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The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. is the oldest Govt. Mining Company in the country having a history of more than 120 years in coal mining. The company produced 52.54 MT of coal in the year 2014-15 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
  • Environmental Management
  • 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
  • Mine Developer cum Operator
  • Business Partner
    • Joint Venture
    • Consortium
  • Power Generation (Thermal / Wind / Solar)
  • Explosive Manufacturing
  • Coal Washing
  • Processing of OB for producing processed OB
  • Underground Coal Gasification, Surface Coal Gasification & Coal Bed Methane
  • Mining of iron ore and other minerals etc.,
Business Partners
SCCL entered into an MoU with MMTC on 24-08-2012 for Development and Operation of 'Gomia' Coal block in the state of Jharkhand allocated to MMTC.

Sri Sutirtha Bhattacharya, IAS, C&MD SCCL and Smt. Vijaylaxmi Joshi, IAS, Addl. Secretary, Dept. of Commerce & C&MD, MMTC signed the MoU in the presence of Sri. S.R.Rao, IAS, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
SCCL entered into MoU with APGENCO on 23-08-2010 for Development & Operation of Tadicherla-1 Coal Block in the state of Andhra Pradesh allocated to APGENCO by Ministry of Coal, Government of India.

Sri S Narsing Rao, IAS, C&MD SCCL & Sri K Vijayanand, IAS, MD APGENCO signed the MoU.
SCCL entered into JV Agreement with NTPC on 11.05.2007 and formed Joint Venture Company named NTPC-SCCL Global Ventures Pvt. Ltd. on 31-07-2007 for jointly undertaking the following in India and Abroad.
  • Coal Mining
  • Integrated Coal Based Power Pojects and
  • Consultancy Services in the above areas
SCCL entered into MoU with INDU PROJECTS LTD & BUCYRUS 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
GMR Energy Ltd (GEL)
SCCL entered into MoU with GMR Energy Ltd (GEL) on 16.06.2010 for lending technical and financial credentials for the purpose of qualification in bids called for development of coal blocks and undertaking supervision required for finalization of the following:
  • Mine surveying
  • Exploration plan as necessary for preparation of Geological Report
  • Geological model and report
  • Mining Plan and its approval by GoI
  • Environment Impact Assessment report and Environment Management Plan
  • Detailed Feasibility Report
  • Mine Safety Plan
  • Mine Closure Plan
  • Preparation of technical document for selection of Mine operator and evaluation of technical offers received from various bidders
  • Detailed specification of Mine Equipment
  • Preparation of technical document for Mine infrastructure development Mine inspection / supervision
JSW Steel Ltd
SCCL entered into MoU with JSW Steel Ltd on 6.11.2008 for lending the following for jointly submitting bid for reopening of abandoned Mines of CIL:
  • Technical and financial credentials
  • Experience in coal Mine Planning and Rehabilitation of Old/Abandoned Mines and
  • Skilled Manpower
GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited
SCCL entered into MoU with GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited on 31.10.2008 for lending the following for jointly submitting bid for reopening of abandoned mines of CIL:
  • Technical and financial credentials
  • Experience in coal Mine Planning and Rehabilitation of Old/Abandoned Mines and
  • Skilled Manpower
Andhra Pradesh Gas Power Corporation Ltd.
SCCL entered into MoU with Andhra Pradesh Gas Power Corporation Ltd. (Signed on 18-06-2007) to co-operate and promote one or more Joint Venture Companies with the aim of jointly undertaking Coal Mining, Mining Beneficiation, processing, operation & maintenance in India.
Sri R.H.Khwaja, IAS, C&MD, SCCL and Sri Subir Raha, C&MD. ONGC Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of their companies to Cooperate in the service, operation, process Development and Research related to Underground Coal Gassification (UGC), Surface Coal Gassification (SCG) and Coal Bed Methane(CBM) on 15th April , 2006 at Hyderabad in the presence of Sri Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy , Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
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 120 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 : 2008 accredited Exploration department with highly qualified, academically brilliant , strong inter disciplinary experts comprising of 49 Geologists, 17 Drilling Engineers, 8 Geo-physicists and 4 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 around 1,00,000 metres per annum. So far SCCL prepared 171 Geological Reports and 39 Geo-Models pertaining to Godavari valley coalfield and coal blocks allocated to others.
