Adani prepares ground for EPC work at Dhamra

Vol 19, PW 24 (11 Aug 16) Midstream & Downstream

Adani Energy has long promised EPC tenders for a proposed 5m t/y LNG terminal at Dhamra in Orissa but many doubted the project would materialise given the spate of LNG terminals planned for India's east coast.

Adani has now silenced the doubters by requesting bids by October 28 from shortlisted contractors to set up two onshore LNG storage tanks and regasification facilities. Adani sent Invitation to Bid documents for the LNG tanks (of 180,000-cubic metre capacity each) on July 28 to three contractors: Saipem, IHI and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

On the same day documents were sent for the regasification facilities tender to Toyo Engineering, Saipem, Larsen & Toubro, IHI, Black & Veatch and Linde. Earlier on July 26 Adani asked these companies plus CTCI of Taiwan to submit their corporate profiles, LNG experience and financial details within two days.

This report understands Adani is still evaluating CTCI's documents and if approved it will seek a regas bid from the Taiwanese company also. Interested bidders can attend a site visit between August 1 and 10.

However IHI has sent a letter asking for its site visit to be postponed to August 22, because its technical team is on holiday from July 30 to August 7. IHI has also verbally informed Adani it can skip the site visit as it already has a good idea of the topography.