Cairn spending $53m on Raageshwari pipeline

Vol 17, PW 19 (08 May 14) News in Brief

Cairn India is expecting a good response to its May 21 deadline for EoIs to supply steel transmission pipes for the Raageshwari gasfield at RJ-ON-90/1 where it wants to increase production, currently at 10m cm/d.

Jindal Saw, Welspun, MAN Industries, Ratnamani Metals & Tubes and Surya Roshni are all expected to send in EoIs for the estimated Rs200cr ($33m) project. A separate EoI for an estimated $20m contract to lay the 200-km pipeline from the Raageshwari Gas Processing Terminal to Gujarat State Petronet’s terminal at Palanpur is likely to attract bids from Essar Projects, Kalpataru, Punj Lloyd, Corrtech Energy, JSIW Infrastructure, Jaihind Projects, Fernas and KazStroyService, among others.

“So far we’re only inviting EoIs,” confirms Cairn. “Tenders will be issued in the second half of the year after we finalise the FDP (Field Development Plan) and production profile.

” Cairn will need up to 30,000 tonnes of ‘coated pipe’.