India’s H-Energy has launched the country’s first floating LNG import terminal at JSW Jaigarh Port in Maharashtra yesterday.
The facility will be operational by the fourth quarter of this year, a d the terminal will have an annual capacity of 4m tonnes and capable of reloading LNG into other vessels.
The terminal will offer storage, re-gasification, re-loading, fuel bunkering and truck loading facilities to cater to the growing energy demand of Indian industries through a 60 km tie-in pipeline.
Once operational, the facility will be the fifth LNG import terminal on India’s west coast, following four LNG import terminals – Dahej and Hazira in Gujarat, Dabhol in Maharashtra and Kochi in Kerala.
H-Energy has fixed the FSRU GDF Suez Cape Ann for the project.
“The FSRU-led approach will usher a sectoral change in terms of reducing the time taken for commissioning such re-gasification projects. This project enables H-Energy to become a large scale provider of natural gas to India, a much desired green fuel,” said Darshan Hiranandani, CEO of H-Energy.