Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
) is a government-owned lignite mining
generating company in India
. NLC operates the largest open-pit lignite mines in India, presently mining 24 MT of lignite
and has an installed capacity of 2490 MW
of electricity per year. It also supplies a large quantity of sweet water to Chennai from the artesian aquifers in the lignite mines. On 11-Apr-2011, it joined the elite group of Navratna
Companies. In 1956 NLC was formed as a Corporate body.
NLC is listed on as well as . The Union Government
holds 93% shares of NLC and is administered through Ministry of Coal
. NLC earned turn over of Rs 4689 crore
with a net profit of Rs 1247 crore
in the financial year 2009-2010.
Mines & Thermal Plants
NLC operates mines with linked power plants.
1. Thermal Power Station-II Expansion
: It has a capacity of 500 MW from two units of 250 MW each linked with Mine-II Expansion. The technology used in this upcoming plant is based on Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC), which is a more environmental friendly technology facilitating low emission levels of toxic air pollutants apart from improved process efficiency.
2. Coal Based Thermal Plant At Tuticorin:
It is a coal based Thermal Plant with an installed... Read More