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for predictabile mine planning
& future development
We provide technology solutions that makes
mine planning a breeze
Our beneficiation solutions bring efficiency
in raw material usage
We manage the technology and
infrastructure for the entire mining lifecycle
Simultaneous development of Underground Coal Mines and Aerotropolis
The Project area hosts a number of regionally persistent coal seams having substantial reserves and also rich in Coal Bed Methane (CBM).
Tata Consulting Engineers conducted various technological investigations to assess the possibilities for simultaneous development of BAPL Project, underground mining of coal and plan of exploitation of CBM. Tata Consulting Engineers carried out the studies in the following three stages:
Preparing a mining plan and Detailed Project Report for Underground mining with zero subsidence at surface
Approach to exploit CBM potential within the BAPL project area from outside the BAPL area.
On the basis of TCE investigations, the BAPL Project was given 'green signal' by the West Bengal State Government in consultation with Ministry of Coal (MoC) and Ministry of Aviaion (MoA).
A World Bank funded initiative, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board appointed Tata Consulting Engineers a sector study of sponge iron (SI) industry in West Bengal in 2012-13.
The principal alternative route in iron making is Direct Reduction of Iron (DRI) by use of coal. The sponge iron sector is characterized by operators ranging from small scale capacity of maximum 50 or 100 tpd units to large scale enterprises of about 500 TPD. The process is dependent on sized iron ore and non-coking coal of 25% ash content.
Due to the scarcity of such non-coking coal with 25% ash content the industry depends on high ash coal which results in inferior product quality as well as poor environmental compliance.
Tata Consulting Engineers was entrusted with the assessment of Environmental pollution impact of sponge iron units in West Bengal vis-à-vis the rest of India and suggest clean technology options.
This includes scope for use of clean coal bed methane (CBM), which is available in Eastern coal fields and use in direct reduction substituting coal partially in 60 sponge iron (SI) units across West Bengal. This would ultimately lead to a path for future technology transformation to gas based reduction with CBM. About 10 (ten) SI units has been visited for monitoring the emissions and assessing the status of environmental management and overall nearly sixty (60) Units surveyed in five (5) districts of West Bengal.
The Study Report aims at facilitating capacity build up of Environmental Compliance Assistance Centre (ECAC), an independent Centre presently under WBPCB in achieving environmental compliance and directing the policy decision makers and industry stakeholders for a re-positioning of this industry sector throughout India in the years ahead.
Tata Consulting Engineers carried out the studies from the environmental, commercial and technological angle and put forth recommended solution such as Tunnel Kiln technology, coal quality management, etc. The assessment report and recommendations are expected to benefit the state of West Bengal and the sponge iron industry sector here.
Rendered civil and structural works comprising furnace foundation, 4-poster structure, equipment foundation, roads, railway tracks, drawing and sewerage. Utilities and auxiliaries comprised off furnace cooling system, compressed air, nitrogen, steam, oxygen for blast furnace proper, gas cleaning plant, cast house, bell-less top charging system, stove valve cooling, air-conditioning and ventilation systems.
The plant construction and commissioning was been done in a record time and in line with international stand.
Innovative engineering solutions:
Design and engineering of 4-poster structure thereby eliminating the need for pouring concrete into the hollow structures Engineered sequence of installation of the down comer connecting blast furnace and gas cleaning plant
Blast furnace foundation was designed, critically examined and approvals for construction procured to suit site conditions such that no re-engineering was called for.
Design/Engineering of systems and sub-systems were critically examined to enable problem-free construction.
Design inputs from various agencies were compiled and integrated in design for construction in record time. State-of-the-art safety solutions were provided in design, basic engineering inputs, operational maintenance, extensive fire fighting systems, fire detection systems were incorporated and gratings were provided to ensure accident-free operations.
The innovations, safety measures and timely delivery provided cost efficiencies to the client
The coal seams in Ichchapur Coal Block of Raniganj Coal basin, allotted to JSW, occur at great depths and are also structurally complex having numerous faults with 'throws' of various ranges. Considering the complexity JSW decided to carry out the exploration both by HRSS and sub-surface drilling. TCE has successfully interpreted the HRSS and drilling data and prepared the 3 Dimensional ore body model and Geological Report.
The underground mine planning is a complicated project as it involved negotiating 29 faults with one major fault having displacement of almost 150 m. The job involved intricate layout of working panels, production scheduling and ventilation networking.
Geological Services – particularly for Coal, Iron and Base Metals
Preparation of Exploration Scheme
Surface Geological Mapping
Planning and monitoring of mineral exploration programs
Supervision of Drilling
Sampling and sample preparation for analysis
Structural interpretation & modeling
Preparation of quality database
3-D ore body modeling
Quantitative and qualitative assessment
Classification of Resource / Reserves
Preparation of Geological Report
Open cut and underground Mine Planning
Selection of mining technology, equipment selection
Haul road design
Mine entry location
Panel layout, ventilation design,
Planning of allied utility services
Beneficiation & Mineral Processing
Bulk Sampling for beneficiation studies
Laboratory Testing - Coordinating and Supervision
Design of beneficiation scheme
Equipment configuration including auxiliary & infrastructure facilities
Water & power requirement studies
Operation & Manning Philosophy
Plant layout, process & equipment flow-sheets with solid-liquid balance, SLD
Coal washability studies
Capital and operating cost Estimation
Engineering of material handling systems
Capacity augmentation engineering
End-to-end mine infrastructure management (EPCM Services)
We would like to appreciate in particular the quality of work, timely delivery and sensitivity to customer requirement of the project team of Tata Consulting Engineers. Sova Ispat Ltd
Special appreciation to Tata Consulting Engineers for the effort taken with respect to data analysis and formulating workable solutions. IRL Coal India Pvt Ltd