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SCHEMES                           --- Status as on  31.07.2015

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 physical 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. Site preparation is in progress. It is scheduled to commence the dredging in front of NCB II by the middle of August,2015 and will be completed by the end of Sept,2015. The concessionaire has been reminded to inform the date of commencement of commercial operation. 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

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. For the appointment of Independent Engineer for the project, work order issued to M/s Unison Project Management, Pune on 17.04.2015. Environmental clearance received from MoEF on 02.01.2015 with conditions. Letter along with MoEF clearance sent to M/s. Transstroy on 28.01.2015 requesting to take over the project site. The firm has requested the Port to provide unconditional MoEF Clearance for taking over the site. Opinion of the Attorney General of India is sought regarding conditional environmental clearance.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 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 2017-18. On commencement of commercial operation the Port will have a capacity addition of 9.15 MTPA.  Vide letter dt. 30.1.15, the concessionaire stated that MoEF clearance does not satisfy any of the basic requirements for the implementation of project as MoEF clearance is a conditional one. Opinion of the Attorney General of India is sought regarding conditional environmental clearance.

 

 

 

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 85904                             TEU’s up to June-2015 and paid revenue share of Rs 9.30 Cores up to May-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.

           Concessionaire furnished the drawings, design details & specification of Civil works, RMQCs              & RTGCs and the same have been forwarded to Independent Engineer on 23.7.2014,                           9.4.2015 & 4.5.2015. Independent Engineer has furnished their comments/observations for                 RTGCs, RMQCs & Civil reports on 16.06.2015, dt. 22.6.2015 & 30.06.2015 and the same have           been forwarded to the concessionaire on 17.6.2015, 23.6.2015 & 02.06.2015 respectively. The          concessionaire has been reminded to inform the date of commencement of commercial                        operation.

 

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.Revenue share earned up to June 2015 is Rs.4.56 Crores.

 

 

 

  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. Revalidation of Environmental Clearance received from MOEF vide letter dated 31.03.2014. Consent to establish obtained by the Concessionaire from TNPCB vide letter dated 21.02.2014.,3rd call IE Service.Tender opened on 30.04.2015 and one bidder had submitted their offer. Tender Committee meeting held on 23.06.2015 and evaluation is in progress. Removal of dredged material from the backup area of SDB-Cement has been completed on 23.09.2014. The Concessionaire taken over the Port Asset on 23.1.2015.Show Cause notice has been sent to the concessionaire on 28.04.2015.Showcause notice issued to the concessionaire on 28.04.2015 due to non fulfillment of condition precedent, in this regard a meeting held with the Concessionaire on 23.06.2015. The reply to the show cause notice and the joint meeting with the concessionaire are not fruitful. Hence, it is decided to get the opinion from ASG to terminate the concession agreement.  For Independent Engineer service third call tender opened on 30.04.2015. Tender evaluation is in process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 was 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. The 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 a writ appeal on 27.03.2015. Hearing held on 06.04.2015 and court issued Interim Stay to the order dated 02.02.2015 up to 02.06.2015.Hearing held on 01.06.2015 and hearing was scheduled during second week of July, 2015.  Date of hearing yet to be announced.

 

 

                    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. 

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. The project team arrived and preliminary works are in progress. Ancillary equipments such as Pipelines, cutter teeth, Maineries floating equipment etc., arrived at Port on 29.06.2015 and discharge completed on 03.07.2015.The dredging will commence by the middle of August, 2015 and will be completed by the first week of November, 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. 78.00 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 about Rs.37.20 Crore. M/S Rites has been engaged to prepare the final layout drawing to be submitted to Sourthern Railway for approval .Investment committee meeting was held on 12.03.2015.Further action will be taken on the approval of Board.

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 at Marshalling Yard was completed and the track no.5 and 2 is in progress.

B. Road Connectivity:

  1. Widening the existing road from TTPS roundana to Green gate.

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, Pudukottai, 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 10thAugust, 2015. The physical progress is about 80%.

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, Pudukottai, 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 10thAugust, 2015. Road formation work completed. Thermoplastic paint marking is in progress.

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. The period of Contract is 6 months. Work completed in all aspect  on  19.06.2015.

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