NTPC invites bids to import 4.53 MT of coal for blending
10th May 2022

NTPC has invited bids to procure imported 4.53 million tonnes (MT) coal mainly for blending with the domestic dry fuel in thermal plants. The NTPC tender for the import of coal assumes significance in view of the ongoing dry fuel shortage at power plants. NTPC has floated three separate tenders for procuring 4.53 MT -- 1.5 MT, 1.6MT and 1.43 MT -- of imported coal on May 7, 2022.

Earlier this month, the power ministry had directed all the states and gencos (electricity-generating firms) to import at least 10 per cent of their requirement of coal for blending amid shortages at thermal plants.

NTPC is the largest power utility company in India and has presence in Coal, Gas, Solar PV, Hydro and Wind Power Generation and Coal Mining.