Inoxcva, Mitsui to develop small-scale LNG in India
India’s Inoxcva, which develops cryogenic technology equipment, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Mitsui & Co. to develop small-scale LNG infrastructure in India, it said on April 12.
The MoU entails deployment of small-scale LNG infrastructure including logistics and receiving facilities for customers not connected to pipelines. “This will help in increasing the penetration and consumption of clean, reliable and cost-efficient LNG to various users in the automotive, mining, shipping and rail industry all over the country,” Inoxcva said.
Inoxcva commissioned its first small-scale LNG installation at the Halol plant of General Motors in 2010, and since then has installed more than 35 such facilities across the country. LNG facilities are supported by the company’s own tanker fleet under its brand GoLNG. It has collectively logged more than 6.5mn km and distributed about 100,000 metric tons of LNG to its consumers.
Inoxcva last month launched the first-ever India-made LNG dispenser which complies with ISO 16924:2016 norms and is also approved by Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation India. The dispenser also bears the ATEX certification, a European certification given to equipment tested and approved to be intrinsically safe, it said.