ONGC gas complex

Vol 15, PW 3 (11 Aug 11) News in Brief

ONGC is considering locations on the south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coast for a proposed new gas processing facility for output from its Tapti-Daman block offshore Mumbai.

“We are considering both government and privately-owned land,” we hear. ONGC, he adds, needs about 2100-acres (850-hectares) to set up the proposed complex, which will be similar to its 46m cm/d capacity Hazira gas processing complex near Surat.

In July, ONGC hired IL&FS Energy Development Company (IEDC) as its land survey and scouting consultant. IEDC should submit a land acquisition report by July 2013.

ONGC is also investigating the possibility of acquiring land through state-owned development agencies Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Separately, ONGC hired L&T on August 23 to expand its Hazira gas processing capacity to 51.6m cm/d in a Rs370cr ($81.6m) job for completion by July 2012.