The Kolkata Port Trust awarded a contract to a consortium of H-Energy and Excelerate Energy to set up a 4 mtpa FSRU in the offshore Digha region of West Bengal.
HEPL and Excelerate will pioneer an offshore FSRU operation in India by setting up this facility, where the end-consumers and marketers will book the capacity to unload, store, regasify and transport LNG to an onshore receiving facility at Contai in Purba Medinipur,West Bengal, through a subsea pipeline, the company informed in a statement.
Darshan Hiranandani, CEO, HEPL said that in order to facilitate connectivity of the proposed FSRU to gas markets, HEPL had already submitted an expression of interest to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board for laying of a 705 km natural gas pipeline, which will extend from Paradip in Odisha to Contai in West Bengal to Dattapulia on the India-Bangladesh border.
The project and the proposed gas pipeline infrastructure intends to secure the supply of natural gas to industrial, commercial and domestic consumers in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha and Western Bangladesh.
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