H-Energy plans Bengal LNG work start

Vol 24, PW 16 (01 Jul 21) News in Brief

Mumbai-based H-Energy plans to start work on its proposed LNG project in West Bengal by the end of this year (2021).

Sister company Bengal Concessions (Pvt Ltd) will start terminal construction in the last quarter of 2021 at the Kukrahati terminal site in the East Medinipur district in West Bengal. "We will have to hurry up as we have already signed an MoU to supply Bangladesh with R-LNG from this project," admits a company source.

On June 16 (2021), H-Energy announced its MoU with state-owned Petrobangla to supply R-LNG through the 19.2m cm/d capacity Kanai to Shrirampur gas pipeline connecting the proposed MoU Kukrahati LNG terminal to the Bangladesh border. H-Energy received PNGRB authorisation to build, own and operate the 24-inch, 250-km pipeline on July 8 (2019) and wants to set up a 3m t/y land-based LNG terminal on 38 acres of land at Kukrahati with an LNG storage capacity of 180,000-cubic metres and two dedicated LNG jetties to berth and unload small LNG vessels.

Also planned are loading bays for trucks to supply LNG using cryogenic road tankers to areas with no gas pipeline connectivity. H-Energy's wholly-owned subsidiary HE Marketing (Pvt Ltd) will provide the R-LNG to Petrobangla, who in turn will supply it to gas-based power producers and other consumers in Bangladesh.