Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) is Pakistan’s leading coal producer operating Pakistan’s first open-pit lignite mine in Block II of Tharparkar area in Sindh province of Pakistan.
With a current annual mining capacity of 3.8 million tons we continue to provide lignite quality coal to power producers in Pakistan.
We are grounded by our long-standing core values of safety and environment stewardship having amassed key national and international awards of excellence.
SECMC is dedicated to market-driven leader in the coal industry and to creating superior long-term integrated value. In pursuit of these objectives, we will:
Conduct our business
Foster a motivating
Work with customers
to develop new and
which add value.
Embrace technology and
innovation in everything we do.
Act as responsible
caretakers of the land,
utilizing our resources
effectively and efficiently.
In the vast arid desert landscape of Tharparkar, we continue to mine the black gold. The
process of open-pit mining largely encompasses the following key steps:
Teams of geologists and engineers estimate quantity, quality and depth of coal in a proposed area through a variety of proven methods, utilizing computer modeling software and data including information from core drilling.
Environmental engineers and reclamation specialists evaluate a proposed area carefully, considering location, terrestrial and aquatic resources, topography, proximity to residents, and many other factors.
Mining engineers outline how to mine and restore the property once mining is complete through computer-aided sequencing and three-dimensional modeling.
When planning is completed and all permits granted, mining begins. Seams of coal may be close to the surface or buried deep underground. Surface mining is the technique used when coal is found near the surface. Surface mines use large earth-moving equipment, such as excavators, shovels and loaders.
Some coal is cleaned, sorted and crushed to different sizes at crushing plants before loading for delivery, while other coal is shipped raw. SECMC usually and currently ships its coal to the power park in Thar Block II using coal dump trucks.
Reserves of 175 billion tons. Translating into 50 billion tons of oil equivalent and 2000 trillion cubic feet of gas.learn More
Coal reserves of 2 billion tons which can produce 5,000MW of electricity for
The source of cheapest base-load fuel for the countrylearn More
More than combined oil reserves of Saudia Arabia and Iran, and 68 times higher than Pakistan’s total gas reserves.learn More
Offering hedge against price volatility as it is largely impervious to changes in international commodity prices.learn More
A Pakistani project
with majority shareholding held
by Pakistani entities.
Environmentally compliant project on all countslearn More
Initiated world-class projects focused on social and communal welfare of the communities that host the project.learn More
Voluntary adoption of various
international and advanced level