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Marg commissions Karikal all-weather port in TN

Marg Construction, a leading infrastructure company has commenced operations of its new all-weather port in Karikal in Tamil Nadu. The port has 2 berths with a combine cargo handling capacity of 5 mmtpa. It also has a backup area of 2.4 lakh sq.meters. The port is built on build, own and transfer basis (BOT) and the contract was awarded by the Pondicherry govt. in 2006. The draft of the port which is currently 13.5 meters will be increased to 16.5 meters in phases. The port also has facilities to handle dry and liquid cargo, containers, bulk cargo and project cargo. L&T Ramboll, DHI, Indomer Coastal hydraulics, International Sea Port Dredging, Vanoord India Pvt Ltd, Akash Dredging, Aster Infratech, Roshan Electricals Co, Oscean Sparkle were the project vendors.

New Captive Port proposal from Adhunik Metals

Shortly after Arcelor Mittal, Adhunik Metals have also made a proposal to the state government to set up a captive port north of Mahanadi river, Jambu at Barunei Muhan 30 kms north of Gahirmatha. The company plans to set up a all weather commercial port with an investment of Rs. 16840 million. The project will come up in two phases, 10 mtpa cargo handling by 2016 and 30 mtpa by the time it is commissioned in 2021. Around 5.25 mtpa of import cargo handled will be captive while this will go up to 9.26 mtpa by 2016.

New captive port proposal from Arcelor Mittal

Arcelor Mittal,leading steel producer which is setting up a steel plant in Keonjagarh district in Orissa has submitted a proposal to Orissa govt. to set up a captive port at Barunei Muhan, north of Mahanadi river at Paradip. The port planned in two phases will have 10.62 mtpa at the first phase and 17.3 mtpa at second phase. The port is expected to handle PCI coal, limestones, billets, slabs, HR coil sheets etc., It will have five berths and expects a traffic of 391 vessels turning around in the first year. The total channel depth at the end of commissioning the captive port will be 20 meters deep and a length of 10 kms. It also proposes to construct a double lane rail line connecting Paradip-Haridaspur line.

SPI Group to set up new Greenfield port in Orissa

SPI Group, a Chennai based group is planning to invest Rs.15500 million to set up a green field port south of Garimathe marine sanctuary in Kendarpara district of Orissa. The port will have 3 berths and a container handling capacity in the first phase and to construct 12 more berth in the pipeline. The company has done a pre-feasibility study with Scott Wilson Kirk Patrick. IT requires 1750 acres of land and may not have much trouble as the coast is miles away from habitation

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