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Petronet makes decision on Dahej LNG Regasification Plant Expansion

Toyo Engineering starts to harvest India LNG Terminals

2B1st_Project_Smart_Explorer_Sales_Pursuit_ToolThe Indian leading midstream company Petronet LNG Limited (Petronet) has selected Toyo Engineering Company (Toyo or TEC) to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and regasification plant in Dahej, Gujarat, on the west coast of India.

India is the 13th largest gas consumer and 4th largest LNG importer in the world.

With a GDP growing at 6% per year, the energy demand is following the same pace.

But in the basket of the different sources of energy fueling India economical growth, the natural gas share is planning to jump from the current 9% to 20% by 2025.

According to Vision 2030, Natural Gas Infrastructure India source, the demand for natural gas should triple from 8 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) in 2013 to 25.3 bcf/d in 2030.

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On the same period, the local production of natural gas should only double from 3.2 bcf/d in 2013 to 8.2 bcf/d in 2030.

India is currently operating only four LNG Import Terminals accumulating a capacity of 23 million tonnes per year (t/y) LNG, representing 35% of India gas supply.

In this context, India is planning to add a tenth of LNG Terminal and Regasification Plant projects where Petronet intends to play a key role.

Petronet was established in 1998 as a joint venture of the main oil and gas companies in India and the French gas specialist GDF-Suez sharing the working interests such as:

 – 50% are held by Gail Ltd, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)

 – 10% belongs to GDF-Suez

 – 5.20% stand in the hands of ADB

Petronet prepares third LNG terminal at Gangavaram 

Since 2004, Petronet is operating the Dahej LNG import terminal and regasification plant with a capacity of 5.0 million t/y.

In 2009, Petronet proceeded to a first expansion of another 5.0 million t/y.

At that time IHI Corporation (IHI) and Toyo had been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for this Dahej LNG Terminal Expansion.

Now Petronet is making the final investment decision (FID) for a second expansion of this Dahej LNG Terminal.

With this expansion, Petronet would like to increase Dahej LNG Terminal from the current 10 million t/y to 15 million /y.

This second Dahej LNG Terminal Expansion projects should include:

Petronet_Dahej-LNG-Terminal-Expansion_Toyo-EPC-Contract_India – LNG downloading system

 – Regasification facilities

 – Additional storage tanks

 – Gas Pipelines system

 – Offsites and Utilities

 – Connection to the existing plant.

For this Dahej LNG Terminal Expansion project, Petronet selected again Toyo to carry out the EPC contract on a lump sum turn key basis.

In the same time Petronet is working a third LNG terminal at Gangavaram on the east coast of India in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

With an initial capacity of 5 million t/y the Gangavaram LNG Terminal and Regasification Plant greenfield project will be expanded in a second phase to 10 million t/y

In awarding the Dahej Regasification Plant EPC contract on this first quarter 2014 to Toyo, Petronet is planning to receive the first shipments at the Dahej LNG Terminal Exapnsion project by 2017.

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