GSPC publishes EPC tender for Mundra LNG terminal

Vol 16, PW 5 (20 Sep 12) News in Brief

Sceptics who say the Mundra LNG terminal will never happen could be proved wrong.

To widespread industry astonishment GSPC LNG published a tender notice on September 13 calling for interested parties to bid for the EPC contract to set up LNG storage tanks at the 5m t/y terminal, jointly promoted by GSPC and billionaire Gautam Adani. On sale will be bidding documents available for one month between October 8 and November 8 from the Gandhinagar office of GSPC LNG against Rs220,000 ($4000), payable by bank draft.

GSPC originally wanted to tender for a lump-sum ‘turn-key’ contract but the Adani Group convinced it to split the EPC contract into three to save costs: storage, re-gassification and marine facilities. Only contractors with experience of constructing LNG storage tanks with a minimum 120,000 cubic metre capacity will be permitted to bid.

Among those expected to participate are IHI, Kogas, CTCI, Toyo, CB&I-Lummus, Samsung, Punj Lloyd, Technip and Technimont.

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