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    SCHEMES                          --- Status as on  31.01.2015

    WORK COMPLETED

    1. Construction of North Cargo Berth – I  Estimated cost-Rs.49.50Crore

    Capacity Addition : 6.30 MTPA

    Berth Construction completed on 25.07.2012 .Berth handed over to NTPL for installation of their conveyors and shore unloaders on 04.10.2012. Installation of conveyor, shore unloaders are Completed. The berthing operation started from 01.10.2014. On commencement of operation the Port will have a capacity addition of 6.30 MTPA by this Project. The plant yet to be commence .

    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 86% of physical works are completed. Installation of equipment at stack yard is in progress. This work is expected to be completed during September, 2015. On completion of this project the Port will have a capacity addition of 7.00 MTPA. Gross Revenue Share is 52.17% .Action being taken to dredge infront of Berth by Port as per Concession Agreement .

    2.      Construction of North Cargo Berth-III

                Capacity Addition : 9.15 MTPA

                         Project Cost : Rs. 420.00 Crore

    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 2016-17.On commencement of commercial operation the Port will have a capacity addition of 9.15 MTPA. For appointment of Independent Engineer Technical bids (cover-I) opened on 03.07.2014 and evaluation is completed .The price bid is opened on 03.12.2014 and it is under process .  Environmental  clearance received from MoEF on 02.01.2015 with certain condition .Letter sent to the concessionaire on 28.01.2015 for  take over the project site .

     

                3.CONSTRUCTION OF NORTH CARGO BERTH -IV.

                            Capacity Addition : 9.15 MTPA

                            Project Cost : Rs. 355.00 Crore.

    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. For the appointment of Independent Engineer for the project, work order awarded to M/S Consulting Engineering Services India Pvt Ltd. Environmental  clearance received from MoEF on 02.01.2015 with certain condition .Letter sent to the concessionaire on 24.01.2015 for  take over the project site .This project is likely to be completed and  commercial operation will  commence by 2016-17. On commencement of commercial operation the Port will have a capacity addition of 9.15 MTPA. 

    4.CONVERSION OF BERTH NO. 8  AS CONTAINER TERMINA

                  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.

                    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. Condition precedent was fulfilled on 31.08.2013. Cranes received from Germany on 27.02.2014 and commercial operation commenced from  25.03.2014.  

    6. 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. SPV formed in the name of M/s.Transstroy Shallow Draught Berth Port Pvt. Ltd. Concession Agreement signed on 17.04.2013. Capacity of berth 2.67MTPA. Gross Revenue share  is 30%. 

    The concessionaire obtained  CTE from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on 21.02.2014  Re-validation of Environmental clearance received from MoEF vide letter dt. 31.03.2014 and valid upto 08.05.2016 for the project .

    Removal of dredged material from the backup area of project site to the SDB cement has been removed 23.09.2014.  Letter sent to the concessionaire to take over the Project site on 13.10.2014 ,18.10.2014, 11.11.2014 & 27.11.2014 and 23.12.2014.Finally , the concessionaire take over the Port Assets on 23.01.2015.

    Tendering is in process for appointment of Independent Engineer for the project for which price bid opened on 12.12.2013. M/s. Consulting Engineering Services, New Delhi is the L1 tenderer. Negotiation meeting held on 03.02.2014 and again on 16.04.2014. L1 tenderer M/s. Consulting Engineering Services, is blacklisted for tendering by Mumbai Port Trust.  Hence for negotiation requested letter sent to the L2 tenderer of M/S i Maritime Ltd on 29.09.2014.

