Casagrande XP Series Piling Rigs and TFC Cranes Work For Coal Berth Project at Vizag Port
Partha Pratim Basistha
Casagrande piling rigs are working to set up a 7.36 million tons coal berth at Vizag Port. The berth which is instrumental towards adding the port capacity will handle imported thermal and coking coal for power and steel plants located at Chhattisgarh, Central India brought through mega Panamax vessels.
Being set up at an estimated cost of Rs.313.39 crores by SEW Vizag Coal Limited, who are also the project developer and concessionaire, the EQ-1A coal berth, measuring 225 is the port's second major public-private partnership project coal berth project. The first one was EQ-1 berth at the inner harbor by Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited.
Piling work is the most critical and challenging construction component for the berth construction. Deep ground excavation of 12 meters for handling the tipped coal near the berth brought by railway wagons is the other major construction component of the project.
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