Mandakini Coal Block pre-auction assesment

Project by Services – Due Diligence/ Geological Resource Modeling/ Mineral Analytics/ Mine Planning
Project by Mineral – Coal
Project by Country – India
Project by Regions – Asia
Heading – Technical Due Diligence of “Mandakini-A” Coal Block for Pre-bid Assessment

A large independent power producer in India, who has already acquired some big thermal coal mines in Australia, want to take up the opportunity for winning some coal blocks in India from the auction route to feed their power plants. The approached Geovale detailed assessment of suitability of Mandakini A coal block which they selected to bid for.

Geovale carried out detail resource and reserve estimation through resource modeling software and mine pit designing and selection of operation corresponding operational cost environment and infrastructure study for Mandakini A coal block.

Geovale executed the project with three groups of experts, jointly worked on Resource, Mining and Financial model. Broadly the scope of work was
Resource modeling and estimation
Selection of mining method and type of mechanization
Ultimate pit/UG mine and arrive at extractable coal quantities with quality and after dilution
Production capacity and phasing
Requirement of equipment, manpower, infrastructure, utilities and washing needs.
Logistics for transport to mine loading station
Assessment of major environment issues, land needs
Diversion, protection of surface features. Rehabilitation needs
Project clearance and pre operative work needs.
Estimation of Capex and Opex and sensibility study
Risk assessment