Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and part of the Adani Group, on Saturday inaugurated the Phase II expansion of Odisha’s Dhamra Port, increasing its cargo handling capacity from 25 million tonne per annum (MPTA) to over 100 mtpa.
The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Ministers Nrusingha Charan Saho, Bijyashree Routray and Prafulla Samal and Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani and APSEZ CEO Karan Adani.
“The Dhamra Port is a model of modern maritime trade in Odisha and a successful example of the PPP model. The industrial park being set up by Adani will unleash large scale industrialisation in the area and create employment opportunities,” said Patnaik.
The LNG and the LPG terminals of the Dhamra Port Company Ltd in Eastern Coast of India, are scheduled to be commissioned by 2020-21. Dhamra Port Chief Operating Officer (COO), Subrat Tripathy told news persons that a sum of Rs 8,000 crore would be invested in developing both the berths.
Tripathy said that the berth would be developed under the second phase expansion programme of the port for which 686 acres of land had already been acquired. While the LNG berth would be developed by a joint venture of IOCL, GAIL and the Dhamra port, the LPG berth would be developed by the Dhamra port. He added that both the berth on completion would handle 7.
Sea News, April 9