Gujarat State Petroleum Corp (GSPC) has announced it will commission a 5-million-tonne a year LNG import terminal at Mundra in Gujarat in the next two to three months.

Mundra will be the third import terminal in Gujarat to import LNG in cryogenic ships, re-convert the liquid fuel into its gaseous state before transporting it by pipelines to customers.

“We will commission Mundra terminal by August-end or mid-September. It will operate at 1.5 mt a year capacity for the first one-and-a-half years before scaling up to full capacity,” said Jagdip Narayan Singh, Managing Director of GSPC.

Mundra terminal, which will have an expandable capacity to 10 mt per annum in future, is designed to have a berth for receiving LNG tankers of size 75,000 cubic metres to 2,60,000 cubic metres, two LNG storage tanks of capacity 1,60,000 cubic metres each, facilities for regasification and gas evacuation. 

Gujarat already has a 15 mt a year import facility operated by Petronet LNG Ltd at Dahej and another 5 mt terminal at Hazira that is run by Shell.

“We have been in talks with IOC but as the partnership was delayed, we have now decided to first commission the terminal and then see who can we get as a partner,” said Jagdip.

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9th July 2018

9th July 2018