Gujarat Mineral seeks Consultant for Dry Pyrite Beneficiation Technology / Sulfur Removal Plant

The Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) has announced that it plans to partner with technology consultants for the dry enrichment technology pyrite and sulfur removal plant.

GMDC, a Gujarat government company, has been a mining pioneer for over six decades, serving the mineral and solid fuel needs of industries based inside and outside Gujarat. The mining activities of the GMDC are spread over the districts of the state of Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Bhavnagar, Bharuch, Panchmahal and Banaskantha. It currently processes minerals like lignite, bauxite, fluorspar, manganese, ball clay, silica sand, bentonite clay and limestone. The GMDC has also set up a 250 MW lignite-based thermal power station at Nani Chher in Kutch, a 200.9 MW wind power station at Maliya, Jodiya, Godsar, Bhanvad and a 5 MW solar power station at the Panandhro project.

Lignite produced from lignite mine in Surkha (North), Bhavnagar, is associated with pyrite, ash and sulphur.

These gangue minerals deteriorate the quality of lignite, thereby reducing the performance efficiency of the end user. GMDC currently operates five (5) lignite mines in Gujarat.

GMDC therefore requires that pyrites be removed from the lignite produced by its Surkha mine (North) before supplying it to its customers. Removing pyrites helps reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, reduces boiler tube breakage and clogging, and helps improve boiler efficiency.

As part of the downstream integration, GMDC is keen to remove this pyrite from lignite to provide clean fuel to customers. The company will also commission a pyrite removal plant at Bhavnagar using the latest and best dry enrichment technology.

To this end, GMDC intends to appoint a consultant for the design, engineering, fabrication, supply, installation and commissioning of a Modular Lignite Washhouse (Sulphur Removal Plant/ pyrite) with an appropriate crusher from 1.50 million tonnes of lignite graded at 10% per year by Respect for the Environment. dry technology.

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