting land acquisition process of the three coal mining projects at Pakri Barwadih, Chatti Bariatu and Keredari Mishra, according to official sources.
They apprised the DC of the company's programmes under Corporate Social Responsibility programme.