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SCHEMES                          --- Status as on 31.03.2017

PPP PROJECTS (In Progress)


Capacity Addition: 7.00 MTPA

Project Cost: Rs. 332.16 Crore

a)    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.

b)    Port conducted meeting with concessionaire and instructed to commence the operation as per target date of 25.12.2016.

c)    As the agency has not started the interim operation within the period of COD, Port has issued consultation notice on 26.12.2016 and TCTPL have informed that their lenders have confirmed additional funding arrangements

d)    A meeting held with lenders on 23.01.2017 during which the lenders have confirmed their sanction for additional funding.

e)    Consultation notice was issued on 25.12.2016. The status of the project intimated in to Board in its meeting held on 03.02.2017. Board noted the status of the project.

f)     M/s TCTPL initiated process for interim operation.

2.      Construction of North Cargo Berth-III

Capacity Addition: 10.22 MTPA

  Project Cost: Rs. 586.89 Crore

a)    With reference to the ministry letter on 17.01.2017. The project will be taken up in EPC mode.

b)    LOI issued to M/s Srishaila- Unison (JV) on 17.03.2017.


Capacity Addition: 6lakh TEUs + 1.42 MTPA

Project Cost: Rs. 515.18 Crore.

a)    RFQ opened on 18.11.2016. Three bidders furnished the RFQ application & the same are under evaluation.

b)    Security clearance received on 27.12.2016.

c)    Approval of board is sought on the prequalification of the bidders by tender committee in the ensuing board meeting scheduled on 03.02.2017.

d)    Project approval from MoS received for the development of NCB-IV on 11.01.2017.

e)    Letter dated 16.01.2016, has been sent to prequalified bidders to participate in RFP stage

f)     Pre-bid meeting held on 01.02.2017 with the bidder Adani Ports and Economic zones ltd.

g)    Board in the meeting held on 03.02.2017 ratified the following,

                       i).        To Pre-Qualify the bidder M/S.Adani ports and economic zones ltd & M/s. South India Ltd & chettinad Ltd (Consortium) are ratify the action taken for having informed the pre-Qualified bidder to participate in the RFP stage.

                     ii).        To disqualify the M/s. Ballore Africa logistics.

h)    Based on the request from the likely bidder participated in pre-bid meeting, the due date of submission of bid extended upto 03.03.2017.

i)     No bidder has furnished the RFP bids on 03.03.2017.

j)     During the video conference held on 20.03.2017, while reviewing the NCB-IV project, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping has instructed to hold the meeting with the Potential container terminal operators likely to be bid for the project separately.

k)    Convening of meeting with likely bidders is scheduled from 30.03.2017 to 15.04.2017.


Capacity Addition: 7.20 MTPA

Project Cost: Rs. 312.23 Crore

a)    COD was extended up to 30.08.2016. Considering delay in the security clearance issue. During the meeting held on 28.09.2016 in the office of Joint Secretary (Ports), MoS, M/s.DBGT, Concessionaire informed that 3 Nos. RMQCs & 9 Nos. RTGCs have been fully manufactured by M/s. Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd., Ireland and arrival of cranes is scheduled by 30.11.2016. Commissioning of the cranes and the COD shall be within 15.02.2017. M/s DBGT not commenced the commercial operation on 31.08.2016.

b)    Consultation notice was issued to concessionaire on 13.10.2016.

c)    M/s.DBGT submitted their reply to consultation notice stating that the timeline for necessary financial resources would be early by March 2017. The expected timeline for the remaining civil & electrical works is 6 to 7 months commencing from March-2017. Letter of comfort has been issued to M/S.DBGT on 26.01.2017 for arranging the financial resources.

d)    M/s.DBGT vide letter dated on 30.01.2017 has sought approval of Concessioning Authority to increase the shareholding of M/s.Bollore Africa Logistics, France to 70.40% which constitutes an indirect change in Management Control of the Concessionaire and reiterated that the Applicant continues to hold 100% of the paid-up equity share capital in the Concessionaire.                    

e)     M/s.Bollore Africa Logistics requested vide letter dated 13.02.2017 to grant DBGT with an extension of COD until 31.05.2017 without any Liquidated Damages, subject to the shipment of all LCC equipment within 15.03.2017. Any delay in completing the project beyond 31.05.2017 would be subject to the payment of Liquidated Damages by DBGT as per the concession Agreement. M/s.DBGT was addressed vide letter dt.20.02.2017 that in the meeting with Secretary, Ministry of Shipping it was informed that the company’s request for extension of COD may be considered by VOCPT Board, if the cranes from M/s.Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd., for commissioning in the VIII berth, are put on board the vessel and the vessel sails to Tuticorin from the load Port by 17.03.2017.                     

