Lloyd’s Register Energy has been named as the preferred supplier for both third-party inspection and vendor site inspection by engineering, procurement and construction firm IHI Corporation for two new LNG tank projects in western India.
The nomination of Lloyds Register Energy comes after IHI won the EPC contracts for two tanks at the Dahej terminal and two at the Mundra terminal. When completed, the Mundra tanks will have a capacity of 160,000 m3. The Dahej terminal tanks will have a capacity of 170,000m3, making them the largest planned LNG storage tanks in the country.
“It is a high profile association with IHI and the project is critical to the Indian energy industry”, says Pascal Coudeville, SVP of Lloyds Register Energys Inspection Services. “We have been working alongside IHI as a key partner for two years as they prepared their bid for these important projects. Lloyds Register Energy is one of a very few number of organisations that have the diversity of technical expertise to fully support clients across the energy supply chain, delivering that important role which connects inspection with operational safety issues and commercial acumen. We believe this agreement from IHI recognises that.”
As the preferred third-party inspection party, Lloyds Register Energy will conduct inspection and certification of all material, component and equipment that require regulatory approval. The company will also provide inspection services at the various global sites of component manufacture, in order to manage the quality of vendors. This vendor site inspection will ensure that the equipment is being made to IHIs specifications.
“This latest move by Lloyds Register Energy working together with IHI as their nominated independent inspection agency is another step in Indias strategy to actively support the safe and sustainable development of LNG in India,” said Coudeville.
Press Release, July 24, 2014; Image: Petronet LNG