Gadkariare to inaugurate 5 MMTPA Multipurpose Berth at Paradip on 6thFeb, To lay foundation stone of Coal Berth


Bhubaneswar : The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkariare will inaugurate several projects including a  Multipurpose Clean Cargo/Container Berth at the Paradip Port on 6th of this month.

Paradip Port has developed a Multipurpose Berth on BOT (Built-Operate and Transfer ) basis at its Southern side for handling clean cargo, including containers, and for diversifying its cargo profile, which hitherto comprised predominantly of bulk cargo like iron ore & coal.

This Clean Cargo/Container Berth will cater to the needs of the containerised traffic and finished products arising out of rapid industrialisation in Odisha and other States of the port’s hinterland. The capacity of the terminal is 5 MMTPA and the estimated cost of the project is Rs.430.78 crores.

He’ll also commission the Dust Suppression System at MCHP. PPT handles about 25 MT thermal coal in the mechanized coal handling plant, which are discharged into in the Rail Receival Station generating dust. As such, the challenges faced with the fugitive dust generation have been tackled through a customized contentment and dual fluid dust suppression technique. This technique generates ultra-fine water droplets in the form of dry fog which moistens and agglomerates like-sized dust particles in the form of dust plumes making it heavy to fall back on to the parent material. This project has been completed at a cost of Rs.17.50 crores.

He’ll also lay the foundation stones for the Mechanization of EQ-1, 2, 3 berths and new Coal berth at Paradip Port on BOT basis. The existing East Quay (EQ) of Paradip Port of 686 m is presently operational through semi-mechanized means in which cargo is handled through mobile harbour cranes or the ship’s own gear. Paradip Port Trust has taken up mechanization of EQ berths to enhance their capacity to 30 MMTPA, enabling cargo handling of thermal coal exports in an eco-friendly manner through fully mechanized closed conveyor system. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1,437.76crores.

The new coal berth for handling of coal imports at Paradip Port will be developed on BOT basis. This is a green field project which envisages development of a new berth for handling coal imports at Paradip Port of 10 MMTPA capacity, fully mechanized with facilities like unloading from ships, stacking, reclaiming and rapid wagon loading to be carried out through closed conveyor system enabling the cargo to be handled in eco-friendly manner. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.655.56 crores.

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