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Mundra Port delivers record coal to Adani Power - 2011-12-08


The Mundra Port and SEZ, the country's top private multi-port operator and a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd, has said its West Basin bulk coal handling terminal in the Gulf of Kutch delivered 62,718 tonnes a day of coal to Adani Power's power plant located adjacent to the port.

This large tranche of coal was delivered recently through a high speed conveyor belt at a speed of 6,000 tonnes per hour. The belt runs across 20 km from the port to the power plant, the company said in a statement here.

Adani Power Ltd is setting up a 4,620-megawatt imported coal-fired power plant at Mundra, while Tata Power Company is constructing a 4,000 MW ultra power power project (UMPP) nearby.

Dr Malay Mahadevia, Whole-Time Director at MPSEZ, said the West Basin is Asia's largest coal import terminal, set up primarily to supply imported coal to the power plants in the region. It can handle capsize vessels up to 250,000 DWT and will have draft of 19.5 metres when fully developed.

Mundra Port, the country's fourth-largest commercial port, is expanding the West Basin terminal and construction for the fourth berth is going on in full swing. The company is also augmenting the material handling system to cater to additional volumes of imported coal for power plants in the vast North West Indian hinterland.

Last month, Mundra Port also commenced double-stack container trains to help control transportation costs. The trains are running from Mundra Port to Patli near Gurgaon, Haryana, thus, connecting Northern India to the west.

Source: Hindu Business Line