Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation
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Ongoing Mega Projects
Life Sciences Park, Trivandrum
KSIDC proposes to develop a Life Sciences Park at Thiruvananthapuram. An extent of 260 acres of land in Veiloor Village has been identified for the purpose and KSIDC is in the process of acquisition of this land for the project. The Life Sciences Park, when functional, would be a geographic cluster of industry (Biotechnology, Nanotechnology & Life Sciences), research institutions and sci-tech academia. The Park would address the needs of the rapidly emerging life sciences industry and is expected to attract investments, both domestic and foreign, in the related areas.
Electronic Hub at Kochi
KSIDC has initiated steps for setting up an Electronic Hub at Kochi. The proposed Electronic Hub would be developed in 330 acres of land, offering world class facilities for manufacturing, contract manufacturing, R&D and fabrication units in the electronics sector. The Hub would house companies in the semiconductor and electronic components sector, including their manufacture, research & development, design, etc. The land acquisition procedure has been initiated.
Petro-Chemical Complex

The market survey conducted by KSIDC by engaging M/s. Industrial Development Service Pvt. Ltd. (IDS), New Delhi has established scope for setting up a project for manufacturing Propylene Oxide utilizing Propylene available with BPCL-Kochi Refinery. In this context, KSIDC has developed a proposal for setting up a Propylene-based petrochemical complex at Kochi. The estimated investment for setting up the above project is Rs.1000 Crore. KSIDC has prepared a pre-feasibility report for the project and is looking for technology tie-up.

Titanium Sponge Project, Kollam
Govt. of Kerala proposes to set up a Titanium Complex in Kollam District consisting of a Titanium Sponge Plant of 10000 tons per annum capacity, Titanium metal and downstream products. The proposed plant will be located adjacent to the Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. (KMML), Chavara, a Govt. owned company producing Titanium products. An extent of about 300 acres of land has been identified for the project. KSIDC has commissioned a consultant to conduct techno-economic feasibility of the project.
High Speed Rail Corridor Project
The Government of Kerala have appointed KSIDC as Nodal Agency for developing a project to establish a North-South High Speed Rail Corridor (HSRC) in Kerala, which is expected to develop as the 'lifeline' of Kerala. The project is intended to facilitate smooth and speedy passenger movement between various cities and towns in the State. The corridor is proposed to be established from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) has been assigned the task of conducting pre-feasibility study on the project. The total length of the corridor would be around 650 kms and will have two parallel tracks each in standard gauge systems, which will be independent of the existing rail network in the State. Starting with highest speed of 200-250 km/hr initially, trains with speed up to 400 km/hr are expected within 2-3 yrs of commissioning of the project. DMRC have submitted the key plan of the alignment of the route and identified locations for 9 stations and 3 locations for the future stations. Govt.of Kerala have given approval for the same.
Pravasi Gramam Project
Pravasi Gramam is a project initiated by Government of Kerala in recognition of the rich and invaluable contributions of the Non Resident Keralites (NRKs) in the economic and social development of the State. KSIDC has been appointed as the nodal organisation to develop and implement this project. This project aims at providing the NRKs and their succeeding generations with a channel to maintain cultural and social linkages with Kerala and is envisaged as a self-contained and well laid village representing a replica of Kerala in terms of its culture, traditions, art forms, lifestyle, etc along with facilities and infrastructure most sought after by the NRK community. KSIDC has identified 337.57 acres of land situated in Edava and Ayiroor Villages of Chirayinkeezh Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram district for setting up the project.
Oceanarium, Kochi
The project is to establish the latest generation underwater world aquarium housing numerous marine creatures along with research facilities. The project is first of its kind in India and conceived as a tourism and marine research facility to tap tourism potential in the State.

KSIDC has been appointed as bid manager for selection of consultants and private developer in connection with the development of Oceanarium project at Puthuvypeen, Kochi. M/s FIRMA, agency of Dept of Fisheries, Govt of Kerala is the nodal agency for the project. KSIDC has prepared a Detailed Feasibility Report (DFR) for the project. As per the DFR, cost of the project is estimated at Rs.350 Crores.

KSIDC has invited Request For Qualification (RFQ) towards selection of a Developer for the project. Steps have been initiated for the formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementation of the project and the company incorporation is underway.
LNG Terminal, Kochi
As the State's Promotional Agency, KSIDC has been instrumental to facilitate establishment of the LNG Terminal at Kochi. The Terminal is being implemented by M/s. Petronet LNG Ltd, a joint venture of ONGC, GAIL, IOC and BPCL. Capacity of the LNG Re-gasification Terminal in the 1st phase is 2.5 Million TPA, which will be enhanced to 5 Million TPA in the 2nd phase. The location is inside the Cochin Port SEZ at Puthuvypeen, Kochi. The project aims to supply Regasified LNG (R-LNG) to various customers in sectors like power, fertilizer, industrial sector and for City Gas Distribution (CGD) in the Southern States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the pipeline infrastructure is in place.

The project, which has an estimated cost of Rs.3,600 Crores in the 1st phase has 3 major components, viz., Storage Tanks, Marine Facility and Re-gasifcation Facility. 2 Nos. of Storage Tanks with a total capacity of 5 Million TPA are under construction in the 1st phase itself and this work is undertaken by M/s. IHI Corporation, Japan. The Marine Facilities are established by engaging M/s. Afcons Infrastructure Ltd and Re-gasification facility, by M/s. CTCI, Taiwan.

