H-Energy Inaugurates India’s First FSRU Based LNG Terminal At JSW Jaigarh Port
H-Energy Gateway Private Limited (the energy venture of Hiranandani Group) launched India’s first Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) based LNG terminal at JSW Jaigarh Port in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra. The Jaigarh Port is owned & operated by JSW Infrastructure (the maritime infrastructure development arm of US$ 12 billion JSW Group). The LNG terminal was inaugurated, by the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis.
H-Energy’s LNG Terminal is developed in accordance with world-class engineering and safety standards with an annual capacity of 4 MMTPA. It is scheduled for commercial operations by Q4 2018 and will be capable of reloading LNG into other vessels. The launch of India’s first FSRU based LNG terminal marks a new era of opportunities to drive the development of port-based industries and social infrastructure in India. The LNG terminal will cater to the need of clean, safe and affordable natural gas. H-Energy’s LNG Terminal is also expected to greatly benefit the state of Maharashtra by providing clean fuel for transportation & households. The LNG terminal will offer storage, re-gasification, re-loading, fuel bunkering and truck loading facilities to cater to the growing energy demand of Indian industries. When operational, the re-gasified LNG will be supplied to customers, through a 60-km tie-in pipeline which shall be connected to national gas grids at Dabhol.
Capt. BVJK Sharma, Joint Managing Director & CEO, JSW Infrastructure said, “JSW’s collaboration with H-Energy and the launch of India’s first FSRU-based LNG Terminal reiterates our commitment to enable development of state-of-the-art maritime infrastructure facilities in India. 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 the 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.”