Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ),
India’s leading port infrastructure developer and part of the Adani Group, has
said it had signed a long term agreement with GAIL (India) Ltd, the state run
gas company, to provide Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regasification services on
a use or pay basis, at its upcoming LNG import terminal at Dhamra in Odisha.
per the contract, GAIL India has booked 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA)
regasification capacity for a period of 20 years. GAIL plans to supply the gas
to its portfolio of customers located in the Eastern region and along the under
development Jagdishpur– Haldia gas grid.
with GAIL India for facilitating LNG imports is a notable milestone for Adani
Ports. This project is now close to being fully subscribed and will play a
pioneering role in powering Eastern India towards a prosperous and economical
gas based future. It will also become a hub for supply to Bangladesh and
Myanmar” said Mr. Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZ.
foundation stone of the project was laid on July’17 and construction has
commenced by Larsen & Toubro, a leading infrastructure firm, winning the
contract to set up the tankages for gas storage and by CTCI Corporation, a
Taiwanese firm that has won the contract for the regasification package.
terminal is expected to be commissioned during the second half of 2021. The
proposed Dhamra LNG import terminal is designed for an initial capacity of 5
MTPA, expandable up to 10 MTPA. Initially, it will have two full containment
type tanks of 180,000 m3 capacity each. It will be first of its kind in
India and second LNG terminal on the east coast after IOC’s Ennore terminal in
will have a jetty capable of handling a wide range of LNG supply vessels,
including the largest Q-max fleet from Qatar. The terminal will be capable of
reloading LNG to service proximate markets via the marine route and will also
have truck loading gantries to help grow the nascent but exciting LNG by truck
market, says a company release.