AG&P (Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company) is set to develop an LNG import terminal in India after signing a deal with Karaikal Port Pvt. Ltd. (KPPL).

The Karaikal Port is a deep-water facility located on the east coast of India. As part of its expansion beyond commercial cargos, the port has allocated an area within its existing breakwater to develop an LNG terminal to serve power, industrial and other customers in the region.

Chairman and Promoter Director of KPPL, GRK Reddy said: “Karaikal Port is a center of trading for Southeast India and is crucial to the region’s GDP. With the addition of AG&P’s LNG import terminal, Karaikal Port will continue to be an engine of growth for the region’s future. Offering an all-weather operation with a breakwater ensuring 99% availability, night navigation, limited dredging requirements, proximity to GAIL’s existing Cauvery Basin gas pipeline network and 24/7 access to port services, we are immensely proud of the Port’s facilities that attracted AG&P to this prime site.”

The development of AG&P’s LNG import terminal will complement Indian Oil’s under construction LNG terminal at Ennore, 300 kilometers to the north and will provide wider gas accessibility to Puducherry and Tamil Nadu. It will serve the heavily industrialised region of central Tamil Nadu which has major manufacturing clusters for the fertilizer, cement, steel, textile, leather, sugar and garment industries.

AG&P President, Augusto P. Gan said: “AG&P will bring clean fuel to customers who do not have access today. AG&P is honored to be working with KPPL to deliver this major infrastructure project to South India.”

AG&P’s President of LNG Marketing, Karthik Sathyamoorthy said: “AG&P’s innovative approach will establish Karaikal as a major gateway for distributing LNG, CNG and gas quickly and efficiently to customers throughout the region. Leveraging its standardized designs and modular approach to building terminals developed in AG&P’s Houston, Texas Engineering Center, AG&P not only eliminates expensive, bespoke engineering costs, but significantly reduces construction time. This means the terminal will be up and running by mid-2019.”

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9th Nov 2017

9th November 2017