Ahemdabad, India (PressExposure) January 13, 2012 -- Adani Petronet (Dahej) Port Private Limited, which operates Dahej Port in South Gujarat, today announced the successful commissioning of the second jetty at the port. The company is a joint venture between Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Limited and Petronet LNG Ltd.
"This milestone of adding one more jetty at Dahej port will provide a welcome access to the industries and trade for their raw materials in central India and the industrialized south Gujarat region," said Dr. Malay Mahadevia, Wholetime Director at APSEZ.
The commissioning of the jetty also marks completion of the second phase of expansion at Dahej Port. The port has an annual cargo handling capacity of 20 million tonnes.
Dahej Port handles varied commodities such as coal, silica sand, rock phosphate, steel products and project cargo / machinery items.
The coal import terminal at Dahej is equipped with two jetties with a deep draft of 14 metres each thus enabling berthing of large capsize vessels. Both the jetties are equipped with state of the art Gottwald make Mobile Harbor cranes.
Last month, the Dahej Port has also been connected by railways, a move that will help reducing logistics costs for transporting coal to the region and rest of India.
About The Adani Group
The US $ 6 billion Adani Group is rated amongst the top 10 and fastest growing business houses in India. An integrated infrastructure conglomerate, the Group has leveraged its strong project execution capabilities in key traditional industry verticals like Infrastructure, Mining, Power, Ports and SEZ to achieve significant growth and stakeholder value.
Founded in 1988, the Adani Group today employs more than 8,500 people across two continents. It has truly metamorphed from being a trusted trading house into a diversified multinational conglomerate with integrated operations across India, Indonesia and Australia.
Adani Enterprises Ltd, the Adani Group's flagship company, has featured in the Forbes Asia's Fab 50 for last two consecutive years. Forbes also ranked Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani as the 7th Richest Indian in 2011, while Fortune ranked him as the Business Leader of the Next Decade in its February 2011 issue.
Power: Spearheading the Adani Group's foray into power infrastructure is Adani Power, which is implementing 16,500 MW of power generation projects at six locations across India, with the objective of generating 20,000 MW by 2020. It also operates India's largest solar power plant of 40 MW and is setting up power transmission lines across the country. Adani Power is credited with commissioning of India's first environment friendly and energy efficient supercritical technology based 660 MW power unit. Adani Power is today the country's largest thermal power producer in private sector.
Port Infrastructure: The Adani Group is also engaged in the creation of a ports and special economic zone, logistics management (shipping to container train movement), storage and movement (food grain and orchard products) as well as realty development. The Adani Group established India's largest private sector port and Special Economic Zone at Mundra (Gujarat) and operates another port at Dahej. It is engaged in developing ports/terminals at Hazira, Mormugao and Visakhapatnam in India and Adani Abbot Point in Australia. The Group is focused on emerging as the largest port in the country by aiming to handle 200 million tonnes of cargo by 2020.
Coal Mining: The Adani Group is the country's largest importer and supplier of coal and is also its leading private mine developer and operator. It also owns mining and development rights for 130 Million tonnes coal mining in India. Adani owns coal mining rights in Indonesia and Australia. Adani supplied nearly 30 million tonnes of coal last fiscal to Indian companies and is expected to manage 200 million tonnes of coal by 2020.
Agro-products: The Adani Group is also engaged in the business of agro-products (wheat, pulses and edible oil); its 'Fortune' brand is the largest edible oil brand in India today.
Oil & Gas: The Adani Group's energy business basket includes the supply of Compressed Natural Gas to automobiles and piped natural gas to household users. It also has ventured into oil and gas exploration and production with assets in India, Thailand and Egypt.
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