Vizhinjam Port Project: Monsoon will slow down the construction!

With the onset of monsoon, the sea has become violent and this has caused a minor setback on the progress of construction.

The work on the Vizhinjam Deep water Transshipment port is progressing in a fast pace. With the onset of monsoon, the sea has become violent and this has caused a minor setback on the progress of construction. However, as soon as monsoon is over, construction will be back on full swing.

Construction of Breakwater

When completed the breakwater will have a length of 3 kilometre and will have a width of 10 meter.

Construction of breakwater which started in April was a major milestone of the project. Gigantic rocks were scientifically placed from the sea shore. When completed the breakwater will have a length of 3 kilometre and will have a width of 10 meter.  The depth will increase from 23.5 metres to a whopping 75 metres. Above the water surface, the breakwater will have a height of one metre. Rocks for the construction are being sourced from quarries in Nedumangad, but more quarries will be pulled into the loop.

Land reclamation

When the dredging process is complete, the new shoreline will have a length of 800 metre and a width of 400 metre.

The dredging of the sea bed has created a new shore line with a length of 600metre and width of 150 meter. When the process is complete, the shoreline will have a length of 800 metre and a width of 400 metre. The dredging has been temporarily stopped due the onset of monsoon season. The next phase of dredging will start in September when the sea is calm. So far 20% of dredging is complete. Special care has been taken to protect reclaimed sand. Otherwise, the sand will drift to sea during the heavy rain.

The construction of the port was officially started in December 2015. Six months have been completed and the progress of the construction of the port is satisfactory. During the inauguration, Adani Ports, announced that the port will complete within 1000 days.

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