SINDH COAL AUTHORITY ENERGY DEPARTMENT
GOVERNMENT OF SINDH
Province of Sindh is bestowed with huge good quality lignite (Coal) deposits suitable for electric power generation and other applications. The total coal reserves of Sindh are estimated 184 billion tones.
The Sindh Coal Authority came into existence through an act passed by Sindh Assembly in 1993. It is managed by a Board headed by the Minister, Energy, Government of Sindh.
CONSTITUTION OF THE BOARD
ESTABLISHMENT OF TCEB
To fast track the development of Thar Coal, one stop decision taking body Thar Coal and Energy Board (TCEB), was established on 22nd July, 2008, under the Chief Executive of the Province with representation from Provincial and Federal Governments.
Thar Coal & Energy Board Act was promulgated by the Provincial Assembly on 6th July, 2011.
Up till now, 16 Board Meetings were held. In addition to these Prime Minister has chaired a Special Board Meeting on 3rd Oct. 2012.
COMPOSITION OF TCEB
ADMINISTRATION OF AUTHORITY
Mr. Danish Saeed
Mr. Hassan Ally Memon
Mr. KhursheedAlam Ansari
General Manager (P&A)
Mr. Syed AltafHussain Shah
Deputy Director (Hydrogeology)
Mr. Mohammad Hassan Brohi
Deputy Director (Technical)
Deputy Director (Environment)
Mr. Zamir Ahmed Sheikh
Mr. Ali AkberAbro
Assistant Director Projects
Assistant Executive Engineer
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Bajeer
Assistant Director Geology
Mr. Tariq Kaloo
Assistant Director Mining
Mr. Mohammad Fahim Ahmed
Mr. Shahzad Shah Jillani
Assistant Director Admin
LAKHRA COAL FIELD
The Lakhra Coal Field is located at about 190 km north east of Karachi and about 50 km north of Hyderabad. It covers an area of about 1300 sqkm. Coal mining is in practice since 50 years. The coal quality is lignite to sub-bituminous and is suitable for power generation. Already a 3 X 50 MW, FBC Power Plant is in operation on Lakhra Coal. Total coal reserves are 1.328 billion tones.
SONDA – JHERRUK COALFIELD
Sonda – Jherruk Coal Field is located at about 100 km east of Karachi and about 100 km west of Hyderabad near Thatta. It is spread over an area of about 1400 sqkm. It stands 2nd largest coal field of the Country having reserves of 7.112 billion tones. The coal is A to sub-bituminous C and can effectively be used in power generation.
METTING JHAMPIR COALFIELD
The MettingJhampir Coalfield lies about 125 km east of Karachi in vicinity of Jhampir and MettingRailway Stations on mainrailway track. The field covers an area of about 200 sqkm. The quality is lignite A to sub-bituminous B. It is being mined for the last 60 years and is mostly use as fuel in Brick Klins. Coal briquetting can be considered for use as a domestic fuel. Total coal reserves are 0.161 billion tones.
The Badin Coalfield lies at about 20 km east of Karachi and 75 km south west of Hyderabad, covering an area of about 600 sqkm. So far 27 test bore holes have been drilled in the area identifying C grade of coal. Total coal reserves are 0.061 billion tones.
The Thar Coal field located in south eastern part of Sindh is one of the world’s largest and sufficient to meet the fuel requirement of the Country for centuries. It is located at about 380 km east of Karachi and is spread over an area of more than 9500 sqkm. The coal is lignite A to B with low sulphur to form a dependable source of energy to achieve the objective of self reliance in Power Sector. Total coal reserves are 175.506 billion tones.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUNG THAR COAL
Coal was discovered by Chance at Thar in 1989, during an exploration project Sindh Arid Zone Development Authority to find drinkable water in the desert, First Four Blocks were developed by GSP in association with USGS in early 1990s Re-confirmed the resource estimation by John T Boyd Company, well-known US Mining consultants, in 1993 Technical & Economic Viability was confirmed by ShenhuaCorporation China in Aug 2004. Shenhua withdrew on Tariff issue in 2005.