Implementation of the project is fast progressing. The Mechanical Completion of the Terminal is scheduled in December 2011 and the Terminal is expected to be commissioned in March 2012.
GAIL Pipe Line Project

KSIDC has signed an MoU with M/s. GAIL India Ltd, a' Navaratna' Central PSU to facilitate establishment of Gas pipeline in the State of Kerala. GAIL proposes to lay Gas pipeline from the Kochi LNG Terminal to various bulk consumers of Gas in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. GAIL is laying the pipeline in the following routes, for supply of R-LNG from the Kochi Termainal.

  • Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore Pipe line (KKBMPL) Project
  • Sub-Sea Gas pipeline from Kochi to NTPC, Kayamkulam

The project will be implemented in 2 phases. The 1st phase is expected to be completed in 2012 and the 2nd phase in 2013. The total project cost is estimated at Rs 3,700 Crores.

Gas Distribution Project in Kerala
KSIDC has signed a JV Agreement with GAIL for promoting a Joint Venture Company (JVC) to develop Gas Distribution Project in Kerala. The JVC proposes to create the Supplementary Gas Infrastructure in the State. It also intends to take up City Gas Distribution Projects in the State.
Trade & Convention Centre at Kochi
KSIDC intends to promote a world class Trade & Convention Centre at Kochi in association with KINFRA. 75 Acres of land is envisaged for the project at Kalamassery, Kochi. Cost of project is estimated at Rs.400 Crores. The facilities planned include world-class Convention Complex with main and mini halls and supporting facilities and an exhibition centre with adequate buil-up space to conduct various trade fairs. The complex also intends to accommodate 5 Star category hotel, commercial complex, large parking centre and auxiliary facilities.
Industrial Corridor
The Kochi-Coimbatore, Kochi-Kasaragod Industrial Corridor is designed to utilise the existing infrastructure and new projects like LNG Terminal, ICTT Vallarpadam, LNG Pipelines and High Speed Rail Corridor. The vision of the project is to create strong economic base with global competitive environment and state of art infrastructure to activate local commerce, enhance foreign investment and attain sustainable development. The project is conceived to be developed as a global manufacturing and trading hub supported by world class infrastructure and green technology. The goals of the project are to double the employment, industrial output and exports within a period of 5 years. The RFP for consultancy and pre-feasibility study will be issued immediately. The first phase of the project proposes to start the corridor with 5000 hectares of land in the Kochi-Coimbatore route. The project would be implemented through an SPV which would coordinate project development, finance and implementation.
National Institute of Warship/Submarine design & indigenization centre by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) at Beypore, Kozhikode
The proposal is to set up a full-fledged National Institute of Warship/Submarine design & indigenization centre and ancillary facility, by Ministry of Defence and Defence Shipyards with Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) as the lead shipyard. MDL has requested the Govt. to take necessary steps to allocate 100 acres of contiguous land with sea frontage at the Chaliyam side of Beypore Port, in three phases. Presently, Government has 42.0 acres of land with the Revenue Dept. which has been transferred to the MDL and the foundation stone laying ceremony of the project NIRDESh (National Institute for Research & Development in Defence Ship Building) was carried out at Chaliam on 4th Jan 2011 by Hon.Defence Minister Sri.A.K.Antony,in presence of Hon.Min.of Industries Govt.of Kerala Sri.Elamaram Kareem. The additional land of 60 acres will be acquired shortly by GOK and handed over to NIRDESH.
Convention centre and Tourist Resort, Kozhikode
KSIDC plans to set up a Convention Centre and Tourist Resort at Cheruvannur in Kozhikode District. Kozhikode has an International airport, IIM, NIT etc. Private and Government sponsored Cyberparks are also coming up at Kozhikode. In view of these developments, KSIDC proposes to establish a Convention Centre and Tourist Resort in 6.50 acres of land in a picturesque location by the side of Chaliyar River at Cheruvannur.
1100-1200 MW Gas based Thermal Power Project, Cheemeni, Kasaragod
Govt of Kerala, vide Govt order GO (MS) No.19/2009/ID dated 07..02..2009, have appointed KSIDC as nodal agency for development of thermal power project at Cheemeni, Kasaragod and allocated 2000 acres of land necessary for the project. Govt. has constituted a Steering Committee with Chief Secretary as Chairman for taking decisions on the project. Vide GO dated 1.12.2010 Govt. of Kerala have accorded administrative sanction for setting up of Gas based Thermal Power Plant at Cheemeni, Kasaragod with project configuration of 1100-1200 MW units. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with 50:50 equity participation by KSIDC and KSEB is being formed shortly for development of the power project. KSIDC has appointed consultants for carrying out DPR & EIA studies, and the DPR is available.

MOE&F vide letter dated 24.05.2010 issued the Terms of Reference (ToR). The EIA consultant M/s. Ramky, Hyderabad has conducted various modal studies for the power project at Cheemeni, and M/s. CWRDM, Calicut and M/s. NIO, Goa are also studying Hydrogeological & CRZ, Marine related issues in line with the TOR.

Government of Kerala will be provide land on lease and obtain clearances for the project. Apart from these, the Govt. will also provide Viability Gap Funding Grant to the extent of Rs.500 crores covering a period of 5 years. The project would be developed through a developer selected through tariff based competitive case -2 bidding guidelines of Govt of India. The process for selection of developers will be initiated shortly.
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