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MACHILIPATNAM PORT



  • M/s. Machilipatnam Port Limited (MPL), Hyderabad, consortium of M/s. Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd., and Nagarjuna Construction Company Limited and Associates/ Affiliates of Navayuga Engineering CompanyLtd., was awarded the development of Machilipatnam Port on BOOT (Build, Operate, Own and Transfer) basis for a period of 30 years (extendable by 10 years + 10 years). The concession agreement is signed on 07-06-2010.
  • This port is well connected by road and rail. Airport is available at Gannavaram, which is about 60 km from Machilipatnam and 20 km from Vijayawada.

    Port Located at :-
    • North :- Lat. 16° 21’.43.27’ N, Long. 81° 27’.57.86’ E to point Lat. 16° 8’.5.15’ N, Long. 81° 27’.44.48’ E
    • South:- Lat. 15° 57’.24.12’ N, Long. 81° 6’.46.69’ E to point Lat. 15° 57’.6.19’ N, Long. 81° 20’.50.22’ E
    • East :- Lat. 16° 8’.5.15’ N, Long. 81° 27’.44.48’ E to point Lat. 15° 57’.6.19’ N, Long. 81° 20’.50.22’ E
    • West :- Lat. 16° 21’.43.27’ N, Long. 81° 27’.57.86’ E to point Lat. 15° 57’.24.12’ N, Long. 81° 6’.46.69’ E.

  • The Port is proposed to be developed in the land to an extent of Ac.4,800.
  • Port Conservancy powers vested with M/s Machilipatnam Port Ltd.


DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL:


  • Port has a good potential for handling coal requirements of Vijayawada Thermal Power Plant 10 mtspa and also requirements of other Cement Plants spread over in the Krishna belt.
  • Iron ore at Bayyavaram and Baryte deposits in Khammam District can find way through the Machilipatnam Port.
  • There is a proposal to develop a mega thermal Power Plant near Machilipatnam during 11th Five Year Plan.
  • Major agricultural products are paddy, sugarcane, pulses, tobacco, chillies and fruits
  • The mineral resources include limestone (cement and flux grade), barites, chromate and granite.


PRESENT STAGE OF THE PROJECT:



  • About Rs.1860 Crores investment is estimated for the development of the Port with 3 berths, breakwaters, navigational channels, floating crafts, mechanical equipments etc., in the phase-I
  • Land Acquisition works are in progress.
  • Proposed to construct of 2 Nos. General cargo berth and 1 OSV Berths.
  • Proposed Depth of the Channel: 12.80 Mt.
  • Proposed ship handled capacity is 65000 DWT in Phase I
  • Anticipated handling capacity is 17 Million Ton.
  • Port is expected to be in operation by 2014.