India: JSW Jaigarh Port of Maharashtra Inaugurated

by OldSailor on August 27, 2009

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JSW JSW Jaigarh Port of Maharashtra was inaugurated on August 22, by Shri. Narayan Rane, Hon’ble Minister for Industries & Ports, Govt. of Maharashtra. JSW Jaigarh Port is the second largest port in Maharashtra in terms of draught and ability to handle ships bigger than panamax vessels. MV Zhen Hua-4 was the first vessel to be berthed in August.

Some interesting features of JSW Jaigarh Port are:

  • An all-weather, deep-water, multi-commodity, greenfield port owned by Jaigarh_PortJSW Group.
  • Location:
    • located in Dhamankhot bay on the western coast of India.
    • 200 km north of Goa and 360 km south of Mumbai by road.
    • 42 km from the national highway NH-17.
  • To meet the coal requirement of JSW Energy (Ratnagiri) Ltd. for its 4×300 MW thermal coal based power project.
  • To handle additional cargo including coal, bauxite, raw sugar, ash, cement, iron ore, fertilizers, edible oil, molasses and completely/semi knocked down kits.
  • The Port is designed to maintain pollution levels to a minimum prescribed level.
  • Phase I development
    • equipped with two berths of 550 metre quay length to handle 105,000 DWT vessels with a draft of 14 metres.
    • to handle bulk, general and container cargo using ships gear up to 10 Million tons per annum.
    • set up with an investment of INR 677 crore.
  • Phase II development
    • cargo handling to be increased to 20 Million tons per annum.
    • would be capable of handling 180,000 DWT capacity vessels with draft of 18 metres.
    • five more berths spanning 1500 metres to handle multiple cargos will be constructed with modern container handling equipments.
  • Rail, Road connectivity with the national grid and inland waterway projects are being taken up simultaneously.

One of its Group Company “South West Port Ltd” has developed Berth no. 5A & 6A in Mormugao Harbour on BOOT Basis and has successfully handled 20 million tonne of cargo.

For more details on JSW Jaigarh Port, log on to JSW Infrastructure Ltd.

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