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SCHEMES                          --- Status as on 31.11.2016

PPP PROJECTS (In Progress)


Capacity Addition: 7.00 MTPA

Project Cost: Rs. 332.16 Crore

a)    The Concession Agreement signed with the concessionaire M/s.Tuticorin Coal Terminal Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai on 11-09.2010 at a gross revenue share of 52.17%.

b)    The site was physically handed over to the concessionaire on 15-04-2011. Civil works commenced at site on 01.03.2012. About 90% of work completed. 3Nos of Shore unloader received and installed over Berth. Dredging in front of NCB – II completed on 26.10.2015.

c)    Based on request of concessionaire, Board has resolved to extended construction phase time up to 25.12.2016. Meeting conducted by Chairman with the concessionaire and lenders on 22.03.2016, 04.07.2016 and 28.07.2016 with TCTPL, lenders and insisted to commence the commercial operation within the extended period.

d)    Joint Secretary (Ports) convened a meeting on 28.09.2016 with Chairman, Chief Engineer and TCTPL representative and initiated to commence the Interim Operation (provisional COD) before 25.12.2016.

e)    A letter was sent to M/s TCTPL on 20.10.2016 seeking time schedule and action taken to commence the interim operation on or before 25.12.2016.


2.      Construction of North Cargo Berth-III

Capacity Addition: 10.22 MTPA

Project Cost: Rs. 586.89 Crore

a)    Work order was issued to IPA approved Consultant M/s Wapcos for preparation of feasibility report for NCB-III & IV on 23.02.2016.

b)    M/s Wapcos have submitted the Feasibility report for NCB – III on 31.05.2016, showing various options but recommending that for optimal utilization, the NCB- III should be used only for Coal instead of multiple cargoes.

c)    Based on recommendations of consultant and Board approval NIT was floated on 07.06.2016.

d)    RFQ opened on 26.07.2016. Three offers received.

e)    Letter sent to Ministry enclosing documents of the tenderers for Security Clearance on 27.07.2016.

f)     Security clearance received on 17.08.2016

g)    Due to the proposal for deepening the harbour basin and channel to cater to -14.50m draught vessels and widening of port entrance, Port goes for re-tender the project. Accordingly the tender called on 05.10.2016 and fixing the date for opening on 21.11.2016 and will be awarded during February, 2017.



                 Capacity Addition: 8.62 MTPA

                 Project Cost: Rs. 515.18 Crore.

a)    Port awarded the Feasibility study of NCB – IV in favour of M/s. Wapcos, Haryana on 23.02.2016.

b)    The firm furnished feasibility report on 30.05.2016 and the same approved by the Board meeting held on 31.05.2016.

c)    SFC Memo filed to Ministry on 30.06.2016.

d)    Based on the feasibility report it is proposed to implement the project development of North cargo Berth-IV for handling containers & clean cargo on DBFOT basis through PPP mode.

e)    Invitation for qualification for retender published on 05.10.2016 Due date for submission of RFQ extended upto 18.11.2016, TAMP passed tariff vide order date 02.09.2016.

f)     SFC meeting proposed on 17.11.2016/18.11.2016.


         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 the purchase of ZPMC cranes on 03.11.2014.

b)    M/s.STUP Consultant, Chennai is appointed as Independent Engineer for the project. Temporary operation commenced on 11.05.2014. Concessionaire handled 217910 TEU’s up to October, 2016 and paid revenue share of Rs.23.42 Cores up to October, 2016.

c)    Concessionaire placed work order with M/s Leibherr Container Cranes Ltd, Ireland for procurement of 3 nos of RMQCs and 9 nos of RTGCs

d)    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 security Clearance for importing of M/S.ZPMC, China make RMQCS.

e)    Meeting with lenders and concessionaire held on 04.07.2016. During the meeting concessionaire informed that cranes will be shipped once the loan amount will be sanctioned by the Banks.

f)     Board in the meeting held on 12.07.2016 resolved to communicate the concessionaire that no further extension of COD after 30.08.2016 would be considered and LD clause will apply as per the tender condition. This has also been informed to the concessionaire.

g)    During the meeting held on 28.09.2016 in the office of Joint Secretary (Ports), MOS, New Delhi, it was decided that arrival of cranes at VOCPT is 30.11.2016 & commissioning of cranes and COD shall be within 15.02.2017.


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   October, 2016 is Rs.11.22 Crores. Cargo handled up to October, 2016 is 9.48 Million Tonnes.





     Capacity Addition: 2.41 MTPA

     Revised Cost of Project: Rs. 123.35 Crores

a)    Port decided to prepare the fresh feasibility report for restructuring the project and Port engaged M/s WAPCOS to fresh Feasibility study for the berth as General Cargo Berth.

b)    TEFR submitted by M/s WAPCOS, was approved by VOCPT Board in its meeting held on 12.07.2016.

c)    TAMP application submitted on 30.07.2016.

d)    SFC memorandum submitted on 09.08.2016.

e)    Pre application conference held on 25.08.2016. One bidder participated in the pre application conference.

f)     TAMP hearing held on 19.09.2016.

g)    RFQ application opened on 27.09.2016.Two applicants submitted the RFQ application.

h)    IPA team has been engaged as Evaluation committee.

i)     RFQ evaluation under Progress.

PPP PROJECTS (Under Bidding)


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 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.

·      The matter is Sub-judice, Now Port is pursuing the matter to early posting of case.

·      During the Board meeting held on 12.07.2016. The issue discussed in detail and the Board directed to refer the issue to IPA legal consultant to obtain opinion.

·      The detail of the case has been sent to IPA on 20.08.2016 for getting Legal Opinion.

·      The Advisor (Legal), IPA given opinion and the same has placed before the Board.


                                                      Dredging projects

1.   Dredging Up To (-) 14.5 M Draught To Handle Fully Loaded Panamax Vessels

a.    The tender for appointment of Consultant to prepare the DPR floated on 08.09.2016.

b.    The technical proposal has opened on 19.10.2016 and evaluation completed. The financial proposal will be opened on 01.11.2016.





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 two PPP projects NCB II, III, for the handling of dry bulk cargoes. The total capacity of the two berths is estimated at 17.22 MTPA. Considering huge volume of expected cargo, the stack yard of about 24 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 borne 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 LOA for project management consultancy to M/s.RITES Ltd. The work order for earth work excavation and formation of Embankment for Railway Track has been issued to shri. Chinnathambi on 24.06.2016 for Rs.21,05,14,964/- and Earth work excavation from DCW ltd to hare island and water logged area under the convey or is in progress.


                In the meantime, the board note has been prepared and placed before the ensuring VOCPT Board for the approval of the revised cost of the project at an amount of Rs. 58.30 Cr (phase-I) and an amount of Rs 10.50 crore paid to IPRCL Mumbai. Further M/s.RITES Ltd has called for Tender and Tender opened on 07.09.2016for construction Bridges for an amount of Rs.12.60crore. Three bidders participated and tender under evaluation.

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. 40% of work completed 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. Work was commenced by the Railway Department on 20.04.2015.The renewal work in track no.1,2,3,4,5 at Marshalling Yard was completed and additional line (Loop line) near Coal yard completed. The laying of PSC Sleeper and rail fixing work was completed except supplying and packing of ballast. 80% work completed. The work is expected to be completed by December, 2016. The handing over the sleepers is in progress. So far 650 MT steel sleepers were handed over to the store. Which is under e-action by Mechanical department (1st lot). The points and crossing work completed. So for 413MT of rail handed over to main store. Remaining steel sleepers and rail will be handled over to main store during the month of December 2016.