V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust and TANGEDCO Sign MoU to upgrade Coal Jetty-I&II

Posted on:16 May 2017 17:06:14
V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust and TANGEDCO Sign MoU to upgrade Coal Jetty-I&II
16 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • V.O. Chidambaranar Port (VOCP) is set to increase a four-fold in the capacity of two of its Coal Jetties (CJ) – Jetty I and II from 6.25 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 24.

  • The VOCP Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) for the gradational Jetty I and II in New Delhi.

  • With the up gradation of the coal jetties, TANGEDCO will be able to handle additional volume of coal cargo for the upcoming new power plants in Uppur and Kadaladi in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu.

  • The project is the outcome of Ministry of Shipping’s Project Unnati, under which a study, ‘Unlocking National Ports Potential’ was done to improve the handling capacity of CJ-I & II. 


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