Dahej jetty attracts 14 bidders

Vol 13, PW 20 (25 Mar 10) News in Brief

Fourteen contractors are showing interest in Petronet-LNG’s much-delayed tender for a second jetty at the 10m t/y Dahej LNG terminal.

Earlier four contractors had expressed interest and plans were to open price bids last September but PETROWATCH learns Petronet-LNG will now open them this coming May. “We will be receiving price bids till the end of April,â€‌ confirms a Petronet-LNG source.

“Times are tough, companies are looking for work and this is good for us.â€‌ Petronet-LNG says the proposed second jetty will be big enough to berth Q-Max tankers – super-sized LNG carriers first used by Qatar - that can each carry 266,000 cubic metres of LNG, in addition to standard-sized ships.

We also learn the â€کdraft’ (depth) near the second jetty will be 14 metres, similar to that at the first jetty, but there will be more â€کbreasting dolphins’ used to tie ships to handle the larger Q-Max tankers. The second jetty could cost around Rs600cr ($150m) and will be 2.5-km long.

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