    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. A court case was filed  by one of the bidders and the legal issue was placed before the Board on 19.10.2012. Hearing/argument is held in the Hon’ble Madras  High Court Chennai. As requested by the ASG in the High Court Madras, hearing held on 06.02.2013. According to the instruction of Ministry implead petition is filed by Port’s legal adviser on 20.03.2014. Thereafter the case came up for final hearing on 11.12.2014 in the Hon’ble Bench of High court, Chennai. Final  judgment awaited

    Projects for the year 2014-15

                           Development of Toll plaza in front of Port entrance at VOCPT

           Project Cost : Rs 1.00 Crore

    This project is proposed to enhance the traffic flow at Port entrance for faster and safer evacuation of cargoe

     Administrative approval accorded by the Chairman/VOCPT for Rs.1.00Crore

    Civil works Work order issued to M/s N.P.Ashok Vardhana,Tuticorin on 30.08.2014 with a contract period of 4 months

    Work commenced on  10.09.2014

     

    Dredging projects

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

    According to Detailed Project Report prepared IITM, Chennai for the work “Optimization of Inner Harbour - Phase – II work has to be taken in phases as per the requirement. Accordingly action is being taken to dredge infront of the berth NCB- II, SBD (2Nos) under phase –A as immediate requirement.PIB note has been prepared and submitted to Ministry on 06.06.2013.The total quantity is estimated as 1.56 Million Cum for phase -A and scheduled to commence the dredging on receipt of environmental clearance from MOEF. The PIB Meeting was held on 18.12.2013. The PIB Committee recommended the project with a grant of 50 % of the estimated cost and CCEA clearance is received by Port. 

    Action is being taken by the Port to obtain Environmental Clearance from MOEF. Public hearing was held on 27.12.2013. State CRZ meeting was held on 21.03.2014.

    In the mean time, tendering  process for dredging is completed. NIT issued on 07.08.2013. Tender opened on 30.10.2013. After evaluation the qualified tenderers price bid ( cover-II ) was opened on 15.09.2014.

    MoEF sent a letter to Port dated 17.09.2014 seeking additional details and reply to MoEF on 20.10.2014. 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 . 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 .

    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. The work will be taken up  based on the requirement. First phase will be taken up during 2015-16 at an estimated cost of Rs. 30.00 Crore.M/S Rites has been engaged to prepare the final layout drawing to be submitted to Sourthern Railway for approval. The need of Railway line yet to be confirmed from the users. Further action will be taken based on the requirements.

    1. 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 further work is in progress.

    B. Road Connectivity:

    1. Widening the existing road from TTPS roundana to Green gate.
    2. a) 6 lane from TTPS roundana to Green Gate (2.45Km)

    The existing 4 lane road from TTPS roundana to Green gate is inadequate to meet the present traffic flow. M/s. RITES conducted detailed study on improvement of Road.  RITES recommended to widen the existing 4 lane road to 6 lane road from Green gate to TTPS roundana, taking into consideration that PPP projects  are likely to be operational and with that additional container traffic and  traffic from Green gate to TTPS roundana will increase. Hence, it is proposed to widen the existing 4 lane to 6 lane. Administrative approval accorded by the VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 30.05.2014 for an amount of Rs 14.74 Crores .

    VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 17.10.2014 accorded approval to award the work to the L1 tenderer M/s. Immanuel & Co, Pudkottai, Tuticorin District. Work order was issued on 28.10.2014 .Work commenced on 11.11.2014 and work is in progress.The period of contract is 9 months. The scheduled time of Completion of Project is August, 2015.

    b) 6 lane from Green gate to VOC Wharf   entrance (2.70 km)

    The existing 4 lane road inside green gate is inadequate to meet the present traffic flow and to meet the future traffic movement.   M/s. RITES conducted detailed study on improvement of Road. The RITES recommended to widen the existing 4 lane road inside Green gate to 6 lane by developing southern side with providing central median.

    Administrative approval accorded by the VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 30.05.2014 for an amount of Rs 13.04 Crores .VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 17.10.2014 accorded approval to award the work to the L1 tenderer M/s. Immanuel & Co, Pudkottai, Tuticorin District. Work order was issued on 28.10.2014 .

    Work commenced on 11.11.2014 and work is in progress.The period of Contract is 9 months. The scheduled time of Completion of Project is August ,2015.  Physical progress is about 10%.

