The Logistics Infrastructure division of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd has invited tenders for project management consultancy services for the multimodal logistics hub it is setting up at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The cost of the project is around Rs.150 crore. The period of construction is 18 months after total engineering and finalisation of all tender packages within six months.

The logistics hub is one of two such hubs the Indian government enterprise has planned, the other one will come up in Kolkata. Both the logistics parks will be established on around 50 acres each. The total estimated investment in the two projects is Rs.320 crore.

Balmer Lawrie__Logistics HubProjectsMonitorThe tender, which ends on April 17, has called for project management consultancy services comprising, but not limited to, project management, land and topographical survey, soil investigation, enabling work including road and rail connectivity, basic and detail engineering, tendering and procurement assistance, cost estimation, statutory approvals, alternative layout plans, construction supervision, testing and commissioning, and successful completion of the project.

The state-of-the-art multimodal logistics park in Visakhapatnam would be equipped with facilities such as container freight station, inland container depot for stuffing & and de-stuffing of exim cargo, rail connectivity, warehouses and cold storages, parking and toll collection facilities, administrative offices with amenities like food court and conference room, security and surveillance, landscaped area, water and power supply, sewerage and storm water system, and other value added services.

Some of the key elements of the PMC contract include:

  • Railway line within the premises and linking it to the existing railway network and construction of broad gauge rail siding.
  • Shifting of electrical HT line from the site.
  • Land development of around 50 acres including site clearance.
  • Development of storage yards with heavy duty paving.
  • Construction of warehouses with pre-engineered building structures.
  • Construction of cold storages and refrigeration.
  • RCC commercial block for repairs to empty containers.
  • Parking terminal for trucks.
  • RCC rooms and buildings for various purposes like administration and customs offices, security, visitor lounge, surveyor and weighbridge control rooms, substation, transformer and switchgear rooms, electrical control room, fire station and water storage tanks among others.
  • Fire hydrant system, sprinkler system and high-mast lighting.
  • Compound wall with fencing.
  • Sanitary and plumbing work, storm water drainage system and rainwater harvesting.

The Rs.2,752-crore mini-ratna under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas may set up the first of the two logistics hubs in a joint venture with Visakhapatnam Port Trust.


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