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Underground Rock Caverns Project
7th April, 2015

Pictures taken during various phases of the Underground Rock Caverns Project.


   
Rock Bolting work in progress by Two Boom Drilling Jumbo in the underground Cavern   Rock Bolting work in progress by Two Boom Drilling Jumbo in the underground Cavern   Hot oil pipe line Foundation work in progress in the underground Cavern
         
   
Group photograph of SKE&C-KCT JV Execution Team & work force at Mangalore Project   Face drilling of 3rd Bench in the UG Cavern by Two Boom Drilling Jumbo   Arial view of Portal/Entrance of Mangalore Underground Rock Caverns
         
   
View of Cavern after completion of Excavation & Paving   Rock Bolt Grouting work in progress by Normet Charging Car in the UG Cavern  

ISPRL underground rock caverns Project
5th April, 2015

On 5th April 2015 Hon'ble MOS (I/C) for MOP & NG Shri.Dharmendra Pradhan has visited Mangalore ISPRL underground rock caverns Project along with Mr. SC Khuntia Special Secretary & FA, Mr. DK Sarraf, CMD – ONGC & Mr. BC Tripathi, CMD – GAIL and other local politicians & district authorities.


   
Mr. Adarsh Saran greeting Hon'ble Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan during his visit to Mangalore Project on 5th April 2015.   Mr. Adarsh Saran with Mr. Rajan K. Pillai, MD/CEO of ISPRL and Mr. Ashwin Soni, Project Director of EIL   Mr. R K Pillai, MD/CEO of ISPRL explaining about underground rock cavern Project to Hon'ble Minister Mr. D Pradhan
         
   
Hon'ble Minister with Mr. Rajan K. Pillai MD/CEO of ISPRL, Mr. S C Khuntia, Special Secretary & Financial Adivsor of MoPNG, and Mr. D K Sharraf, CMD of ONGC.   Delegation from Ministry of Petroleum visit the Mangalore Project site on 5th April 2015.   SKE&C - KCT JV Team - Mr. V S Rawat, Mr. Sanjay Chhabra, Mr. M E Park, Mr. A K Aggarwal, Mr. C H Choi, Mr. J W Yoo, Mr. A K Upadhyay, Mr. R D Sharma

Additional Secretary’s Visit at Mangalore & Padur Project
9th January, 2014

Both Mangalore and Padur-B Sites were visited by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
Shri Rajive Kumar, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum visited the site on 9th January 2014 at 12 noon in MUA-2 shaft side, where a floral bouquet was presented to him from the JV.


Mr. Rajive Kumar and Mr. HPS Ahuja in the
centre of the line-up.



Citation received from Chief Executive Officer, ISPRL
26th November, 2013

'Citation' received from Mr. Rajan K Pillia, Chief Executive Officer, ISPRL for achieving Ten Million Safe Man Hours as on 26th November 2013.




National Underground excavation record at Project Mangalore in addition Project Padur comes in with the 1st and 2nd Highest Excavation Record in India!
August 2012: Mangalore and Padur Caverns, India

Project at Mangalore has achieved the highest Underground Excavation of 117,033 cu.m. in complete safety in the month of July-Aug, 2012 and has created a new National record and we would be striving to break it the next month and looking forward to new benchmarks in the coming months.

Padur Project has done very well for the period July-Aug, 2012 and has achieved the second highest excavation of 110,332 cu.m., exceeding the monthly target for the month for Padur.

This is a twin achievement for us…

Messages of congratulations are pouring in from the Owners ISPRL and PMC Engineers India Limited.

We share our joy with you all!



Civil Works for Underground Rock Caverns (Part B) for Strategic Storage of Crude Oil Project
01 July 2012: Padur

Cavern Bench (PUB41B1-E2) : Pre-Grouting Drilling   Cavern Bench 1 (PUA31-W4) : Post-Grouting
     
 
Cavern Bench 1 (PUB41B1-E1) : Rockbolting   Cavern Bench 1 (PUA32B1-E2) : Invert Grouting
Drilling
     
 
Cavern Bench 1 (PUA32B1-E2) : Loading   Cavern Bench 1 (PUB42B1-E2) : Scaling

SKE&C-KCT JV, Padur has got the best site award from ISPRL out of their four sites: Vizag, Mangalore, Padur Part A & Padur Part B.
15 August 2011: Independence Day Awards

Mr N Bala, Chief Manager ISPRL - Vizag and Mr Sunil, Manager ISPRL - Vizag, have been conferred with the awards of Gold Performer and Silver Performer of the Year 2010-11, respectively, from the CEO of ISPRL, Mr Ranjan K Pillai.

Mr Pillai, also adds that the team member should take a cue from their style of working, in the years to come and aspire for this highest honour which is a recognition of meritorious work.

The award for the Best Site has been bagged by SKE&C-KCT JV, Padur and a certificate of appreciation has also been awarded from CEO, ISPRL. Mr JM Lee, Project Manager who along with his team has ensured that site is impeccable in all respects.

