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SCHEMES                          --- Status as on 31.01.2016

PPP  PROJECTS (In Progress)

1.     CONSTRUCTION OF NORTH CARGO BERTH NO –II

Capacity Addition : 7.00 MTPA

Project Cost : Rs. 332.16 Crore

·      The Concession Agreement signed with the concessionaire M/s. Tuticorin coal Terminal pvt. Ltd.  Mumbai on 11.09.2010. The site was physically handed over to the concessionaire on 15.04.2011. M/s.Consulting Engineering Service, New Delhi is appointed as Independent Engineer for the project on 28-02-2011 and agreement signed on 31.08.2012. The concessionaire commenced the civil work at site on 01.03.2012. About 90% of civil works are completed. Environmental Clearance for dredging received from MoEF on 02.01.2015 with conditions. Work order issued for dredging in front of berth on 19.1.2015. 3Nos of Shore unloader received and installed over Berth. Dredging in front of NCB – II completed on 26.10.2015. The construction Phase is extended up to 25.12.2016. On completion of this project the Port will have a capacity addition of 7.00 MTPA. Gross Revenue Share is 52.17%.

 

2.      Construction of North Cargo Berth-III

Capacity Addition : 9.15 MTPA

       Project Cost : Rs. 420.00 Crore

a)      The Port Trust Board in its meeting held on 30.01.2013 has accepted the Gross Revenue Share percentage (30%) of H1 Bidder M/s. Transstroy North Cargo Berth –III Port Pvt.Ltd, as per the Hon’ble Supreme court order.LOA issued to M/s. Transstroy North Cargo Berth –III Port Pvt.Ltd,Hyderabad on 08.10.2013.The Concession Agreement was signed on 07.02.2014. Port is taking action to obtain environmental clearance from MOEF for the project and to hand over the project site to the Concessionaire. This project is likely to be completed and commence the commercial operation by the end of 2017-18.On commencement of commercial operation the Port will have a capacity addition of 9.15 MTPA. Port issued the showcause notice on 24.08.2015. Termination order was issued on 12.11.2015.The concessionaire requested the port to grant additional time period to fulfill the conditions precedents. Since the firm fails to fulfill the Conditions Precedent within the time frame given to the firm, the Bank Guarantee furnished towards performance was encashed for an amount of Rs.21 crores. Offer called from IPA empanelled for the preparation of Feasibility report on 04.01.2016. In meantime based on the request of the concessionaire further extension granted up to 31.03.2016 to fulfill the conditions precedent.

 

  1. CONSTRUCTION OF NORTH CARGO BERTH -IV.

Capacity Addition : 9.15 MTPA

Project Cost : Rs. 355.00 Crore.

b)      LOA issued to M/s. Transstroy North Cargo Berth Pvt. Ltd on 30.01.2013 at the Gross Revenue share of 30%. Concession Agreement signed on 17.04.2013. On commencement of commercial operation the Port will have a capacity addition of 9.15 MTPA. Port issued the showcause notice on 08.09.2015. Termination order was issued on 12.11.2015.The concessionaire requested the port to grant additional time period to fulfill the conditions precedent. Since the firm failed to fulfill the conditions precedent within the time frame given to the firm, the Bank guarantee furnished towards performance was encashed for an amount of Rs.17.75 crores. Offer called from IPA empanelled for the preparation of feasibility report on 04.01.2016. In meantime based on the request of the concessionaire further extension granted up to 31.03.2016 to fulfill the conditions precedent.

 

4.      CONVERSION OF BERTH NO. 8  AS CONTAINER TERMINAL

Capacity Addition : 7.20 MTPA

Project Cost: Rs. 312.23 Crore

a)       LOA issued to M/s. Dhakshin Bharat Gate way Terminals Pvt. Ltd on 07.08.2012 with a gross revenue share of 55.19%. Concession Agreement signed on 04.09.2012. Two Nos. of reach stackers arrived and the firm has taken action to purchase shore crane. Temporary operation commenced on 11.05.2014. The concessionaire was informed that security agencies have not recommended for the purchase of ZPMC cranes on 03.11.2014.

b)    M/s.STUP Consultant, Chennai is appointed as Independent Engineer for the project.

c)    Temporary operation commenced on 11.05.2014.Concessionaire handled 132566 TEU’s up to December, 2015 and paid revenue share of Rs.14.02 Crores up to November, 2015.

d)    Ministry of Defence granted NO Objection for Installation of ZPMC Cranes at 8th Berth along with conditions vide letter 05.05.2015 and the same was informed to the concessionaire. Concessionaire placed work order with M/s Leibherr Container Cranes Ltd, Ireland for procurement of 3 nos of RMQCs and 9 nos of RTGCs and the cranes will be installed during June, 2016.

e)   Concessionaire was addressed on 17.07.2015 to proceed with procurement of RMQCs and RTGCs. Concessionaire requested 16 months extension for COD  to 17.11.2016. Board meeting held on 14.08.2015 accorded approval for extension of construction Phase upto 30.08.2016 considering the delay occurred in of security Clearance for importing of M/S.ZPMC, China make RMQCS.

