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Construction : Web Exclusive | April 2017 | Source : Infrastructure Today

NLC to double lignite mining capacity to 62.15 MTPA by 2025

NLC India Limited (NLCIL) is set to increase its lignite mining capacity to 62.15 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) by 2025, from its present capacity of 30.60 MTPA. NLCIL also plans to support coal production capacity of 31 MTPA and power generating capacity of 20,971 MW by 2025. The company is also going ahead aggressively with renewable energy projects in the wind and solar segment. Currently, the company has a power generating capacity of 4,295 MW. S K Acharya, Chairman and Managing Director, NLCIL, said that 2016-17 has been a “successful and eventful year” for the company. According to Acharya, the company has “scaled new heights” in its physical performance ever since its inception in the areas of lignite mining and power generation.
 
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