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The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. is the oldest Govt. Mining Company in the country having a history of more than 125 years in coal mining. The company produced 64.023 MT of coal in the year 2019-20 and is a profit making and dividend paying company. The company is strong in Modern Coal Mining Technologies in Opencast and Underground Mines, usage of IT, Equipment Maintenance, Coal Handling and Modern Management practices including implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) project.

It has charted out an aggressive growth strategy by leveraging its core competency in Coal Mining operations by extension of its business operations into.
Consultancy related to coal mining
  • Coal Exploration and Evaluation
  • Mine Planning, Design and Construction
  • Mine Survey
  • Human Resource Development
  • Contract Management
  • Management Services
  • Analytical Services
  • Recruitment
  • Mines Rescue Services
Coal mining expansion in India
(outside SCCL command Area)
  • Technical service Provider
  • Owner's Engineer
  • Business Partner
    • Consortium
  • Power Generation (Thermal / Solar)
  • Explosive Manufacturing (Captive use)
  • Processing of OB for using in civil construction(Under Trial)
Business Partners

SCCL entered into MoU with INDU PROJECTS LTD & CATERPILLAR GLOBAL MINING EUROPE GmbH on 23.07.2010 for jointly bidding for Moonidih Coal Mine belonging to BCCL by

  • Lending its experience for DPR preparation for Longwall in Coal Mine
  • Lending its services for Mine Planning,Detailed Project Reports, Environment Management Plan preparations and
  • Coordinate with the lead member in Project implementation
SCCL entered into Relationship arrangement with CSIRO, Australia on 01.02.2006 at New Delhi. This arrangement facilitates R & D projects in Strata Mechanics, ventilation and other related subjects with specific reference to Longwall Mining. Sri R.H.Khwaja, IAS, C & MD, SCCL and Dr. Cliff Mallett, Acting Chief, CSIRO exchanged the relationship arrangement. Mr. Bob Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to Australia is also present.
With over 125 years of experience in Coal mining, SCCL has acquired expertise in different activities.
SCCL is proposing to take-up consultancy jobs related to mining in the following areas.
1. Coal Exploration and Evaluation

SCCL is having an ISO 9001 : 2015 accredited Exploration department with highly qualified, academically brilliant , strong inter disciplinary experts comprising of 31 Geologists, 9 Drilling Engineers, 10 Geo-physicists and 6 Hydro- Geologists bringing out the Insights of the the Earth’s hidden Treasure. SCCL is equipped with 3 numbers of sophisticated digital Geo-Physical Loggers. The drilling in SCCL is carrying out by deploying 15 drills in GVCF, Telangana. So far SCCL prepared 181 Geological Reports and 97 Geo-Models pertaining to Godavari valley coalfield and coal blocks allocated to SCCL & other Agencies.

  • Reconnaissance survey and field mapping
  • Drilling (coring & non-coring)
  • Geological Core logging
  • Preparation of Geological Reports
  • Digital Geo-model using MINEX software
    • Preparation of computerised geological 3-D models
    • Preparation of Geological plans - Geological cross sections, Structural / seam folio / iso-parting / iso-GCV plans etc.,
    • Assessment of coal quality
    • Estimation of coal reserves
  • Conducting Hydro-geological tests and preparation of Environmental reports and hydro-geological modelling by using "Visual Modflow Flex" software.
  • Geotechnical mapping, core photography and application of "core profiler" software.
  • Surface Geophysical studies by Resistivity surveys and subsurface loggings by using probes.
  • Geotechnical studies viz., UG/OC mapping, RMR/ Q-system report preparation, slope stability studies and Standard Penetration Tests (SPT) for dump stability etc.
2. Mine Planning, Design and Construction

SCCL has an ISO 9001:2015 accredited Project Planning department, capable of undertaking Coal mine planning in detail. It has 32 professionals in the fields of Opencast mining, Underground mining, Survey, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Financial Evaluation Experts (Econometrician & Finance), Industrial Engineering, Geology and Civil Engineering and other trained personnel.


The department is using latest versions of mine planning software like MINEX, CARLSON and Auto CAD for preparation of Project Reports and MS Projects 2019 for preparation of Project implementation Schedules..


Project Planning department has so far prepared 172 Project Reports (from 1997-98) and 148 Mining plans(from 1988-89).

