Black & Veatch wins India’s very first floating LNG project

Black & Veatch will be delivering critical elements of India’s very first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, and the project will help develop the Indian gas market, which is projected to be one of the fastest growing in the world over the coming two decades.

Swan LNG Private Limited, a subsidiary of Swan Energy Limited, has awarded Black & Veatch the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to deliver the jetty topside and onshore LNG facilities for the 5 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) plant at Jafrabad, located in Gujarat, one of India’s most water-stressed areas. The new FSRU will be moored to a fixed jetty and regasify imported LNG to enable distribution by pipeline and road tanker. The facility is expected to go on-stream by early 2020.

“The Indian government aims to significantly increase LNG import capacity by 2022. This project is a major step in this direction,” Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India, said. “The Jafrabad project, along with the Indian Oil Corporation’s LNG receiving terminal project at Ennore, signifies the trust placed by the industry in Black & Veatch to deliver LNG projects.”