Indian port to develop coal handling terminal

India: The Tuticorin Port Trust (TPT) will invest US$14.7 million into the development of coal handling facilities for the Neyveli Lignite Corporation and Coastal Energy Company.

The NLC facility which will be developed at the North Cargo berth will have an annual capacity of five million tonnes. The coal will be used at a new 1,000 MW power plant in Tuticorin. The power plant and coal handling facility are both scheduled to begin operation in June 2011.

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