LNG Terminals > Kochi > Kochi Marine Facilities
Kochi Marine Facilities
The marine facilities of the terminal are being designed to handle LNG Tankers of size 65,000 CBM to 2,
16,000 CBM. Provisions are also kept to handle Qmax size LNG Tankers.
Construction activities are progressing as per schedule.
The mechanical completion of the Terminal is expected in 2nd quarter of 2012.
Port Operation at Kochi
The competitive bidding process conducted by PLL for selection of port operator resulted in the selection of
Ocean Sparkle Limited as the successful bidder. Ocean Sparkle Limited incorporated the Sparkle Port Services
Limited (Port Operator) which shall provide the port operation services. PLL and Sparkle Port Services have
executed Port Operation Services Agreement which is valid for a period of fifteen years. Services are expected
to commence from 2nd quarter 2012. Port Operator shall own and operate four Tug Boats of 60 Ton bollard pull and
one mooring boat cum pilot boat. Port Operator shall undertake safe towing & mooring of the LNG tankers and
maintenance of jetty facilities at Kochi LNG Terminal. The pilots shall be engaged by Kochi Port Trust.