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    India's H-Energy receives FSRU Hoegh Giant


H-Energy's Jaigarh terminal, which will be India's first FSRU-based regasification terminal, is expected to start operations soon, the company said.

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India's H-Energy receives FSRU Hoegh Giant

India’s first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) arrived on April 12 at H-Energy's Jaigarh LNG terminal in the western state of Maharashtra, the Mumbai-based company said on the same day. The FSRU Hoegh Giant had sailed from Keppel Shipyard in Singapore earlier this month.  

“This will be India’s first FSRU-based LNG regasification terminal, which marks a new chapter in India’s mission for accelerated growth of LNG infrastructure,” H-Energy CEO Darshan Hiranandani said. “FSRU-based LNG terminals aim at providing the ability to enhance the pace of natural gas import capability in an environment-friendly and efficient manner.”  

According to the company, the Jaigarh LNG regasification terminal will be ready to start testing and commissioning activities soon. The terminal is located at JSW Jaigarh Port in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. 

The 2017-built Hoegh Giant has a storage capacity of 170,000 m3 and an installed regasification capacity of 750mn ft3/day (about 6mn metric tons/year). H-Energy has chartered the FSRU for a 10-year period. It will deliver regasified LNG to the 56 km long Jaigarh-Dabhol natural gas pipeline, connecting the LNG terminal to the national gas grid. 

The facility will also deliver LNG through truck loading facilities for onshore distribution and is also capable of reloading LNG onto small-scale LNG vessels for bunkering services. 

H-Energy said it also intends to develop a small-scale LNG market in the region, using the FSRU for storage and reloading LNG onto smaller vessels.