Doing it the Japanese way at Mundra terminal

Vol 18, PW 21 (18 Jun 15) Midstream & Downstream

Japanese efficiency is ensuring that GSPC and Adani’s proposed 5m t/y Mundra LNG terminal is firmly on track.

PETROWATCH learns Japanese companies Toyo and IHI are speeding along at Mundra and have together completed 55% of construction work for the storage tanks and regasification facilities. In a detailed report submitted last month (May) to GSPC LNG, its joint venture with Adani, IHI said piling and bottom slab work to set up the foundation is completed.

IHI is building two 122,000 cubic metre storage tanks under a contract won on September 24, 2013 for Rs900cr ($140m). “Now we’re working on tank walls,” confirms an IHI source.

He adds it has completed the first wall ‘lift’ at both tanks and is working on the second ‘lift’ to reinforce the tank. Each tank has 10 lifts and is 45 metres high, while each lift is four metres.

Similarly Toyo, which won a LoA on February 24, 2014 to set up regasification facilities within 30 months for $267m has completed ground improvement and primary foundation work. “Yes we’ve completed both jobs,” confirms a Toyo source.

“Now we’re carrying out civil construction work." Toyo is setting up 70-80 structures within the regas facilities, likely to be completed by March 2016 and has already begun installing regas machinery and regasifiers, pumps and pipes and will begin work after September.