6 firms for liquid cargo terminal
` 2,500 crore project will have capacity to handle 26.5 million tones and will be implemented in two phases. The liquid bulk terminal is the third project taken up by JNPT to enhance its capacity.
Six firms including Adani Ports, SP Ports of Shapoorji Pallongi Group and United Liner Agencies have been short-listed for building
` 2,500-crore liquid cargo terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
The board of trustees of JNPT approved their initial applications. Others in the race are IOT Infrastructure, IMC and Srei Infrastructure, a JNPT official said.
The project with a capacity to handle 26.5 million tones cargo a year will be implemented in two phases. The first phase — four berths with a capacity to handle 15 million tones — is expected to be ready in four years. The project, which will be implemented under the private public partnership (PPP) mode, was cleared by the CCEA earlier this week. This will be the second liquid terminal at JN port. The largest container port in the country already has a liquid terminal with a capacity to handle 5.5 million tones cargo, operated by oil companies BPCL and IOC.
The liquid bulk terminal is the third project taken up by JNPT to enhance its capacity.
Earlier this year, it awarded a ` 8,000 crore container terminal proj- ect, largest in the domestic port sector, to PSA of Singapore.
DP World, Dubai, which is already operating a terminal at the port, is setting up another facility at a cost of about ` 1,000 crore.
The port is also developing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister last month.