Puthuvype is an upcoming major Industrial area in Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a western suburb of Kochi City. It is situated 5 km west of High Court Junction.
Location and Surroundings
Puthuvype is a part of Vypin Island. It borders Vembanad Lake to the east, Arabian Sea to the west and South and Njarakkal to the North. The main throughfares in the area are Vypin-Munambam Road and LNG Terminal Road.
Industries located to Puthuvypeen is mainly related to natural regasification project and petroleum projects.
The Kochi LNG Terminal of Petronet LNG Ltd will be the first LNG terminal in southern India and the fourth LNG terminal of country. The Project is a Greenfield LNG Regasification terminal at Puthuvypeen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on land allotted by the Kochi Port Trust. The terminal shall have a capacity of 5 MMTPA.
Single Buoy Mooring
It is a loading buoy anchored offshore that serves as a mooring point and interconnect for tankers loading or offloading petroleum products. It is operated by Kochi Refineries Ltd (KRL), a subsidiary of BPCL.
An international bunkering terminal to supply fuel for vessels is planned by Cochin Port Trust. Bunkering industry point out that major transhipment trade is going to shift to Kochi from Colombo with the commissioning of the ICTT on Jan 2011. This will in turn attract a higher volume of vessel traffic including a greater number of coastal feeder vessels. Besides, the port’s strategic location given its close proximity to international sea route will attract mother vessels to Kochi. Construction works expected to start in mid 2011.
Ship Repair Complex
Cochin Port Trust also plans to build a Ship Repair Complex at Puthuvypeen.
One of the less visited but yet very beautiful beach is the Puthuvype beach. This beach has not been developed for tourism and the local administration is making a lot of efforts to promote this place as an alternative to Cherai Beach, being a suburb of the city of Kochi. Also a light house is situated here. The light house is situated less than half a kilometer away from the beach.This lighthouse is one of the tallest in India. There is a shallow ditch to the north of the Beach.Entry to the light house is permitted from 3 P.M to 5 P.M.
A Mega Oceanarium is coming up at PuthuVypeen, at an area of 65 acres with an investment of Rs.300 crores. This is the first Oceanarium of the country and will be largest in Asia.