Kolkata Port Trust invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for setting up of non-jetty based Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) or Floating Storage Unit (FSU) for import, storage and transfer of LNG.
Located in the open sea within KoPT limits, the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit would be connected via a subsea pipeline to a landfall point. “The FSRU/FSU would be a Common User facility where users and marketers of natural gas will source LNG from various suppliers,” stands in the KoPT invitation document.
The operator will be inter-alia responsible for:
- Installation, Operation and maintenance of FSRU/FSU and subsea connecting pipelines to landfall point;
- Deployment, Operation and maintenance of all the allied infrastructure and other required facilities for undertaking transhipment operations, regasification (optional) and transfer of Natural Gas through the subsea pipeline;
- Setting up of appropriate and associated infrastructure for receiving the natural gas onshore;
- Payment of charges to the Authorities concerned as may be required for undertaking FSRU/FSU and allied operations within the jurisdiction of such Authority.
LNG World News Staff, September 22, 2014; Image: KoPT