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Development Works at Gopalpur Port – Odisha


Construction Supervision Services for Development Works at Gopalpur Port, Odisha

Gopalpur Ports Limited

Eka Infra is known for its unparalleled achievements in the Infrastructure management sector. The company has been appointed by Gopalpur Ports Limited (GPL) to provide Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services through a PMC Services Agreement signed on 14th August. This is in line with the Concession Agreement signed by GPL with the Government of Odisha to develop a deep water, all-weather, direct-berthing port at Gopalpur, Odisha.

Based on the Build, Own, Operate, Share and Transfer (BOOST) format, the concession has a validity of 30 years, extendable over two tranches of 10 years. The major aspects of the concession are completion of the South & Intermediate Breakwater, construction of Rock Bund, new Berth-01, Berth-02, 4nr Approach Trestles, compound wall/fencing, groynes/beach nourishment, back-up yard with conveyor system and rail sidings. We need to provide new designs, verification and rehabilitation of existing damaged structures, complete the remaining civil works and submit Monthly Progress Reports to GPL highlighting the quality, program and cost status of the Project.

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Validation of Aids to Navigation for Vizhinjam Port, Kerala


Validation of Aids to Navigation for Vizhinjam Port, Kerala

The Government of Kerala (GoK) through its special purpose government company (SPV – Special Purpose Vehicle) Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL) is developing a deep-water Multipurpose Greenfield Port at Vizhinjam. VISL has been formed as a nodal agency for implementing the Greenfield port at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram, capital city of Kerala. The SPV is fully owned by the Government of Kerala.

Adani Vizhinjam Port Private Limited (AVPPL) is awarded the project for the development and operation of Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport. The project, to be developed under Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) mode will be completed in four phases. Phase I is scheduled to be completed by December 2019.

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Technical Pre-Feasibility Study for Private Freight Terminal – Dankuni


Technical Pre-Feasibility Study for Dankuni Private Freight Terminal

SFA Logistics Park Private Limited (SLPPL), a subsidiary of Suman Forwarding Agency Pvt. Ltd. (SFAPL), is developing and operating a Private Freight Terminal (PFT) near Dankuni, West Bengal, in accordance with the PFT policies of Ministry of Railways, India.

Accordingly, on 19th March 2019, HIPL commissioned Eka Infra Consultants (India) Private Limited (Eka Infra) to prepare a high-level Technical Pre-Feasibility Study for Dankuni PFT. The objective of the Study was to provide technical inputs to support HIPL’s investment decision and guide the way forward.

At a progress review meeting held between the stakeholders, HIPL instructed Eka Infra that the Technical Pre-Feasibility Study should consider the “addressable market” identified in the Commercial Study.

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Reconstruction of the Facility at ICD, Panipat, Haryana.


Master Planning, Quality Audit and Construction Supervision Services for Refurbishment of Pavement and Associated Works (ICD, Panipat)

Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Limited (CWCNSL) had appointed Eka Infra Consultants Private Limited (Eka Infra) for carrying out master planning, geotechnical investigation, assistance in non-destructive of the yard and other associated facilities, identify the reasons for the settlement and damages, suggest remedial measures, detailed design, bid assistance and construction supervision services.

The objective of the study was to revise the existing layout to cater to a revised cargo profile, conduct a quality audit of the facilities and provide designs for the remedial measures relating to yard pavements and other associated infrastructure. Eka Infra scope of work was as follows:

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Lenders Independent Engineer (LIE) Services For JSW Mangalore Container Terminal

Mechanization of Berth no. 14 to handle containers and other cargo and to achieve an ultimate throughput of 0.358 million TEU by 2035

JSW Infrastructure Ltd. (JSWIL) is a JSW Group company which is presently into design, finance, development, operation and maintenance of ports, railroad, and inland water connectivity along with terminal handling operations and Port management. JSW Mangalore Container Terminal Private Limited (JSWMCTPL), a Special Purpose Company incorporated by JSWIL signed a concession with New Mangalore Port (NMPT) for the Mechanization of Berth no. 14 to handle containers and other cargo on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis for a period of 30 years.

