The setting up of an additional bulk liquid storage facility at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in India.
According to an official statement, the project will be ‘taken up for implementation under the Private Public Partnership (PPP) mode on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis,’ and will cost an estimated Rs 2,496 crore.
Plans have been made to build the facility in two phases, resulting in an overall total capacity of 26.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA).
Phase one includes construction of four berths to accommodate vessels of size up to 180,000 dwt with a capacity of 15 MTPA. Phase two will see the construction of two additional berths for 180,000 dwt vessels with a capacity of 11.6 MTPA.
As well as increasing the bulk liquid cargo handling capacity of the port from 5.5 MTPA to 20.5 MTPA by 2017-2018, the new infrastructure will aid industrial growth in the hinterland.
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