Gujarat Gas plans $44m investment in three projects

Vol 8, PW 21 (26 Jan 05) News in Brief

British Gas subsidiary Gujarat Gas is expanding its business and has announced three major projects in its home state Gujarat.

With planned investments totalling some Rs200cr ($44m), Gujarat Gas plans to set up small gas distribution networks in the industrial town of Vapi, implement a technical upgrade of its Surat network and set up a greenfield gas network in the twin towns of Kim and Karanj. Gujarat Gas plans to lay an 18-km gas transportation pipeline in Vapi and 20-km across Kim and Karanj.

It also plans to install a combined heat and power (CHP) producing plant and has submitted proposals to produce up to 15-MW electricity from the plant to be set up at one of three sites: Pandesara, Kim or Jhagadia in south Gujarat. The power plant will be fired from natural gas.

The power plant will supply competitive energy to commercial and industrial customers, we learn.