JSWMCTPL has entered into a lending agreement with Axis Bank to finance the project and Axis Bank has therefore commissioned Eka Infra Consultants Private Limited (Eka Infra) as the Lenders Independent Engineer of the project. Eka Infra scope of work and deliverables included:

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Quay Optioneering for New Bulk Terminal Phase II in Africa

Trent Port Services Pte Ltd (Trent Global) was approached to undertake a quay optioneering exercise to determine the most suitable quay solution for Phase 2 of a Bulk Terminal Development in Africa.

Trent Port Services Pte Ltd (Trent Global) had in turn appointed Eka Infra Consultants Private Limited (Eka Infra) to partner with them to provide design consultancy to carry out the “Quay Optioneering Exercise” for Phase 2 and to arrive at most suitable engineering solution for the proposed berth 2. The phase 2 works is limited to the development of a berth 200*35m which is an extension to ongoing construction at the port.

Eka Infra’s scope of work included at a broad level the following activities considering the above
are as follows:

• Review all available data and provide a Gap Analysis report, highlighting if there is any additional information necessary
• Design Basis Document for the Phase 2 of project, with consideration Phase 2 existing basis of design documents
• Maximum of three suitable quay structural options to be developed for selection with pros/cons, based key criteria related to site conditions, engineering, constructability, operations, costs, schedule, maintenance
• Various option for soil retaining soil stability beside berth to be developed in different options for shore and land side protection. Option to be included but not limited to different types of sheet pile, tie back anchor wall or any other types of retaining wall, revetment, and slope protection method
• Option engineering of berth to be performed by ultimate limit state in accordance with BS:6349-1-2:2016 for persistent, transient, and accidental design situation. In addition to limit state, serviceability limit state design to be performed for characteristics, frequent and quasi permanent situations
• Concept drawings for three maximum suitable options to be provided
• Construction CAPEX estimations for the options studied to be provided with sufficient detail to allow for selection review, with the three maximum options having a level of +30% to -20% (AACE Class 4 accuracy)
• A project schedule (Level 1) and high-level construction methodology for all three options to be provided
• Undertake workshops with the client to discuss and present the options and considerations.
• Final Optioneering Report and Presentation with recommendation of preferred quay option to be submitted.

A team of head office professionals and associates of Eka Infra comprising of civil, geotechnical, structural engineers and administrative staff with experience in the field of design consultancy assisted in ensuring that the works have been completed in line with the standards prescribed by the Contract in November 2021.

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Financial & Transaction Advisory services For Operationalization of Additional Liquid Cargo Berths LB3 and LB4 at JNPT

Financial & Transaction Advisory services For Operationalization of Additional Liquid Cargo Berths LB3 and LB4 at JNPT

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has awarded the work of construction of additional liquid cargo berths i.e., LB3 and LB4 in order to meet the demand for handling of liquid cargo. The cost of the work is estimated Rs. 309 Crores and the project is expected to be completed by December 2022.

The additional liquid cargo berths are being constructed as an extension of existing liquid cargo berths LB1 & LB2. Operation of berths LB1 and LB2 is being carried out by M/s. BPCL as the berths have been developed by M/s BPCL under BOT contract. The term of BOT contract with M/s BPCL will end by 2026 as per the concession agreement.

JNPT intends to handover the operation of LB3 and LB4 to an Operator to be appointed by JNPT for a concession period of 30 years on PPP mode.
In this respect, JNPT has appointed CRISIL Limited (CRISIL) to carry out the Financial and Transaction Advisory / bidding process for selection of a suitable PPP developer/operator for the project on PPP mode. In this Context CRISIL had commissioned Eka Infra Consultants Private Limited (Eka Infra) to provide consultancy services related to technical matters such as planning of top side facilities, review of EPC scope of work, block cost estimate for balance work, approvals required, and PPP bid advisory support.

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