Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s leading port infrastructure developer and part of the Adani Group, has signed a long term agreement with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to provide LNG regasification services on a use or pay basis to the state-run refiner, at its upcoming LNG import terminal at Dhamra in Odisha.

As per the contract, IOC has booked 3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) regasification capacity spread over 20 years. IOC plans to supply the gas to its refineries in Paradip in Odisha and Haldia in West Bengal.

According to company officials, the LNG will be delivered via pipeline and truck loading facilities to downstream industries in west India, and may play a strategic role in supplying gas to Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The proposed Dhamra LNG import terminal is designed to have an initial capacity of 5 mtpa, expandable up to 10 mtpa. It will be made up of two full containment-type tanks of 180,000 cbm capacity each and would be the first of its kind in India and the second LNG terminal on the east coast after Indian Oil Corporation (IOCs) Ennore terminal in Tamil Nadu.

The LNG terminal and cross border pipeline infrastructure is expected to become operational in the second half of 2021. Construction commenced in July 2017. 

It 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.

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19th Apr 2018

19th April 2018