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    SCHEMES --- Status as on 31.10.2014

    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 4.10.2012. 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.

    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 28-02-11 and agreement signed on 31.08.2012.   The concessionaire commenced the civil work at site on 01.03.2012. About 84% of physical works are completed. Installation of equipment at stack yard is in progress.  This work is expected to be completed during December, 2014. 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 8.10.2013 with a gross revenue share of 30%. 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

    2015-16. 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 03.07.214 and evaluation is in process. Awaiting MOEF clearance for  handing over the site to PPP operators.

    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. The Port is taking action to obtain environmental clearance from MOEF for the project. 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 TERMINAL

    Capacity Addition : 7.20 MTPA

    Project Cost: Rs. 312.23 Crore

    LOA issued to M/s. Dhakshin Bharat Gate way Terminals Pvt. Ltd on 7.08.2012 with a gross revenue share of 55.19%. Concession Agreement signed on 4.09.2012.  Work is in progress.  Presently, 2 Nos. of reach stackers, 8 Nos of Tractor, Trailers are commissioned and Agreement for the purchase of 3 Nos ship to shore crane was finalised by the Concessionaire. Partial operation  started from 11.05.2014.

     

    1. 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.   

                          

    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. SPV formed in the name of M/s.Transstroy Shallow Draught Berth Port Pvt. Ltd. Concession Agreement signed on 17.04.2013.  The concessionaire obtained  CTE from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on 21.02.2014 Extension of revalidity of Environmental clearance obtained from MOEF upto 08.05.2016 for the project .For removal of dredged materials from the backup area to Marshalling yard & to hand over the site to the PPP operators. Work order issued on 19.06.2014 and the Work is  completed on 23.09.2014.The Concessionaire is informed to take over the project site and taking over is expected shortly.        

    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. The matter is awaiting for judgment. According to the instruction of Ministry implead petition is filed by Port’s legal adviser on 20.03.2014.  

    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 cargoes

    ·         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 Four 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 is completed. NIT issued on 7.08.2013. Four firms submitted their offer tender opened on 30.10.2013. and Price bid ( cover-II ) was opened on 15.09.204. Negotiation meeting was held on 22.09.2014. For the subject Project security clearance is received on 04.09.2014. MoEF sent a letter to Port dated 17.09.2014 seeking additional details and reply sent to MoEF on 20.10.2014.  VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 17.10.14 accorded approval to award the work to L1 bidder after receipt of environmental clearance from MOEF.

     

    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 be evacuated 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.

    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 an amount of Rs.5,84,32,776/- as first installment payment on 25.03.2014 to Southern Railways. The emergent work awarded and work is in progress and tender for modernization work called for Rs.4.36 crore and under finalization. The materials required are to be supplied by Railways. Action is being taken to release the balance payment.

    B. Road Connectivity:

    1) 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 land 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. The estimate has been prepared for Rs. 14.74 crore and  approved by the Board  in its meeting held on 30.05.2014. Tender was opened on 08.08.2014.The technical bids evaluation is completed. Price bid cover-II was opened on 16.09.2014.VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 17.10.14 accorded approval to award the work to the L1 tenderer M/S Immanuel & co,Pudukkotti. Work order issued on 28.10.2014. The period of Completion is 9 months.The expected time of Completion of Project is  JULY,2015.

    2)   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. The estimate has been prepared for Rs. 13.04 Crore and approved by the Board  in its meeting held on 30.05.2014. The Tender was opened on 07.08.2014. The technical bids evaluation is completed. Price bid cover-II was opened on 16.09.2014. VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 17.10.14  accorded approval to award the work to the L1 tenderer M/S Immanuel & co,Pudukkotti. Work order issued on 28.10.2014. The period of Completion is 9 months. The expected time of Completion of Project is  JULY,2015.

    3)  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.The estimate has been prepared for an amount of Rs.8.20Crore and approved by V.O.Chidambaranar Port Trust Board’s in its meeting held on 30.05.2014. The Tender was opened on 11.08.2014. The work was awarded on 30.09.2014.The period of Completion is 6 months.The expected time of Completion of Project is end of MARCH,2015.

     FUTURE PLANS          

    I   OUTER HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT

    Environmental Impact Assessment study was completed by NIO, Goa on July 2009. Port is in process of getting approval of Terms of Reference for Environmental Clearance for this project. Public hearing meeting conducted by TNPCB on 16-07-10. The Minutes of the Public Hearing forwarded by TNPCB  to the Ministry on  10-08-10. Port also sent a letter to Ministry on 29-09-10 for the issue of Environmental Clearance for this project at the earliest. During the review meeting held on 03.08.2012 taken by Hon’ble union Minister of Shipping at Chennai,  a decision was taken to go for preparation of fresh DPR report as traffic profile has changed. Accordingly, Detailed Project Report was prepared and submitted by  M/s. i– maritime, Mumbai during October, 2013 at a cost of Rs.1.258 Crore.  As per the final DPR the draft infront of the berth is  (-) 16m and in channel is (-) 18m. The total cost of the project is Rs.23431.92 Crores in four phases for 17 Nos. of berths(10 Container berths, 6 Coal berths & 1 POL berth). The first phase is Rs. 11,635.60 Crores which consists of Dredging, breakwater and road and cost of Rs. 7241.89 Crores to be borne by Port including interest during construction and the balance to be borne by the PPP operators in five berths. Total traffic for Phase – I is assessed as 85.8 Million Tonnes per annum. 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.  MOEF advised to prepare EIA /EMP studies additionally and insisted Public hearing also. Accordingly offer called from accredited agencies on 27.8.2014. Five offers received and tender opened on 15.09.2014.Work order issued.  Mathematical/ Physical model study is being carriedout  by CWPRS, Pune. Draft mathematical model studies submitted. Action is being taken to conduct bore hole investigation and hydrographic survey and seismic survey for finalization of Break water layout and dredging quantities.  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, requisite clearance etc.

                                                

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