India’s First Sandvik DT1130 Jumbo Rig Delivered to Major Cavern Project
July 2011: Mangalore Caverns, India

Fourteen Sandvik underground jumbo drill rigs are being used on India's three strategic crude oil storage caverns under construction, in drill and blast duties to excavate more than 9 million m³ of rock from the 24.4 km of tunnels and caverns to store 5.33 million metric tonnes of crude oil. Deputy Project Manager for the S K E&C - KCT JV on the Padur project contract 1B, Prasanna K.M, has stated that the Sandvik rigs represent "the lifeline of the project."

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Mangalore Cavern Projects
01 March 2011: Mangalore Caverns, India

Scaling MUA1-East   Face Drilling MUA1-West
     
 
Shotcreting   Explosive Charging
     
 
Shotcreting MUA1-West   Mucking
     
   
Mucking    

Mangalore Cavern Projects
19 December 2010: Mangalore Caverns, India

D 355-A Dozer Deployed for Dumping Area Muck
Levelling
  Re-Inforcement Rod Fitting in the 4th Lift for
Shaft’ B’
     
 
Concrete Foundation Casted for Gantry Creane
Erection near Shaft ‘B’
  Second Lift Concrete Poured in Shaft ‘A’
     
   
Pre-Fabricated Steel Structure and Gypsum Board
Installed by M/S Nig and Richi for Labour Colony
at Msez Area
   

Mangalore Cavern Projects
26 September 2010: Mangalore Caverns, India

Access Tunnel

 

     
 

 

Water Curtain

 

     
 

 

Portal Area
 

     
 

Tehri dam brims over, North India under flood threat
20 September 2010: Tehri Dam

TICIL Division, one of the key contractors, is proud that Tehri Dam has stood the rigors of heavy rainfall and flooding in Uttarakand. “Tehri dam's general manager (projects) A. L. Shah said, " The dam is safe and there is no need to worry." Further, officials have staggered the automatic discharge system so as not to cause heavy flooding in downstream towns such as Rishikesh and Haridwar. Enclosed, are pictures of the water being discharged through the spillways.”

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Engineers’ Day Celebration at Tehri Project
15 September 2010: KCT Gajna Campus, Tehri Site

Engineers’ Day was celebrated by the TICIL team both in Delhi and Tehri. Officers took time to remember Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya and his contribution to the nation.

 

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya   Mr. S. Saran, VP - Marketing, Mr. R. N. Mukherkjee,
COO addressing colleagues at TICIL, New Delhi.

 

Program was started after lighting the candle by Mr A K Aggarwal General Manager (P) and offering flower to Sir M. Visvasvaraya. On this occasion General Manager (P), Mr A K Aggarwal appealed to all Engineers’ to follow the footprints of Sri M. Visvesvaray and to contribute their full in progress of the nation and our company. The function was dispersed with thanks to all participants.

 

Mr. A. K. Aggarwal, Director - Projects, addressing
TICIL Employees on the occasion of Engineers’ Day
  Mr. S. D. Singh, DGM (Civil) addressing TICIL
Employees on the occasion of Engineers’ Day.
     
   
Participants on Engineers’ Day at TICIL
Campus, Tehri
   

Inauguration of the Access Tunnel
6 September 2010: Rock Cavern Project, Padur

On the 6th September 2010, the Access Tunnel at the Rock Cavern Project at Padur, was inaugaurated by Mr. Rajan K. Pillai, CEO, ISPRL.
 
     
 
     
   

Vice President awarded with National Level Award
29 July 2010 : Hindi Bhawan, New Delhi, India

The Healthy Universe Foundation has awarded Mr. Samir Saran, the Vice President, TICIL, Karam Chand Thapar & Brothers (Coal Sales) Limited, the National Level Award - "Pride Of Nation" for "Business Excellence" for his contribution towards National advancement.

This prestigious award was given to him by Mr. Jai Prakash Agarwal, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) President and Member of Parliament serving the North East Delhi (DL) Lok Sabha Constituency.
 

 


SKE&C-KCT UJV successfully conducted its first blast
15 July 2010 at 3.55 pm: Padur Cavern Project

On 15th July 2010 at about 3.55 PM – the Padur JV Team have successfully conducted the 1st blasting activity at Padur Cavern Project (Part-B). Padur JV team has performed the dynamic blasting event twice per day.

 

 

 
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SKE&C-KCT JV bags Rs.376 crores contract of ISPRL’s Crude Oil Storage Project
29 December, 2009: Padur, India

SKE&C-KCT JV on 29th December 2009 bagged Rs.376 crores Project for civil and piping works of Underground Rock Caverns (Part B) for strategic storage of crude oil at Padur, Udupi, Karnataka from M/s. Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL).

