December 9 deadline for new Dahej jetty

Vol 12, PW 13 (13 Nov 08) News in Brief

Petronet-LNG is on track with plans to build a Rs600cr ($150m) 2.5km-long second jetty to give it flexibility at the Dahej LNG terminal when capacity is doubled to 10m t/y in January 2009.

In late August, Petronet-LNG issued a limited tender to EPC contractors for the second jetty. Among those to receive the tender details are: Indian companies Afcons, Punj Lloyd, ITD Cementation and Japan’s IHI.

Petronet-LNG has set a December 9 deadline for the bids and the contract will be awarded in January after expected Gujarat Maritime Board approval in December. “Petronet-LNG wants work to begin by March 2009 so the new jetty can berth tankers by the end of 2011,â€‌ says a source.

Both jetties will be 500 metres apart from each other and the second jetty will be able to receive Q-Flex tankers carrying 220,000 cubic metres of LNG and Q-Max tankers that can carry 266,000 cubic metres of LNG, as well as standard-sized LNG tankers.