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    Petronet Seeks Builders for Indian LNG/LCNG Stations


Petronet is looking to build LNG/LCNG stations at five locations on major highways across India.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Petronet Seeks Builders for Indian LNG/LCNG Stations

India’s Petronet LNG has invited companies to bid for turnkey contracts to design, build and commission LNG/LCNG fuelling stations. It uploaded tender documents to its website on March 19.

Petronet wants five stations built on the major highways: Bichhiwara in Rajasthan (on the Delhi-Mumbai route); Palej in Gujarat (on the Delhi-Mumbai route); Palghar in Maharashtra (on the Delhi-Mumbai route); Khakhrechi in Gujarat (on Ahmedabad-Mundra route); and Baldana, also in Gujarat but on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot route. The company expects work to be completed 270 days after the contract is signed.

The bidder’s annual turnover must have exceed rupees 175mn ($2.3mn) if it is an Indian entity or $2.5mn if a foreign bidder for the last three years. The last date of submission of bids is May 4.

Petronet, India’s biggest LNG importer, operates two receiving terminals in the country: one at Dahej in west India and one at Kochi in south India. The company has planned to build multiple LNG stations along major highways in India. At present, there are barely any LNG stations in the country.