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Porto Novo Captive Port

  • IL&FS Maritime is developing a port facility to handle 15 MTPA of imported coal as part of 3,600 MW Power Plant that is currently under development by IL&FS

  • The project site is located at a distance of approx. 30 km, South of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu

  • The project development activities include conducting various surveys & investigations, preparation of Detailed project report and other studies, support for all statutory permissions & clearances, bid process and the selection of the EPC contractor (s) and oversight of implementation of the Port Facility

  • Port facilities planned to handle of 15 MTPA coal requirement of the power plant in a phased manner with development of a direct berthing facility with a handling capacity of 5 MTPA in Phase I and capacity of 15 MTPA in Phase II

  • The key components of the port in Phase I to include :

    • Two Breakwaters of length 2.3 km and 1.15 km

    • Two coal berths of total length 600 m with an approach trestle of 430m

    • 160m wide and 3300m long Approach Channel dredged to -16.1m CD

    • Gantry grab unloaders on the berths capable of achieving an average unloading rate of 50,000 TPD per berth

  • The port is expected to be operational by 2021

Milestones achieved
  • Tamil Nadu Maritime Board (TNMB) ‘s approval for an all weather port is obtained after submission of DPR

  • Portonovo Port / Parangipettai Port Limits Notified In Government Gazettee In May 2010

  • The Environmental clearances for the power plant & Port (CRZ-MOEF) have been obtained

  • The development plan has been prepared in a manner that allows for phased development and sufficient built-up capacity to handle increasing cargo requirement in subsequent phases

  • The site is endowed with adequate back-up land, sufficient waterfront and draft

  • There is an increasing demand for coal imports for new power plants and industrial development in the vicinity of the site. The good connectivity of the site to the national railway grid and national highway network provides the essential infrastructure required for evacuation of cargo