Pakri Barwadih Mine

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The Pakri Barwadih mine is in the state of Jharkhand in India's east. In December 2010, Leighton Holdings subsidiary Thiess won a $5.5 billion coal mining contract to develop and operate the mine, which will run over 22 years for the largest state-owned power generator National Thermal Power Corporation. Revenue is expected to be $500 million in the first five years, with peak production of 15 million tonnes to be reached in three years.[1]

India is the world's third-largest coal producer but the world's fourth-largest importer. More than half India's electricity generation is coal-fired. NTPC wants to more than double its power generation capacity by 2017 and produce more than a quarter of its own coal. As of 2010, its supply comes from Coal India and from imports.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Philip Wen, "Thiess wins $5.5b India contract" Sydney Morning Herald, Dec. 3, 2010.

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