  • Reconnaissance survey and field mapping
  • Drilling (coring & non-coring)
  • Geological logging, Geophysical logging and Hydrogeological investigations
  • 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 plans etc.,
    • Assessment of coal quality
    • Estimation of coal reserves
  • Conducting Hydro-geological tests and preparation of reports and hydro-geological modelling by using "modflow" software.
  • Testing of core samples of rock and coal for physicomechanical properties
  • Geotechnical mapping, core photography and application of "core profiler" software.
  • Geophysical and Geotechnical studies
2. Mine Planning, Design and Construction
SCCL has an ISO 9001:2008 accredited Project Planning department, capable of undertaking Coal mine planning in detail. It has 50 professionals in the fields of Opencast mining, Underground mining, Mine environmental engineering, Mine mechanical & electrical engineering, Econometrics, Finance, Management Services, Geology and MINEX Software. The department has latest version of MINEX-Apollo/Orion module (opencast mine planning software,) MINEX-Eclipse module (underground mine planning software) and Auto Cad software. Planning department has prepared 102 Project Reports and 85 Mining plans so far. Different works undertaken by the department are.
  • Mine planning and design
  • Techno economic evaluation of mining projects
    • Production scheduling
    • Mine Equipment planning
    • Capital cost and operating cost estimation
    • Internal Rate of Return on investment analysis
    • Risk and sensitivity analysis
    • Analysis of social and environmental impact
  • Preparation of Technical, Conceptual Reports for coal blocks.
  • Preparation of detailed Project Reports (DPR) for both Open Cast, Under Ground Mines, Coal Handling Plant etc.
  • Preparation of Mining Plans under Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act with statutory authorization of Recognized Qualified Persons.
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation.
Project Evaluation
  • Review of Technical and Financial Reports
  • Evaluation of financial viability of coal reserves
  • Assessment of maintenance status of Mining Equipment
  • Design of Mine Closure Plan
3. Mine Survey
Mine Survey department of SCCL is well known for skills and equipped with most modern 3D Laser Scanner, GPS, Total Station etc.., with an army of 199 well experienced Surveyors for accurate and reliable surveys.The services offered are
  • Topographical Survey andMine survey using 3D Laser Scanner, Global Positioning System and Total Station instruments
  • Preparation of Mine plans using Auto Cad for Mine planning and operation
  • Estimation of volumes & quantities
  • Check surveys
4. Environmental Management
The Environment Department is having Accreditation with quality council of India / National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) haing full time EIA coordinator and functional Area experts in all relevant fields of Environmental Impact Assessment. It is equipped with AEMOD 7.2 version software for Air Quality Modeling Studies. The Environment Department undertakes the following:
  • Preparation of EIA & Environmental Management Plans (EMP).
  • Project Management and Implementation
5. 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.
  • Basic & Refresher Rescue training .
6. 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.,
7. 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
8. Analytical Services
SCCL is strengthened with 18 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
9. Recruitment
  • Executives and Non-executives
10. Mines Rescue Services
  • SCCL is equipped with dynamic and energetic well trained 660 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
  • To meet emergencies for dealing
    • Surface and Underground Fires
    • Disaster like roof collapse in underground mines
    • Mine inundation
    • Disasters like road accidents, natural disasters etc
  • Technical service Provider
  • Owner's Engineer
  • Mine Developer cum Operator
  • Business Partner
    • Joint Venture
    • Consortium
  • Power Generation (Thermal / Wind / Solar)
  • Explosive Manufacturing
  • Coal Washing
  • Processing of OB for producing processed OB
  • Underground Coal Gasification, Surface Coal Gasification & Coal Bed Methane
  • Mining of iron ore and other minerals etc.,
General Manager,
(Business Development Department)
The Singareni Collieries Company Ltd.
PO : Kothgudem, Bhadradri Kothagudem(Dist.),Telangana State, INDIA
Tel: + 91-8744-243108 to 245007, Fax: +91- 8744-243001