India’s Madhya Pradesh Power Seeks 800,000 Tons Imported Coal

Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Co., a state-owned utility in central India, is seeking to buy 800,000 metric tons of imported power-station coal for three of its generation units, according to a tender notice.

The company has asked sellers to offer rates for coal with a gross calorific value of 6,300 kilocalories per kilogram and maximum sulfur content of 0.8 percent, according to the document on the company’s website. The ash and moisture content were listed at 10 percent and 14 percent respectively.

Sellers can submit bids by 3 p.m. on July 17. Tenders will be opened on the same day by 3:30 p.m., according to the company. Delivery of coal is expected to begin by October 2012 and is to be completed within six to eight months.

The company is seeking 600,000 tons for its Satpura thermal station at Sarni and 100,000 tons each for its Sanjay Gandhi and Amarkantak plants in the Umaria and Anuppur districts, the document said.

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