May 11, 2023 [PSU Watch] – New Delhi: Maharatna oil PSU HPCL’s wholly-owned subsidiary, HPLNG is developing a greenfield LNG terminal at Chhara Port, located in Gujarat, informed the PSU in a tweet on Saturday.
Further, the company also shared a brief informative video about the LNG terminal.
The company said that the terminal is being built in the coastal region of East Somnath district in Gujarat. Further, the company informed that the terminal has a regasification capacity of five MMTPA which has the potential to expand till 10 MMTPA. The terminal is spread over 139 acres and its estimated cost is around Rs 4,293 crores.
Additionally, the project will involve the development of an LNG terminal with all its associated facilities like receipt, unloading, storage, and regasification of LNG and supply of regasified LNG to the gas grid, it added.
Marine facilities for ship unloading
Sharing the details about the project on its website, the subsidiary company said, “For unloading LNG Carrier ships, a 1.2 kilometre long jetty with unloading arms and pipeline for transporting LNG to storage tanks is being constructed. The unloading facility will be able to cater to LNG carriers of 80,000 to 2,66,000 cubic metre of capacity for unloading LNG. The provision of the additional jetty for the future is also available for Phase 2.”
“LNG will be stored in two full containment LNG storage tanks. The tanks at the terminal are the largest LNG storage tanks in India, having capacity of 2,00,000 cubic meter each. These tanks are designed to store LNG at very low temperatures of -162° C. The LNG tanks are above-ground, double-walled full containment tanks with steel inner tanks and outer concrete tanks,” it added.
“The LNG stored in LNG tanks will be converted back to natural gas at ambient temperature and transported to the gas grid at high pressure. For regasification of LNG, facilities like LNG Vaporisers, Air Heaters, BOG Compressor, and HP Pumps are used at the Terminal. A facility for loading of LNG into tank trucks for transporting LNG to small LNG stations is also being constructed at the terminal,” it added.
“For sending out the regasified LNG, a tie-in connectivity pipeline from Chhara Terminal to Londhpur Terminal is being laid out and Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) has been authorised by PNGRB for constructing this pipeline,” it added.
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