Dhamra LNG terminal in India starts commissioning
Adani Total Private Limited (ATPL), a 50:50 joint venture between Adani and TotalEnergies, has announced that LNG vessel Milaha Ras Laffan, supplied by TotalEnergies and Qatargas, safely berthed at Dhamra LNG, marking the commencement of the terminal’s commissioning with a number of stages to be completed in the coming weeks.
Upon completion, Dhamra will be India’s seventh LNG import and regasification terminal and the first on the eastern seaboard.
ATPL said the terminal can accommodate LNG vessels ranging from 40,000 m3 to 265,000 m3 capacity, can reload LNG, and offers truck loading facilities, adding that it benefits from the presence of a natural breakwater serving Dhamra Port that assures year-round operations.
It further pointed out that this 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) terminal is poised to deliver significant economic and environmental benefits to India.
ATPL stated: “LNG is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and one that will lower the energy bill of end users.”
“Several refineries, fertiliser plants, industries, and city gas distribution projects are expected to depend on our terminal for meeting their natural gas requirements. We will be the primary source of natural gas for the Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline and the North-East Gas Grid providing gas access to over 35% of India’s population, covering about 20% of the country’s land mass.”
“With these and other existing pipelines, we will cater to customers of Eastern and North-Eastern states… and also to customers along the existing Hazira – Vijaipur – Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline that services the Northern and Western regions.”
The company thanked Indian Oil Corp Limited and GAIL (India) Limited as its foundation users, as well as to TotalEnergies and Qatargas for supplying it with the first cargo, marking the commencement of commissioning, and to Adani Ports and SEZ for its “flawless berthing and related support.”