Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL) has awarded KSS Petron India, a Black & Veatch led consortium, a contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal at Ennore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Black & Veatch will lead the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning work on a turnkey basis. The LNG plant is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
The work entails designing and building a facility to regasify five million tonnes per annum of tanker borne LNG received at the terminal.
Black & Veatch’s partner in the project will be KSS Petron, a Gurgaon-based firm providing construction solutions to the oil & gas, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
"The Ennore LNG project is vital for gas supply and furthers our established brand as a proven tier-one global EPC provider," said G. Sathiamoorthy, Managing Director of Black and Veatch India.
IOCL's Ennore terminal will be the first-of-its-kind on India's east coast. With a send-out capacity of five million tonnes the regasification terminal paves the way for supply of LNG to high gas demand southern states, particularly Tamil Nadu and some parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. As a result the project is expected to aid further industrial growth in the region.
"We are immensely happy to be delivering this world-class LNG project for IOCL, and look forward to working closely with them and other clients in the region in the future. The win reinforces our position as a partner of choice for critical infrastructure projects in energy, water and telecom," added Sathiamoorthy.
The Ennore EPC project entails designing and building a facility to regasify five million metric tonne per annum (MMTPA) of tanker-borne LNG imported by IOCL.