Mangaluru, June 17, 2018: Adani-owned UPCL, which is operating two units of 600 MW thermal power plant at Yellur in Udupi district, signed and executed a concession agreement with the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) for an additional land of 4.99 hectares for UPCL’s project expansion.
The agreement was signed and exchanged mutually by NMPT in-charge chairman Suresh P Shirwadkar and Adani UPCL joint president Kishore Alva.
Speaking on the occasion, Shirwadkar said that the execution of the concession agreement with UPCL will facilitate NMPT in experiencing good traffic in cargo handling at Port in coming days.
Kishore Alva said that UPCL is presently generating 1,200 MW of power. For the purpose of a bulk coal terminal on a captive basis, involving construction and operation of the captive jetty with associated facilities required for handling the bulk quantity of coal, it entered into a concession agreement with NMPT for nearly 15 hectares of land in May 2008. The agreement was for a period of 30 years, entered with the approval by Ministry of Shipping.
Conveyor system: He also said that UPCL has developed a mechanised coal handling system consisting of two ship unloaders. It had also installed a 3 kms length conveyor system enabling handling of coal at 3,300 tonnes per hour. The facility also consists of rapid loading system for coal on railway wagons at a speed of one wagon per minute on a railway siding of 3.60-km length. The existing storage capacity is 1.50 lakh million tonne, he added.
Alva added that the agreement is an addendum to the existing concession agreement and is for the additional land of 4.99 hectares. The additional land is required to handle additional cargo for the UPCL’s proposed project expansion of 2x600 MW.