5.      Mechanization of Berth No. 9 (Up Gradation of mechanical Handling Infrastructure at Tuticorin Port Trust (Berth I to Berth VI& IX)

          Capacity Addition : 8.72 MTPA

          Project Cost : Rs. 49.20 Crore

LOA issued to M/s. IMC – PSTS Ltd. Consortium, Chennai on 25.03.2012 with a gross revenue share of 26.55 %. Concession agreement signed on 24.05.2013.Conditions precedent was fulfilled on 31.08.2013. Cranes received from Germany on 27.02.2014 and commercial operation commenced from 25.03.2014.Revenue share earned up to December, 2015 is Rs.7.33 Crores. Cargo handled up to December, 2015 is 6.23 Million Tonnes.

  1. CONSTRUCTION OF 1 NO  OF SHALLOW WATER BERTH FOR HANDLING CEMENT AND RELATED RAW MATERIALS

Capacity Addition : 2.67 MTPA

Project Cost : Rs. 84.08 Crores

LOA issued to M/s. Transstroy –OJSC Consortium on 31.12.2012. Concession Agreement signed on 17.04.2013. Gross Revenue share  is  22%. Showcause notice has been sent to the concessionaire on 28.04.2015 for non compliance of the condition precedent. As per the Conditions Precedent Article clause No.3.1 (a),the Concessionaire has not fulfill  conditions precedent .

 

The Board in its meeting held on 14.08.2015 accorded approval to terminate the concession agreement. Based on the Board approval the termination of concession agreement was issued on 31.08.2015.The revised cost estimate has been prepared by adopting Wholesale price Index for an amount of Rs 106.78 Crores which was approved by VOCPT Board on 17.10.2015.Letter sent to Ministry on 05.11.2015 stating the revised cost of the project. Retender was called on 24.11.2015.Pre application conference meeting was held on 29.12.2015.Two agencies participated in the meeting. The scheduled date of opening date of RFQ is on 29.01.2016.

 

PPP  PROJECTS (Under Bidding)

1)   CONSTRUCTION OF 1 NO SHALLOW WATER BERTH FOR HANDLING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

Capacity Addition : 2.00 MTPA

Project Cost : Rs. 65.37 Crore

 

The Port had invited tender for selection of concessionaire. Court case filed by one of the bidders M/s. Indian Port Terminal, Tuticorin. Argument completed on 11.12.2014.

Madurai Bench of  Hon’ble High Court of Madras issued order as

   “The writ petition is allowed and diverted the  Port to issue letter of award within a period of two weeks” to the Petitioner.

Port filed an writ appeal on 27.03.15.

Hearing held on 06.04.2015 and court issued Interim Stay to the order dated 02.02.2015 up to 02.06.2015. The Court extended the stay till further order. Next hearing date is fixed during Is Ist week of February, 2016.

Dredging projects

1.   Dredging in front of NCB-II and Two Nos  of Shallow Draught Berths   (Phase- A)

The Detailed Project Report was prepared by IITM, Chennai for the work “Optimization of Inner Harbour” in 3 phases. The PIB Committee recommended the project with a grant of 50 % of the estimated cost and CCEA clearance was received by Port. 

VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 17.10.2014 accorded approval to award the work to L1 bidder after receipt of Environmental clearance from MoEF. The Environmental clearance for the project received on 02.01.2015 from MoEF with conditions. Work order issued to M/s Universal Dredging Reclamation Corporation, Mauritius on 19.01.2015 for an amount of Rs.398.294 Crore. The contract period of project is 9 months. Dredging commenced on 18.08.2015 and was completed on 26.10.2015. Phase – II PIB memo submitted to Ministry on 06.05.2015.

Rail Road Connectivity Projects

A. Rail Connectivity: 

  1.   Laying of Railway Track from Port Marshalling Yard to Hare Island at V. O. Chidambaranar Port. 

      Port awarded three PPP projects NCB II,III, IV for the handling of dry bulk cargoes. The total capacity of the three berths is estimated at 25.30 MTPA. Considering huge volume of expected cargo, the stack yard of about 36 Hectares is earmarked at Hare Island. The existing cargo may not be possible to be evacuated through the existing road. Hence VOCPT has proposed to evacuate through rail by connecting the existing Port Marshalling yard and Hare Island at an estimated cost of Rs. 70.12 Crore. MOS letter dated 17.08.2015 has issued the letter of award for project management consultancy to M/s.RITES Ltd. M/s RITES Ltd has furnished the revised estimate for Earthwork excavation of Embankment for Railway track on 25.10.2015. Tender opened on 21.12.2015. Two bidders participated in the Tender under evaluation. The Board note prepared and sent to Finance for concurrence. The revised estimate is 58.30 Cr.

2.Proposed making up cess from in between station Milavittan yard & TNHP marshaling yard.

      This work is proposed to make up the deficiency in the cess from Milavittan to Port Marshalling yard which is being operated as assisted siding. The estimated amount of Rs. 3.05 Crore was deposited during December, 2013 to Southern Railways to take up the work on Deposit basis. This work has commenced from May, 2014 and work is in Progress.

     3.Renovation and modification of existing rail system operated from marshalling yard to V.O.C. wharf

This work is proposed for the complete track renewal of rail line from Port Marshalling yard to VOC wharf without affecting rail operation. Port Trust Board accorded approval for Rs.17.53 Crore to take up the work through Southern Railways. Port deposited the amount in two Installments to Southern Railways. The emergent work and Level crossing works are completed. Work was commenced by the Railway Department on 20.04.2015.The renewal work in track no.1, 2, 3 , 5 at Marshalling Yard was completed and addtional line (Loop line) near Coal yard completed. The laying of PSC Sleeper and rail fixing work is in Progress.