Cairn hikes Raageshwari gas compression capacity

Vol 18, PW 6 (06 Nov 14) Midstream & Downstream

Cairn India wants to more than triple gas compression and processing capacity at its Raageshwari Gas Terminal (RGT) in Rajasthan from 33m to 100m cf/d.

When commissioned on March 23 last year (2013) the Raageshwari Deep gasfield was producing commercial gas of around 5m cf/d (141,000 cm/d). This has since risen to 9m cf/d (254,000 cm/d) with hopes it will rise further.

Located 80-km from the Mangala Oil Processing Terminal at RJ-ON-90/1, Cairn invited six EPC contractors to visit the gas terminal on October 8 to explain the scope of work: Milan-headquartered Tecnimont, US-headquartered Black and Veatch, Germany’s Uhde Group, Taiwan’s CTCI, and L&T and Essar Projects. Cairn wants to add two additional trains to compress and process gas from Raageshwari Deep in an estimated Rs600-700cr ($114m) contract for completion by Q4 in 2015.

Anyone interested should bid by December 1. Still unopened are price bids in a separate tender for 40,000-tonnes steel pipe needed for a 200-km pipeline from the gas terminal to Palanpur in Gujarat.

Welspun, Jindal Saw, Man Industries and China’s Baosteel are among those that bid in September. “Cairn said it would open price bids before Diwali (October 23),” says a source.

“Yesterday (October 30) it said a new date is coming.”

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