SCCL successfully organized a workshop on "Successful Introduction of High Capacity Longwall " on 14th April 2016 at Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad followed by Adriyala Longwall Project visit on 15th and 16th April 2016.






Following dignitaries attended the workshop - Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya, CMD, CIL; Sri S Narsing Rao, IAS, Principal Secretary, Chief Minister Office, Telangana; Mr. Rahul Guha, Director General of Mines Safety; Sri DN Prasad, Advisor (Projects), Ministry of Coal; Mr. Shekhar Saran, CMD, CMPDI; Mr. B. Ramachandra Reddy, CMD, SECL and other senior officers from DGMS,CIL, SCCL, CIMFR, CSIRO, Caterpillar, CODCO, GMMCO Ltd and Educational Institutions like NIT, ISM, UCE KU, Anna University etc.
Total 11 technical papers were presented by CSIRO Scientists Mr. Deepak P Adhikary and Mr. Rao Balusu; Sri Ramesh Kumar, Director (Operations), SCCL and Sri Chandrasekhar, GM (ALP); Mr. Andrew Rutherford, consultant from Australia; Dr. Russel Frith, consultant from Australia; Mr. Brett Moule of Caterpillar; Prof. DC Panigarhi, Director, ISM; Mr. Paul Davis, Mr. Anand Agarwal and Mr. AV Raghuram; Yangfan from CODCO; MD Suresh from GMMCO; Mr. G. Banerjee and Mr. R.V.K. Singh.
Objective of the workshop:
The commitment to reach 1.5 BT by the end of 2019-20 while addressing environmental and social issues needs introduction of mass production technology for enhancing coal production from underground mines. In this context, the role of The Singareni Collieries Company Limited in introduction and more importantly sustaining underground mining technologies needs appreciation in general and in particular the recent performance of their Adriyala Longwall Project, which is India’s largest underground coal mining project with a potential to produce 3 MTPA.
Workshop was organized to showcase the experience gained in Adriyala Longwall Project, which will pave way for introduction of such high end Longwall Technology elsewhere and help in overcoming the earlier impediments and boosting confidence in underground mining technology to facilitate more such technological achievements across the country in the coming years. High capital projects require robust project management skills and continuous risk mitigation strategies to accomplish the projects within the schedule and costs. Use of technology, remote and dynamic monitoring of health and performance of equipment plays vital role in reaping the benefits of using capital intensive technologies.
Bulk production from deep-seated underground coal mines is the need for economic mining. Adriyala project has carved a success story and this workshop was organized to share the learning and deliberate on future prospects. The event provided a platform to bring together eminent Professionals from Government, Industry, Manufacturers, Scientific Institutions and Universities to discuss and deliberate on key issues related to High Capacity Longwall Equipment for enhancing underground production.