Geotechnical Studies

An area of 16564.71 acres originally of PMDC lease known as Compact Block was extensively studied by various national and international agencies. Total 205 drill holes, with total metrage of 21464 meters were drilled as per details given in Table No.1. The Chinese company CMC had conducted feasibility for mechanized mining which could not be implemented due to decrease in coal demand.

Year of studies 1960 1975/76 1979 1984 1985 1985/86 1993/94
Agency GSP PMDC JICA USAID USAID / BOYD-I USAID / BOYD-II CHINESE TOTAL
Hole Series L PS JT BT CC C(E& W) DM
No. of wholes 3 20 50 10 55 41 26 205
Metrage 343 1968 5203 1111 5877 4040 2922 21464

BIFURCATION OF ALLOTED AREA TO LCDC:

After dropping the idea for installation of remaining 3 units by WAPDA, Govt. of Sindh on 15.02.1996 unilaterally retrieved about 50% (8621.71 Acres) area of LCDC and allotted to a party i.e. M/s Smith Associated Power and Mining Company.

It was also decided that the party will pay suitable compensation to LCDC due to its investment in the area and it was further decided that in case of non-setting of Power Plant by the said party the areas would be returned to LCDC. The party could not successful in setting up Power Plant and the area was cancelled by the Government of Sindh and the same area was given under the control of Private Power and Infrastructure Board for International tendering for the installation of Power Plant. Now the area has been granted to M/s.Fateh Energy for the installation of Plant.

OPERATION STATISTICS OF LCDC LEASED AREA:

  • Original leased area transferred from PMDC to LCDC.        16,564.71 Acres
  • Unilaterally retrieved about 50%                                        8621.71 Acres
  • Present leased area after bifurcation.                                7,943.00 Acres
  • Proved reserves in the entire area (16,564.71 Acres)      82 Million tonnes
  • Proved reserves in LCDC area (7,943.00 Acres)             42 Million tones

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