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Dahej Port

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Dahej Port is an all-weather, direct berthing, multi-cargo port on the west coast of India, situated on the Gulf of Khambhat, Bharuch district, Gujarat state. The port provides import and export services for the Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It is a natural deep water port with two deep draft berths capable of accommodating capesize vessels.[1]

Adani Petronet Port Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture between the Adani Group and Petronet Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd, operates the coal import terminal at Dahej, with the capacity to handle 20 million tonnes of coal per year.[2] The terminal has a fully mechanized conveyor system for receiving imported coal, which can be unloaded at the rate of 4200 tonnes per hour.[1]

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Background

Adani Petronet Port Pvt. Ltd began operations at its solid cargo port at Dahej on August 31, 2010, with plans to import coal for local coal-based industries.[3] The company completed the second phase of its new port project in January 2012 with the commissioning of a second jetty, bringing the port's total processing capacity up to 20 million tons per annum.[4] Since December 2011, a 62km railway line built by the Bharuch Dahej Railway Corporation Limited has connected the port with industrial establishments in Dahej as well as industrial customers and power plants in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Western Madhya Pradesh states.[2]

As reported in the Economic Times, "Dahej Port handles varied commodities such as coal, silica sand, rock phosphate, steel products, project cargo and machinery items. The coal import terminal at Dahej is equipped with two jetties with a deep draft of 14 metres each, thus enabling berthing of large capesize vessels. Both the jetties are equipped with state of the art Gottwald make Mobile Harbor cranes."[4]

Project Details of coal terminal

  • Operator: Adani Petronet Port Pvt. Ltd
  • Location: Bharuch district, Gujarat, India
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 20 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Dahej Port" Adani website, accessed February 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About Us" Adani website, accessed February 2015.
  3. "Adani's new port at Dahej to begin operations on Monday" Business Standard, August 30, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Adani Commissions second jetty at Dahej" Economic Times, January 12, 2012.

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