The oil Wharf OR III with eleven meters draft is ready for commissioning at
the Visakhapatnam port according to the trade notice issued by thed Traffic
department of the port.
It said the capacity augmentation work of the oil jetties was in progress
for handling oil tankers carrying higher parcel size to meet the requirements
of the full fledged refinery of the state owned Hindustan petroleum corporation.
OR III is now ready
OR III is now ready for commissioning by accepting tanker vessels for cargo
handling operations. The pipelines to the nearby HPCL refinery as well as fire
fighting equipments and other facilities have been put in place
The following are the berth specifications of OR-III:
Length of the berth: 180 metres
Permitted LOA of vessels: 160 metres (max.)
Width of the berth: 12.8 metres, Permissible draught: 11 metres
Beam of the vessel: No restriction
Dredge depth completed: (-) 12.10 metres CD
Ready from all OMCs presently operating at OR-I and OR-II berths
The said berth is capable of handling all types of compatible liquid bulk
cargo traditionally being handled by the Oil Marketing Companies s at the
existing OR-I and OR-II berths.
From January 16,
2021 OR-I berth unavailable for berthing vessels
Further, the capacity augmentation work of the OR-I berth has already been
taken up in phases and, with a view to take up civil work of the jetty face,
the OR-I berth will be decommissioned and unavailable for berthing vessels and
cargo operations with effect from January 16, 2021, the Port release said..