Coal India for the first time, has started using an indigenously-made, 205-tonne electric dumper, a critical piece of equipment in mining. This indigenously-made dumper has been developed by state-owned BEML. Coal India has put this electric dumper on a trial in Northern Coalfields’ Amlohri coal mine. This indigenously-made dumper is the biggest one deployed by Northern Coalfields limited.
1. The successful trial will enable BEML to participate in tenders for higher capacity dumpers floated by Coal India.
2. The dumper market in India is captured by Russia’s Belaz, Tata Hitachi and Caterpillar. But these dumpers come at prices upwards of Rs 15 crore.
3. Northern Coalfields limited has already floated one such tender and the Eastern Coalfield limited is in the process of floating tender for 10 dumpers.
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