The joint venture of SENER and AFCONS has signed an EPC contract with H-Energy Gateway Private limited (HEGPL) for turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of its LNG storage and re-gasification project in Jaigad, Maharashtra. The capacity of the plant is 8 million tons per annum (MTPA) and facility construction is set to commence from mid this year.
“H-Energy is glad to have obtained final Environmental Clearance earlier this month along with confirmation of grid connectivity at Dabhol. Signing of an EPC Contract with a very capable SENER- AFCONS JV marks another milestone for the project. We are immensely happy with the ability of the consortium to deliver us a world class LNG regasification terminal; and hope to extend this partnership to several other projects in the future,” said Darshan Hiranandani, Chief Executive Officer, H-Energy Group of Companies.
“We are happy to be associated with H-Energy along with our EPC partner AFCONS in such a project where SENER’s core multi-disciplinary expertise in design, engineering and construction in infrastructure, industrial as well as oil and gas will be utilized. We are also happy that through this project, SENER will be bringing home the technology in a true sense. We are proud to be part of the country’s first merchant level LNG terminal construction. It is indeed a great moment since we have achieved this in our second year of operation in the country,” said Shaju Stephen, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, SENER in India.
At the same time, SENER’s Power and Process General Manager, Borja Zarraga, stated: “This EPC contract represents another step for SENER in India. We are a global engineering and construction company of industrial plants with references in LNG such as Sagunto in Spain, Gate Terminal in The Netherlands, Dunkirk in France, Zeebrugge in Belgium or the virtual pipeline for YPFB in Bolivia, among others. We hope that the Jaigad plant will be followed soon by new LNG contracts in Asia, where we are currently present with other technologies such as in solar thermal plants in which we are a leading engineering and construction company.”
“We are delighted to be associated with this prestigious project of H-Energy as consortium partner of SENER. We already have a large footprint in LNG sector having built four LNG tanks in India, regasification facility and two LNG jetties. Further, our more 5 decade of expertise in executing complex projects in marine, highways, metros, railway and the recently completed two high value offshore oil and gas process platform will go a long way in the delivery of this project on time. This would be a gateway of building a long term relationship with our partner SENER and client H-Energy,” said K Subrahmanian, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, AFCONS Infrastructure Limited.
The Joint Venture (JV), AFCONS - SENER LNG Construction Projects PVT LTD, a 49-51% partnership between the two companies, will be responsible for design, engineering, procurement, project management, construction, testing and commissioning for this LNG terminal.
SENER will carry out complete design and engineering for this project on behalf of the JV and support the JV with its Global expertise in procurement, construction, project management and commissioning.
The project was awarded to the joint venture through global competitive bidding process and followed by a site visit to the projects executed by SENER in Europe, showcasing the edge SENER holds in this field over competitors.