Kerala Water Authority is modernizing the water treatment plant in dist. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

April 5, 2016

Water Treatment

Status: Under Implementation

Promoter: Kerala Water Authority (KWA)

Project: Modernizing the 72 MLD water treatment plant

Location: Village Aruvikkara, dist. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Project Details: KWA had taken up modernization of the plant with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The modernization work, estimated to cost Rs. 360 million, includes replacement of filtering equipment, valves that regulate the flow of water inside the plant and pump sets. Civil work is in progress. 70% of the work has been completed. The project is scheduled for completion in June/ July 2016. According to media reports, a quality testing laboratory would also be set up under the plan.

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Malabar Cements has put on hold a cement manufacturing project in dist. Palakkad, Kerala.

November 12, 2015

Cement & concrete products

Status: Delayed/Put-on-Hold

Promoter: Malabar Cements

Project: Put on hold a cement manufacturing project

Project Location: Walayar, dist. Palakkad, Kerala.

Project Details: The project has been temporarily put on hold as the company is concentrating on the cement handling unit at Ernakulam Wharf. Work on the project is expected to commence in 2016.


Government Of Kerala is constructing a fishing harbour in dist. Kasaragod, Kerala.

July 3, 2015

Fishing Harbor

Status: Under Implementation

Promoter: Government of Kerala, Harbour Engineering Department

Project: Constructing a fishing harbor

Location: Kizhoor Beach Locality, dist. Kasaragod, Kerala

Cost: The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 297.5 million.

Project Details: The Kasaragod harbour is of length 200 mtrs and width 100 mtrs. According to media reports, another harbour at Cheruvathur (dist. Kasaragod) will be commissioned by May end. The harbour is equipped with fish auctioning stalls, canteen, and other allied facilities. The works of the Manjeshwaram fishing harbour (in dist. Kasaragod), the third of its kind in the district, is expected to commence in September next.

Current Status: Civil work is in progress. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2015.


Kerala Water Authority is modernizing its water treatment plant in Kerala.

July 3, 2015

Water Treatment

Status: Under Implementation

Promoter: Kerala Water Authority

Project: Modernizing the 72 MLD water treatment plant

Location: Aruvikkara, dist. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Project Details: Machinery has been procured locally. KWA had taken up modernization of the plant with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency a year ago. The modernization work, estimated to cost Rs. 360 million, includes replacement of filtering equipment, valves that regulate the flow of water inside the plant and pump sets.

Civil work is in progress. The project is scheduled for completion in November 2015.


Kerala Water Authority is implementing a drinking water project in dist. Alappuzha, Kerala.

May 21, 2015

Water supply & sewerage

Status: Under Implementation

Promoter: Kerala Water Authority

Project: Setting up a drinking water project

Location: Dist. Alappuzha, Kerala.

Project Details: 15 civil contractors are involved in the project. Vishwanathan Constructions, Kochi is a major contractor. A new 62 MLD water treatment plant is also being constructed. According to media reports, the project, estimated to cost Rs. 1.88 billion, is being implemented with central assistance under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium towns. Pipe-laying works at Edathua, near railway track and near Alappuzha civil station have not been completed. As per the project, water from Kadapra in Pathanamthitta, coming via a treatment plant at Karumadi near Ambalappuzha, will be supplied to the people of Alappuzha municipality and eight surrounding panchayats of Purackad, Alappuzha South, Alappuzha North, Punnapra South, Punnapra North, Aryad, Mararikulam South and Mannancherry.

Current Status: Civil work is in progress. 70 to 80% works of the project has been completed. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2015.


Cochin Shipyard proposes development of a new dry dock facility in dist. Ernakulam, Kerala.

May 21, 2015

Ports & harbours

Status: Planning Stage

Promoter: Cochin Shipyard

Project: Proposes development of a new dry dock facility at the shipyard

Location: Dist. Ernakulam, Kerala

Cost: The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 15 billion

Project Details: Cost for coffer dam is Rs. 1.25 billion, cost for dock wall is Rs. 1.57 billion, cost for dock floor, crane beam & other allied works is Rs. 7.28 billion, cost for PMC @ 5% is Rs. 0.7 billion & cost for machinery, services & electrical is Rs. 4.2 billion. The company had already invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for providing client consultancy for the new dry dock project. According to the pre-feasibility report prepared by the company in association with SGS India, submitted to MoEF, the shipyard is developed in an area of 170 acres of which about 30 acres are set aside for development future expansion.

The proposed project shall be developed inside the existing land (15 acres out of 30 acres). The target customers for this facility are envisaged as the drilling rigs/ships which currently use Singaporean or yards at Middle East for repairs. In addition, ONGC is also envisaged as one of the key clients. The repair dry dock facility will be of size 320m x 75m x 13 m for handling of all types of rigs, aircraft carriers, capesize bulk carriers & general cargo ships, Aframax & Suezmax tankers, Panamax & Post Panamax type container ships and LNG carriers and is designed to carry out repairs and building of rigs. Depth of Dry Dock is 13m with 1.5m free Board. A total of 4,000 kVA will be required for the operation of new dry dock and other allied facilities. The company is now getting the entire power requirement from the Kerala State Electricity Board. The company is tied up with Kerala Enviro Infrastructure Limited (KEIL), which is approved by the State Pollution Control Board for the safe disposal of hazardous wastes. The development of the facility could be completed in 3 to 4 years.

Current Status: The current status of the project could not be ascertained.


Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University is planning poultry hospitals in Kerala.

April 13, 2015

Hospitals

Status: Planning Stage

Promoter: Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (KVASU)

Project: Plans 3 poultry hospitals

Location: Mannarkkad (dist. Palakkad), Perumbavoor (dist. Ernakulam) and at Kuthuparamba (dist. Kannur), Kerala.

Project Details: Total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 6 million – inclusive of all the three hospitals excluding the infrastructure cost. Land allotment is underway from the Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation. Work on the project will commence shortly & is planned for completion in 2016. The KVASU is also planning a separate tribal entrepreneurship training centre at Thiruvazhamkunnu.

Twenty-five veterinary service-cum-entrepreneurship centres would be established in the State in collaboration with the Malabar Regional Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union. According to media reports, the total budget allocation for the financial year 2015-16 is Rs. 2040.5 million, of which, 38 percent would be utilized for infrastructure and farm development & 24 percent each for education and research.