Bulk Foodgrains Handling, Storage & Transport Facilities

Project:    Bulk Foodgrains Handling, Storage & Transport Facilities
Client:      Adani Agri Logistics Ltd. and Food Corporation of India (FCI)
Location:  India (various locations)
Adani Agri Logistics Ltd. and Food Corporation of India -- India


Faced with a lack of local expertise, Adani Agri Logistics Ltd. turned to international sources for help. They awarded CMC the contract to provide engineering and management services for the development and implementation of bulk foods handling, storage and transportation facilities under Build-Own-Operate (BOO).

Project Goals

  • To restructure the merchandising, storage, transportation and distribution of foodgrains (wheat and paddy) using collection (base) depots and distribution, field depots, all linked by railway
  • To custom design dedicated rail wagons to transport the foodgrains in bulk form from the base depots to the field depots

Services provided by CMC:

  • Review FCI/Adani Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement under the BOO contract
  • Develop functional specifications for the development of all facilities
  • Develop preliminary engineering of all facilities, infrastructure, business, operational and computer systems
  • Review detailed design and oversee construction
  • Develop technical specifications for the procurement of all mechanical, structural, electrical, operational and computer systems


  • While carrying on the detailed design independently, CMC prepared general specifications and arrangements to allow Adani to fast-track its procurement phase
  • CMC coordinated the acquisition of equipment from suppliers in Canada, the US and Germany
  • CMC and Adani built and commissioned seven separate facilities simultaneously
  • CMC and Adani hired and trained staff for this entirely new business
  • CMC prepared detailed functional descriptions and design documents for the technology transfer to Adani and to local Indian engineers and contractors

Total capacity built is 600,000 tonnes, with an additional throughput of approximately 800,000 tonnes per annum. 

Technical Highlights

Circuit #1         
  Base Depot    
    Moga 200,000 tonnes of storage
  Field Depot    
    Chennai 25,000 tonnes of storage
    Coimbatore 25,000 tonnes of storage
    Bangladore 25,000 tonnes of storage
Circuit #2       
  Base Depot    
    Kaithal 200,000 tonnes of storage
  Field Depot    
    Navi Mumbai 50,000 tonnes of storage
    Hoogly 25,000 tonnes of storage