Capital dredging project at Paradip gets under way

News – August 20, 2008

Dredging Corporation of India is reported to have begun work on a major capital dredging project of Paradip Port Trust.

A senior port official said the project involved deepening the existing channel from 12.5m to 16m by dredging a volume of 15 million cubic meters of spoil.

The channel is being deepened to provide sufficient draft for upcoming coal and iron ore terminals that are being developed at the port.