India’s Petronet LNG awards contract to L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering
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India’s Petronet LNG awards contract to L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering

21 Sep 2021 (Last Updated October 26th, 2021 11:34)

The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of two LNG storage tanks.

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured an engineering contract for Phase IIIB of the Dahej Expansion Project in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The contract has been awarded by Indian oil and gas company Petronet LNG (PLL), a joint venture company promoted by Oil & Natural Gas (ONGC), Indian Oil (IOCL), GAIL (India) and Bharat Petroleum (BPCL).

Under the contract, LTHE will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of two LNG storage tanks, each with 170,000m³ capacity.

In a press statement, L&T said: “LTHE is committed to being an active EPC player in achieving Government of India’s target of increasing the share of natural gas in the primary energy mix from the current 6% to 15% by 2030.”

Currently, LTHE is under contract to build LNG tanks for Dhamra LNG Terminal in the state of Orissa.

Petronet LNG recently said it plans to set up an LNG import facility at Gopalpur port in Odisha, as it looks to move into the petrochemical business.

Separately, LTHE, through its Construction Services Business, has secured two construction contracts from GAIL India and Air Products Middle East Industrial Gases.

Under the contract with GAIL India, LTHE will lay a 224km-long steel gas pipeline, Section 1 of Part A of the GAIL India’s Mumbai – Nagpur Pipeline. It will also build terminals along with associated facilities.

Planned to be completed in 14 months, the pipeline project will be laid alongside the upcoming Mumbai – Nagpur super communication expressway.

Under the second contract, LTHE will construct a steam methane reformer (SMR) to produce hydrogen, an air separation unit to produce oxygen and nitrogen, and hydrogen pressure swing adsorption units as part of Industrial Gas Hub (IGH) Network project at Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The units are planned to be constructed is 22 months.