Adani Ports acquires Gopalpur Port in Orissa for Rs 3,080 Cr
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Adani Ports acquires Gopalpur Port in Orissa for Rs 3,080 Cr

In FY 2024, GPL is estimated to handle about 11.3 MMT cargo and earn a revenue of Rs. 520 crore

  • By ICN Bureau | March 26, 2024

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the 56% stake of the SP Group and 39% of Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) in Gopalpur Port Limited (GPL).

The acquisition is made at an enterprise value of Rs. 3,080 crore, and the transaction is subject to statutory approvals and fulfilment of other conditions precedents.

Gopalpur port is located on the east coast of India and has the capacity to handle 20 MMTPA. The Government of Odisha awarded a 30-year concession to GPL in 2006, with the provision of two extensions of 10 years each.

As a deep draft, multi-cargo port, Gopalpur handles a diverse mix of dry bulk cargo, including iron ore, coal, limestone, ilmenite, and alumina. The port plays an important role in supporting the growth of mineral-based industries in its hinterland, like iron & steel, alumina and others. The concessionaire has full flexibility to design and expand the port as per the market demand. GPL has received more than 500 acres of land on lease for development, with an option to receive additional

Karan Adani, Managing Director of APSEZ, said, "The acquisition of Gopalpur Port will allow us to deliver more integrated and enhanced solutions to our customers. Its location will allow us unprecedented access to the mining hubs of Odisha and neighboring states and allow us to expand our hinterland logistics footprint.

GPL will add to the Adani Group's pan-India port network, east coast vs west coast cargo volume parity and strengthen APSEZ's integrated logistics approach."

In FY 2024, GPL is estimated to handle about 11.3 MMT cargo and earn a revenue of Rs. 520 crore and achieve EBITDA of Rs. 232 crore.

Gopalpur Port is all set for strong growth and margin expansion in FY'25 with opportunities already identified for achieving higher operational efficiencies and infra debottlenecking, implying further value accretion for APSEZ shareholders.

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