f)     M/s.DBGT request the lenders to withdraw the following conditions.

                   i).  Promoters to bring in Rs.50 crores in addition to the subordinated debt of Rs.49.80 crores and proportionately reducing the lender’s exposure.

                 ii).  LC to be opened with 100% margin and only on production of COD certificate margin will be released. M/s. DBGT vide letter dated 30.01.2017 has sought approval of Concessioning Authority to increase the shareholding of M/s.Bollore Africa Logistics, France to 70.40% which constitutes an indirect change in Management control of the concessionaire and reiterated that the Applicant continues to hold 100% of the paid-Up equity share capital in the Concessionaire. Ministry of shipping has been requested vide letter dated 03.03.2017 and 08.03.2017 to grant security clearance for M/s.Bollore Africa Logistics, France towards increase the shareholding  by  M/s.Bollore Africa Logistics, France to 70.40%. Temporary operation commenced on 11.05.2014 Concessionaire handled 2,68,103 TEU’s upto March-2017 and paid revenue share of Rs.28.37 Crores up to March-2017 by ship gears & HMCs.

5.      Mechanization of Berth No. 9 (Up Gradation of mechanical Handling Infrastructure at V.O.Chidambaranar 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    March, 2017 is Rs.13.87 Crores. Cargo handled up to March, 2017 is 11.62 Million Tonnes.



Capacity Addition: 2.41 MTPA

Revised Cost of Project: Rs. 123.35 Crores

a)    M/s South India Corporation Pvt.Ltd. offered 12.60% of gross revenue share in the Negotiation meeting held 13.03.2017.

b)    Board of Trustees in the meeting held on 17.03.2017 resolved to discharge the tender. Accordingly, tender has been discharged.


PPP PROJECTS (Under Bidding)


Capacity Addition: 2.00 MTPA

Project Cost: Rs. 65.37 Crore

Ø  Court order received to award work to M/s. Indian Port Terminal, Tuticorin.

Ø  Board in its meeting held on 03.02.2017 an accorded approval to issue LOA to M/s. Indian Port Terminal Tuticorin.

Ø  LOA issued to M/s Indian Port Terminal on 20.02.2017.

Dredging projects

1.   Deepening of Channel upto (-)14.5M draught (Phase-I)

Capacity Addition: 20.00 MTPA

Project Total Cost: Rs. 1042.50 Crore

Ø  Port has engaged M/s. L&T Infrastructure Engineering for the preparation of DPR on 03.11.2016.

Ø  Application for TOR For EIA study submitted on 03.12.2016

Ø  The consultant submitted the Draft DPR on 05.12.2016

Ø  Expert appraisal committee (EAC) meeting was held on 23.01.2017 for TOR.

Ø  M/s. Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Limited was awarded to prepare EIA study on 30.03.2017

(a) Stage-1        Widening the entrance channel from 153m to 230 m and construction of Breakwater 270m.

Project Cost: Rs. 172.50 Crore

Ø  NIT floated on 09.02.2017

Ø  Pre-bid meeting held on 16.02.2017.

Ø  RFQ opened on 07.03.2017, 3 bids received.

Ø  Evaluation is in progress.

(a) Stage-2        Dredging the approach channel from 14.70m to 16.70m depth and inner harbour dredging (for CJI&II and oil jetty).

Project Cost: Rs. 870.00 Crore

Ø  NIT floated on 31.01.2017

Ø  Pre-bid meeting held on 10.02.2017.

Ø  Tender discharged.

Ø  M/s. Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Limited was awarded to prepare EIA study on 30.03.2017.



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 conveyor is in progress. Total length of the railway track from marshalling yard to Hare Island is 5.87km. 30% of Earth work excavation and formation of embankment work completed.


     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 19.98 crore paid to IPRCL Mumbai. M/s.RITES Ltd has issued the work order to M/s Emjay construction, Chennai for an amount of Rs.12.83 Crore. The work is in progress. The action is initiated for the purchase of PSC sleepers and rail for this work.


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.3.05Crore 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 543 MT steel sleepers were handed over to the store. Which is under e-action by Mechanical department as a 1st lot. The points and crossing work completed. So for 903.54MT of rail handed over to main store and 63.80MT of steel sleeper & CST sleeper and fittings 20.08MT also handed over to main store as a second lot. Which is under e-action by mechanical engineering department. So for 143.46MT of steel sleepers & GST sleeper were handed over to the main store as a third lot. Remaining steel sleepers and GST sleeper will be handled over to main store during the month of April, 2017.