Neyveli Lignite Corporation

Neyveli Lignite Corporation

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Neyveli Lignite Corporation

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Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) is a government-owned lignite mining and power 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.

Future Plans

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...
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