Assignment Name : EIA-EMP, CRZ & FC for Outer Harbour, Paradip Port Trust, Odisha
Paradip Port has been identified as one of the six major ports for developing Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs) in India, located on 20°15‘55.44” N latitude and 86°40‘27.34” E longitude. It has an artificial lagoon type harbour protected by two breakwaters (North 538m and South 1217m) as well as Approach and Entrance Channels with depth of 17.1m (minimum) that permits a wide range of vessels up to a maximum LOA of 260m. Paradip Port with draft of 14.5 mt at 6 berths is able to invite fully loaded Panamax Vessels. Existing design capacity of the Port is 118.50 million tons per annum.
As part of the master plan prepared for Paradip Port as part of Sagarmala Project, it is suggested that expansion of Paradip Port would be needed to be able to handle the projected traffic throughout and also fully loaded cape size vessels. It is assessed that the proposed port shall cater to the coal export volumes 30 MTPA in Phase-I and additional 40 MTPA in Phase-II to make combined 70 MTPA covering two Phases increasing to 144 MTPA in the master plan phase (year 2036).