PM Modi to inaugurate IOCL’s LPG import terminal at Kochi on Jan 17
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PM Modi to inaugurate IOCL’s LPG import terminal at Kochi on Jan 17

Indian Oil’s LPG Import Terminal at Puthuvypeen, Kochi, built at a cost of about Rs. 1,236 crores, boasts state-of-the-art facilities

  • By ICN Bureau | January 15, 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kerala on 17th January, 2024 and inaugurate IOCL's LPG Import Terminal at Kochi on 17th January, 2024.   

The Indian Oil’s LPG Import Terminal at Puthuvypeen, Kochi, built at a cost of about Rs. 1,236 crores, boasts state-of-the-art facilities. With a 15,400 MT storage capacity, the terminal will ensure a steady supply of LPG for millions of households and businesses in the region. This project will further strengthen India's efforts towards ensuring accessible & affordable energy for all.

During his visit to Kochi, Prime Minister will inaugurate three major infrastructure projects worth more than Rs. 4,000 crore viz the New Dry Dock (NDD) at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL); the International Ship Repair Facility (ISRF) of CSL; and LPG Import Terminal of Indian Oil Corporation Limited at Puthuvypeen, Kochi.

These major infrastructure projects are in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to transform India's ports, shipping, and waterways sector, and build capacity and self-sufficiency in it.

The New Dry Dock, built at a cost of about Rs. 1,800 crore at the existing premises of CSL, Kochi, is a flagship project reflecting New India's engineering prowess. This one-of-a-kind 310-meter-long stepped dry dock, with a width of 75/60 meters, depth of 13 meters and a draught of up to 9.5 metres, is one of the largest marine infrastructures in the region.

The New Dry Dock project features heavy ground loading which will position India with advanced capabilities to handle strategic assets like future aircraft carriers up to 70,000T displacement as also large commercial vessels, thus eliminating India's dependency on foreign nations for emergency national requirements.

The International Ship Repair Facility (ISRF) project, built at a cost of about Rs. 970 crore is a unique facility of its own. It has a ship lift system with a capacity of 6,000T, transfer system, six workstations and a berth of approximately 1,400 metre which can accommodate 7 vessels of 130 metre length simultaneously. The ISRF will modernise and expand the existing ship repair capabilities of CSL and will be a step towards transforming Kochi as a global ship repair hub.

With the commissioning of these 3 projects, the nation’s ship building and repair capacities as well as growth of energy infrastructure including ancillary industries will get a boost. The projects will also boost EXIM Trade, reduce logistics costs, drive economic growth, build self-reliance and create numerous domestic and international business opportunities.


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