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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.

In this context, AVPPL through its Independent Engineers STUP Consultants Private Limited (STUP) had Commissioned Eka Infra Consultants Pvt Ltd (Eka Infra) to carry out validation of Aids to Navigation for Vizhinjam Port, Kerala with respect to IALA guidelines to provide engineering consultancy services towards these objectives, principally for:

  • Review of Navigation buoys with respect to number and luminosity
  • Review of Lighthouses, beacons and leading lights
  • Requirement of Cardinal buoys if any
  • Requirement of E-Navigation
  • Confirm the adequacy of the layout with respect to IALA guidelines

The assignment has been completed and the report submitted to the Client on 11th May 2019.