Digha LNG Terminal

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Digha LNG Terminal is a proposed floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in West Bengal, India.

Location

The FSRU will be located 115 km into the sea within the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) boundary Limits, in West Bengal.

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Project Details

  • Owner:
  • Parent: H-Energy, Excelerate Energy
  • Location: Digha, West Bengal, India
  • Coordinates: 21.68, 87.55 (approximate)
  • Capacity:
  • Proposed Capacity: 3.0 mtpa, 0.43 bcfd
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2020

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day

Background

Digha LNG is a proposed floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in the offshore Digha region of West Bengal, which will be connected to an onshore receiving facility by a 115 km subsea pipeline. This project was awarded to H-Energy and its technical partner Excelerate Energy, through a tender process carried out by the Kolkata Port Trust. The FSRU will have initial regasification capacity of about 1.5 mtpa and is expected to be commissioned by Q3 2020. It may be expanded to 3 mtpa by 2025.[1]

In January 2019 H-Energy announced that it would invest 3,700 crore ($556 million) to build a 3 mpta terminal located 115 km off the coast of Digha, West Bengal.[2]

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References

  1. "Project Overview," H-Energy, accessed Sep 2017
  2. H-Energy plans Rs 3,700 cr investment for LNG project in West Bengal, Business Standard, Jan. 9, 2019

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