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    IHI To Supply Storage At Indian LNG Terminal


The project received regulatory clearance in March, paving the way for contracts to be signed.

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IHI To Supply Storage At Indian LNG Terminal

Japanese engineer IHI and Indian construction firm Afcons Infrastructure have secured an engineering, procurement and construction order for two above-ground LNG storage tanks at an LNG import terminal in India.

The tanks will be capable of storing 200,000 m3 of LNG each, making them the largest in India, IHI said on July 11. They will be installed by 2022 at a receiving terminal at the Chhara port in India’s western Gujarat province. The project's operator is HSEPL, a joint venture between Indian state oil and gas group Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and private developer Shapoorji Pallonjis.

IHI was responsible for supplying six storage tanks for India’s first LNG receiving terminal in Dahej, Gujarat, that was commissioned in 2004. It also built two tanks for a facility in Kochi, in the Kerala state, and two more for a plant at Mundra, another site in Gujarat.

The Chhara LNG terminal will initially regasify up to 5mn mt/yr of LNG, with its capacity rising to 10mt/yr under a second stage. HSEPL secured environmental and coastal regulatory approval to build the plant in March, paving the way for contracts to be awarded.