Paradip(Odisha) , Sept 23 : Activities for development of Crude Oil Import facility of NRL have started in Paradip Port,Odisha. Land filling activity will soon be started by Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) by way of dredging and reclaim.
A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was entered into by NRL with Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) for reclamation of the 200 acres of land allotted to NRL for setting up its Crude Oil import terminal (COIT) at Paradip Port.
An MoU was signed to this effect today at Paradip amongst Dy. Conservator PPT – Capt. A K Mahapatra; CGM DCI- Capt S Divakar, and DGM (Projects Pipeline) NRL – A J Phukan in presence of Chairman PPT – Rinkesh Roy, MD NRL – S K Barua; MD DCI- Rajesh Tripathi and senior officials from all the three organizations.
The Terminal is being set up as part of NRL’s integrated Refinery Expansion project that is being implemented at an estimated cost of more than Rs. 22 thousand Crore. The mega project envisages amongst others, import of Crude Oil at Paradip port and laying of Cross Country pipeline from Paradip to Numaligarh to transport the same. Project activities have gathered pace after receipt of Environmental Clearance during July , this year .
DCI shall start the dredging activity from mid-Nov and is expected to complete the reclamation work of COIT plot within a period of 7 months.