KCT [Karam Chand Thapar & Bros. (CS) Ltd] entered into a Joint Venture with SKE&C (SK Engineering & Construction) a subsidiary of SK Group, Seoul, Korea to bid for Underground Rock Cavern Projects in India.

This is the second Work Order from ISPRL to SKE&C-KCT JV, subsequent to similar Project at Mangalore worth Rs.403.50 crores, awarded in April 2009.

The Padur Project involves construction of Storage Caverns consisting of:
  • 1 No. Access Tunnel of 1119 M length, 12 M width & 8 Mt height.
  • 4 Nos. Rock Caverns each of 700 M length, 20 M width & 26-31 M height.
  • 4 Nos. Vertical Shafts each of 62 M - 84 M length.
  • 1 No. Water Curtain Galleries of 1788 M length, 6.5 M height & 6.5 M width.

"Towards Greater Commitment"
4 September, 2009: Kolkata, India
The Economic Times


Seventy-Eighth Annual General Meeting of ICMA
28 August, 2009: Kolkata, India
Address by the President, V.K. Arora

CIL Chairman, Mr. P S Bhattacharya (left); ICMA President, Mr. V K Arora (centre); CIL Director, Marketing, Dr. A K Sarkar   ICMA President, Mr. V K Arora, presents CIL Chairman, Mr. P S Bhattacharya, with a bouquet
     
   
Address by Mr. V K Arora    

"Work on City's Crude Oil Cavern Begins"
28 May, 2009: Mangalore, India
The Times of India


ISPRL Mangalore Rock Caverns
6 April, 2009: Mangalore, India

TICIL is proud to announce that it has won a prestigious contract for the Civil Works of the Underground Rock Caverns for the strategic storage of crude oil (1.5 mn MT/ 14mn barrels), at Mangalore, Karnataka, from Engineers India Limited ("EIL"), for Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited ("ISPRL").

TICIL secured this bid in a 'Reverse Auction' held on 6 April 2009, for Rs.403.50 crores, in a Joint Venture with S.K. Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., ("SK E&C"), Korea, against industry majors such as L&T, HCC and Soma-Marti of Sweden, amongst others.

Salient features of the 'ISPRL Mangalore' major underground construction work are as follows:

  • 4 Nos. Rock Caverns of 913 m length, 20 m width and 26~31 m height;
  • 2 Nos. Vertical shafts of 121~131 m length and 7~10 m diameter;
  • 4 Nos. Water Curtain Galleries of 920 m length, 6.5~9 m width and 6.5 m height;
  • 1 No. Access Tunnel of 900 m length, 12 m width and 8 m height;
  • 2 Nos. Gas Connections of 4 m x 4 m;
  • 2 Nos. Inlet/ Outlet Connections of 7 m x 8 m
  • Site Crosses the Three & half Million Safe Man Hours Working up to 15.07.2012 (Zero Accident);
  • Gas Connection Tunnel in Shaft-B is completed;
  • Cavern Heading completed;
  • Shaft – A handed over to client;
  • Other items are under review for further extension
  • India's First Sandvik DT1130 Jumbo Rig Delivered to Major Cavern Project


ISPRL Padur - II
March, 2009: Padur, India

TICIL is also engaged in the civil works of the Underground Rock Caverns for the strategic storage of crude oil, at Padur, Karnataka, from Engineers India Limited ("EIL"), for Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited ("ISPRL").

This bid, for Rs.376.00 crores, was secured in a 'Reverse Auction' in a Joint Venture with S.K. Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., ("SK E&C"), Korea.

Salient features of the work includes:

  • 1 No. Access Tunnel of 1119 M length, 12 M width & 8 Mt height;
  • 4 Nos. Rock Caverns each of 700 M length, 20 M width & 26-31 M height;
  • 4 Nos. Vertical Shafts each of 62 M - 84 M length; and
  • 1 No. Water Curtain Galleries of 1788 M length, 6.5 M height & 6.5 M width.
  • SKE&C-KCT JV, Padur has got the best site award from ISPRL out of their four sites: Vizag, Mangalore, Padur Part A & Padur Part B.
  • Site Crosses the Five Million Safe Men Hour Working (Zero Accident). As a token of appreciation a Certificate and Shield was given to SKE&C-KCT JV by CEO, ISPRL.
  • Site inspection by senior officials of ISPRL/ HO and EIL / HO on 17th July 2012. No deviations found in the project.
  • Visit of Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, Government of India on 19th July 2012. Visit was satisfactory.

ISPRL Padur Rock Caverns
27 March, 2009: Padur, India

TICIL has also submitted a 'Pre-qualification Bid' with SKE&C on 27.03.2009 for the Civil Works for the next stage of Underground Rock Caverns for Strategic Storage of Crude Oil (2.5 mn MT) for ISPRL, at Padur, a distance of 40 kms from the Mangalore Project site. This Project is in Two Packages, Part-A and Part-B, which will be bid for independently. The Final Price Bid/ Reverse Auction for this tender is expected to take place in November 2009.


 

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