A five million tonne LNG import terminal is due to be commissioned in the next three months by Gujarat State Petroleum.
The import terminal in Mundra, Gujarat, will be the third import terminal in Gujarat to import LNG in cryogenic ships and then re-converting the liquid fuel into its gaseous state before transporting it by pipeline to customers.
According to the Economic Times, managing director Jagdip Narayan Singh says: ‘We will commission Mundra terminal by August-end or mid-September. It will operate at 1.5 million tonnes a year capacity for the first one-and-a-half years before scaling up to full capacity.’
The terminal, which can expand capacity to 10 million tonnes per annum, is designed to have a berth for receiving LNG tankers, two 1.6 million m3 LNG storage tanks as well as facilities for regasification and gas evacuation.