Major works undertaken by the department are:
  • Preparation of Techno-Economic Feasibility Reports for Opencast & Underground Mines.
  • Preparation of Mining Plans under Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957.
a) Core competency of the department is in the following areas:
  • Mine Planning and Design
  • Pit Optimisation
  • Production Scheduling
  • Mine Equipment Planning
  • Planning for Coal handling arrangements / Washery.
  • Capital and Operating cost estimation
  • Profitability Analysis in terms of Internal Rate of Return.
  • Risk and Sensitivity analysis
  • Analysis of Social and Environmental impact
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation.
3. Mine Survey

Mine Survey department of SCCL is well known for skills and equipped with most modern 3D Laser Scanner, GPS, Total Station, Lidar, etc.., with an army of 176 well experienced Survey Officers and Surveyors for accurate and reliable surveys.The services offered are

  • Topographical Survey andMine survey using 3D Laser Scanner, Global Positioning System and Total Station and Lidar instruments
  • Preparation of Mine plans using Auto Cad for Mine planning and operation
  • Estimation of volumes & quantities
  • Check surveys
4. Human Resource Development

SCCL is having well equipped Air Conditioned In House Training facilities at their Management Training Institutes for building competency in core operations as well as in managerial skills/personality development, etc. for making the participants globally competitive. The services offered are

  • Executive Developmental Programmes
  • Vocational Training
  • On-the-job Training
  • Statutory Underground trainning for Overman , Surveyors, II/I class mine managers certificate of competency.
  • Trainning to operators on HEMM.
5. Contract Management

SCCL handles large volumes of OB from OC Mines through out sourced Agency. It has evolved time tested, transparent procedures for the same. SCCL is having the expertise in preparation of Tender documents, Technical Evaluation and Award of Contracts. The company handles about 1500 contracts every year.The services offered are

  • Preparation of Tender documents, Technical evaluation and Award of contracts for the following works:
    • Over Burden removal
    • Coal transport
    • Sand supply
    • Shaft Sinking/Drilling
    • Sand preparation from Over Burden
    • Modern technologies like High wall, Longwall, Continuous Miner etc.,
6. Management Services
  • Human resources planning
  • Human potential exploitation
  • Work-study
  • Business Process re-engineering
  • Change management from concept to delivery
  • Implementation of integrated management system
  • Applications of Operational research (OR) techniques for business Improvement
  • Material resource planning
7. Analytical Services

SCCL is strengthened with 19 highly experienced personnel in Analytical department having expertise in analytical skills in deciphering reliable quality data with sophisticated and modern equipment.The services offered are

  • Geo-Chemical Analysis
    • Generation of Quality data from Exploratory Boreholes
    • Proximate Analysis (Moisture, Ash, Volatile Matter and Fixed Carbon)
    • Ultimate Analysis (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulphur)
    • Determination Gross Calorific Value (GCV) with Bomb Calorimeter
  • Geo-Physical Analysis
    • Testing of core samples of Rock and Coal, Roof bolts, Haulage rope, Tub shackles & Bricks for Physico- Mechanical Properties (Density, Compressive strength, Tensile strength, Shear strength, Impact strength, Protodyknov Index, Rock Mass)
  • Washability studies
    • Size analysis
    • Float & Sink analysis with proximate & ultimate analysis for determination of coal quality and yield percentage
  • Mine air analysis (CO2 , CO , H2 , O2 , CH4 , N2)
  • Water Analysis
    • Total hardness
    • Ca as CaCO3
    • Mg as MgCO3
    • P Alkalinity
    • M Alkalinity
    • Chlorides
    • pH
    • Conductivity
  • Oil analysis
    • Moisture analysis
    • Acidity number
    • Viscosity
    • Flash point
    • Suspended particles
8. Recruitment
  • Executives and Non-executives
9. Mines Rescue Services
  • SCCL is equipped with dynamic and energetic well trained 529 Rescue personnel. The rescue teams are outfitted with rescue and recovery equipments having state of art technology. The services offered are
  • Initial training in mines Rescue & Recovery work and Fire Fighting.
  • Periodical refresher training
  • Advance training in First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) technique
  • Affiliation of Mines Rescue Room of other Company to Mines Rescue Station of SCCL.
  • To meet emergencies for dealing
    • Recovery of machineries under collapsed roof in underground mines
    • Mine inundation
    • Disasters like road accidents, natural disasters etc
General Manager
(Business Development Department)
The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd.
PO : Kothagudem Collieries, Bhadradri Kothagudem,Telangana, INDIA
Tel: + 91-8744-245007, Fax: +91- 8744-243617