Mumbai: In order to meet the growing market demand for natural gas on India’s western coast, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has floated a tender for the development of a 5m tonnes per annum (tpa) floating storage and regasification unit at Mumbai harbour.
The unit will be built in the public-private partnership realm, on the design, build, finance, operate, transfer (DBFOT) model, at an envisaged investment of INR27.40bn ($442m).
Support facilities to be developed by the concessionaire as part of the project include an FRSU (floating storage regasification unit) vessel with storage capacity of 170,000 cubic metres and 5m tpa gas production capacity, and a marine terminal with berthing and mooring facilities for FRSU and LNG carriers.
Bidders are required to submit their request for qualification by February 18. Thereafter, qualified bidders will be asked to submit requests for proposal (RFP).