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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Gujarat's Danko: World's first CNG terminal to be built at Bhavnagar port at a cost of Rs 1,900 crore, state government approves




The Ro-Ro jetty will be a liquid-container terminal for the export of vehicles
The first phase will cost Rs 1,300 crore and the second phase Rs 600 crore

Gujarat's name will shine on the world maritime map
The state government has given approval for setting up of the world's first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) terminal at Bhavnagar port. Gujarat will be the first state to have the world's first CNG terminal. The plan to build a CNG terminal near Bhavnagar port at a cost of Rs 1900 crore has been approved. The first phase will cost Rs 1300 crore and the second phase will cost Rs 600 crore.


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It will be a CNG terminal with an annual capacity of 1.5 million tonnes
GMB will approve Foresight Group, Padmanabh Mafatlal Group, and Netherlands-based Boskalis as project developers. With a coastline of 1600 km, Gujarat will have a proud place in the port cargo sector. It will be a CNG terminal with a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum. With the construction of the new terminal, the Bhavnagar port will develop at rocket speed. Thus, Bhavnagar will take shape as the first brownfield port project in the state. Gujarat's name will shine on the world maritime map

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The cargo capacity of Bhavnagar Port will be 9 million metric tons annually
It is planned to develop Liquid Cargo Terminal, Container, and White Cargo Terminal and Ro-Ro Terminal with a capacity of 45 lakh tonnes per annum. Alang-Bhavnagar's reputation as the world's largest shipbreaking yard will be added to the shipbreaking and ship recycling industry. To develop Bhavnagar port, dredging in channel and port basin, construction of 2 lock gates and infrastructure facilities for CNG transportation onshore will be developed. Importantly, with the CNG terminal in operation, the annual cargo capacity of Bhavnagar Port will be 9 million metric tons.

Two new lock gates will be built at the new port
A new project will take shape at the North Quay jetty at Bhavnagar port, while cargo handling will continue with the current arrangement at the concrete jetty facing south. The existing infrastructure of North Quay will be renovated, a draft of 10 meters will be available in the basin, dredging will be done keeping in view, the channel from Bhavnagar port to Anchorage Point will be made wider and deeper. In addition, two new lock gates will be constructed at the new Bhavnagar port, through which the process of cargo handling in the basin will continue without the effect of tides.

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Rs 1300 crore will be spent in the first phase
According to the state government, out of the total projects of Rs 1,900 crore, Rs 1,300 crore will be spent in the first phase and Rs 600 crore in the second phase. The project has been approved by the state government. In addition to CNG terminals, liquid cargo terminals, containers, ro-ro terminals for the export of vehicles will also be constructed.

It will be the only state in the country to have a terminal for LNG-CNG
CM Rupani has given the approval to build the world's first CNG terminal in Bhavnagar after giving permission to revive the Sachana port in Jamnagar. The CNG terminal project will result in huge employment opportunities in the field of logistics, transportation, and warehousing for the youth of Bhavnagar and surrounding areas. Thus, CNG will be the next LNG terminal in Dahej and Hazira in Gujarat. Gujarat will be the only state in the country to have a terminal for both LNG and.

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