    Development of road facilities for cargo evacuation from Hare Island (Phase – I) in VOCPT

    Port’s obligation to provide road connectivity to the proposed stack yards being developed by PPP operators at Hare Island. Presently construction of NCB-II is in advanced stage.  Hence, Port planned to take up the road development in phases and as per requirement. Accordingly, the phase– I proposal is planned to meet the immediate requirement of NCB- II operation.

    Administrative approval and issue of work order accorded by the VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 30.05.2014 for an amount of Rs 8.20 Crores. Based on the Board approval the work was awarded on 30.09.2014 to  Shri S.Sutharson, Tuticorin .Work commenced on 13.10.2014 and work is in progress. The period of Contract is 6 months. The scheduled date  of completion of project is April, 2015. 60 % of Rubble protection bund work and 10% road formation work completed.

    FUTURE PLANS  

           

    I   OUTER HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT

    1.           Based on Global Tender NIT was published. After evaluation, work order for the preparation of Detailed Project Report was issued to M/s. i- Maritime, Mumbai on 26.02.2013 and the firm has submitted the final DPR during December,2013. As per the final DPR the draft infront of the berth is (-) 16m and in channel is (-) 18m. The total project cost is Rs 23431.92 Crores in four phases .

     

     

     

    No of Berths

    Cargoes to be handled in the   berths

    Period of Execution

     

    Expenditure

    (Construction Cost + IDC)

    Rs. in Crores

    Capacity addition (MTPA)

    Cumulative Traffic Forecast for Outer Harbour               ( MTPA)

       

     

     

    Port

    PPP operator

    Total

     

     

    Phase 1

    5Nos

    Coal-2 Nos

    Contr–3 Nos

     

    2019-2024

    7241.89

    4393.71

    11,635.60

    97.50

    Coal -   27.30

    Contr – 58.50 (3.9M.TEU)

                85.80

    Phase 2

    4Nos

    Coal - 2Nos

    Contr– 2Nos

    2025-2030

     

     

    3712.01

     

    3712.01

    75.0

    Coal -   47.00

    Contr –106.50 (7.1M.TEU)

                153.50

    Phase 3

    3Nos

    Coal – 1 No

    Contr– 2Nos

    2031-2036

    103.92

    3755.05

    3858.97

    65.00

    Coal -  67.10

    Contr - 54.50(10.3M.TEU)

                221.60

    Phase 4

    5Nos

    Coal- 1No

    Contr–3Nos

    POL – 1 No

    2037-2043

     

     

    4225.34

    4225.34

    90.50

    Coal -    78.80

    Contr –210.00(14.0M.TEU)                                          Liquid      1.70

                 290.50

    Total

    17 Nos

       

    7345.81

    16086.11

    23431.92

    328.00

                290.50

    3.       The Phase –I expenditure to be borne by the Port inclusive of interest during construction works out to Rs.7241.89 Crores. The investment in phase-I to be borne by the port is towards construction of breakwater (2464.93 Crores), dredging cost (3221.33 Crores) ,roads cost (30.45 Crores) and Port crafts (293.10 Crores) with a total cost of Rs.6010 Crores excluding interest during construction (IDC). The phase –I expenditure  to  be borne by  PPP operator  works out to Rs.4393.71 Crores  including IDC.

    4.       On completion of four phases the traffic will be 290 MTPA. Investment by Port  for Phase 2, 3 & 4 development is nominal and main investment will be made by the PPP operators. A fresh application for seeking approval for Terms of References for  environmental clearance submitted to Ministry on 05.03.2014. EAC meeting held on 02.07.2014 and they recommended additional Terms of Reference.

    Work order issued to M/s SGS for EIA study and is in progress. In order to optimizes the  layout and break water section in investigation like  Mathematical/ Physical model study is being carried out  by CWPRS, Pune. Bore hole investigation and hydrographic survey and seismic survey for finalization of Break water layout and dredging quantities are in progress . Port has engaged M/S I.P.A for revalidating the D.P.R. submitted by M/S i – Maritime. This work will be executed in phased manner after finalizing financing plan approval requisite clearance etc.

     

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