GoS has carried out a Bankable Feasibility Study by a renowned German firm – RWE for Block-I in 2004 Further eight Blocks were developed by Sindh Coal Authority by outsourcing the task to Companies having international expertise.
Two Blocks were developed by China Northeast Coalfield Geological Survey Bureau in 2005-06
Six more Blocks were developed by Deep Rock Drilling Pvt. Ltd, Pakistan from 2008-2012
PRESENT STATUS – BLOCKS OF THAR COAL FIELD
Total Developed Blocks 12
Total Allocated Blocks 04
Mining Lease Holders 03
Block I: Sino Sindh Resources (Pvt.) Ltd.
Block II: Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company
Block VI: Sindh Carbon Energy Ltd.
Block-V: Pilot Project of UCG
STATUS OF MINING & POWER PROJECTS AT THAR COALFIELD
Thar Coal Blocks
Global Mining Company of China
Open cast Mining of 10 mtpa 900 MW
Coal supply to local thermal plants
Bankable Feasibility completed March, 2012
Coal Production by 2015-16
Power Generation by 2015-16
Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company
(JV: 51% GoS; 49% Engro)
Open cast mine of 6.5 mtpa& 300MW
Bankable Feasibility completed August 2010
Project financing activity continued.
GoP has principally approved the Sovereign Guarantee of US$ 600-700 m
Ground breaking ceremony held on 31st January 2014
Under Ground Coal Gasification Project& Power Plant Planned
36 bore holes have been drilled.
Test Burn done in Dec. 2011 and Syn gas being produced.
Power Plant of 8-10 MW is being established
Oracle Coalfields, PLC (UK)
Open cast mine of 2.2 mtpa
Detailed Feasibility Completed
Start of Mine development to begin by mid 2014
JDA signed with KESC for 300 MW
CONSTRUCTION OF THAR AIRPORT
Length 7000-ft (extra 1800 rft. On over run)
Approved Cost 1000 million
Expenditure so far 74 million
Date of Start June, 2011
Runway 80% Completed
Stipulated Date of Completion June, 2014
IMPROVEMENT OF ROAD NETWORK (Phase – 1 & Phase – II)
Phase – I
Phase – II
Expenditure so far
Date of Start
Stipulated Date of Completion
Installation of Reverse Osmosis (Water Desalination) Plants in District Tharparkar,Umerkot
No. of Plants
Tharparkar / Umerkot
i) 54 Plants Operational
ii) 39 in progress
ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL STUDIES INCLUDING RESETTLEMENT FRAMEWORK AND LAND USE PLAN FOR THAR COALFIELD
Approved Cost 000 (Rs. In millions)
Allocation 344 (2013-14)
Releases 586 (2013-14)
Expenditure 181 (June 2013)
PHYSICAL PROGRESS :
Study work under progress by M/s. MM Pakistan.
CONSTRUCTION OF 50-CUSECS DRAINAGE AND WASTE WATER & EFFLUENT CHANNEL FROM MINING OF THAR COALFIELD UNIT NO.2.
Approved Cost 000 million
Expenditure so far Nil
Date of Start Tenders in Process
Stipulated Date of Completion December, 2014
WATER CARRIER FROM NABISAR TO ISLAMKOT THAR COAL FIELD
Approved Cost 4078,270 million
Expenditure so far 890 million
Date of Start April 2012
Stipulated Date of Completion June 2015
THAR LODGE ISLAMKOT
COMPLETED ON JUNE 2012
(20 ROOMS, DINNING HALL, MOSQUE)
ADDITIONAL EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT OF THAR LODGE
(Drawing room, Conference room, Lavatory block, Servants room, Garages and Park).
Approved Cost 80.680 (Rs. In millions)
Allocation (2012-13) 15.000