India is on its way to get its first ever Floating Storage and Re-Gasification Unit(FSRU) based Liquified Natural Gas terminal at the Jaigarh Port in the State. H-Energy is the Hiranandani Groups energy arm. The facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier this week. The plant is expected to be operational by the end of 2018 and will supply re-gasified LNG to customers through a 60 Km long pipeline which will be connected to the national gas grid at Dhabol.
Mr. Fadnavis said:
“I am confident that the availability of LNG will spur industrialisation. It will bring in more industries, and the fact that the JSW port is operational for all 12 months (as opposed to the Dhabol port that is open only for 6 months) will help in cutting losses.”
The demand centers like Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Karwar, Udupi, and Mangalore will be connected with the pump through 635 Km long pipelines which will be commisioned by 2019.
The terminal has a capacity of 4 million tonnes per annum. This terminal is expected to feed the storage, re-gasification, fuel bunkering and truck loading facility in the Indian markets. The CEO of H-Energy Mr. Darshan Hiranandani said:
The terminal will help strengthen the transport infrastructure within Ratnagiri. So far the local gas distributor Unison hasn’t built a single CNG pump as the gas used to be so expensive.”
The Jaigarh Port is getting ready for a giant leap to handle 80 mtpa of cargo and is aiming for direct berthing of next-generation vessels. The Jaigarh Port is owned by JSW Infrastructure which is maritime infrastructure development arm of JSW Group.
Source: The Hindu