India’s ministry of environment, forest and climate change recently granted the environmental and coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance for the proposed Kakinada LNG FSRU project.
The deepwater FSRU project developed by the Andra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation, a joint company established by GAIL and Andra Pradesh Gas Infrastructure Corporation, will have a design capacity of 3.5 mtpa with room for potential expansion to 5.25 mtpa.
The FSRU-based terminal will include marine facilities for LNG import, an approximately 3.1 km high-pressure subsea pipeline to transport regasified LNG to coast and an onshore receiving facility for gas metering skid, control room and supply to the gas grid.
The FSRU will be able to receive carriers with a maximum capacity of 217,000 cubic meters of liquefied gas and will be able to handle 21 million cubic meters of gas per day.
The proposed project’s construction is scheduled to last two years after receiving the environmental approval.
LNG World News Staff