The terminal is expected to start commercial operations by the end of 2018 and will be capable of reloading LNG into other vessels. The launch of India’s first LNG terminal will increase the opportunities for port based industries and social infrastructure in India.
The floating LNG terminal will provide clean, safe and affordable natural gas, while it will also provide clean fuel for transportation & households. The LNG terminal will also offer storage, re-gasification, re-loading, fuel bunkering and truck loading facilities to cater to the growing energy demand of Indian industries.
When fully operational, the re-gasified LNG will be supplied to customers, via a 60-km tie-in pipeline which will be connected to national gas grids at Dabhol.
Capt. BVJK Sharma, Joint Managing Director & CEO, JSW Infrastructure, mentioned:
In the near future, Jaigarh Port is getting ready for a giant leap to handle 80 MTPA of cargo and is aiming for direct berthing of next generation vessels i.e. largest dry bulk carrier (Vale Max), LNG carrier (Q-Max), largest container vessels (EEE Series) and very large crude carriers. This LNG terminal will enable development of local port-based industries in Maharashtra region.