Oil jetty capacity augmented at Visakhapatnam Port

2021-01-11 17:03:35 Indian Ports News

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 for commissioning

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..

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