Jaihind Projects wins gas pipeline order in Gujarat
Ahmedabad-based Jaihind Projects Ltd has won an order worth
Rs 207 crore to construct the Morbi-Mundra natural gas pipeline for Gujarat
State Petronet Ltd. Speaking to Projectmonitor, Sudip Shah, a senior official of
Jaihind Projects said that the work on the order would start in the next
two-three months with a scheduled completion period of 13 months thereafter. The
130-km 18" diameter underground pipeline is an important component of the gas
grid being constructed by GSPL.
The scope of the order detailed includes engineering, procurement, supply,
laying, testing and commissioning of the underground cross-country natural gas
pipeline along with associated facilities. This is the first major order for
Jaihind Projects relating to gas pipeline projects in Gujarat, he added. Shah
said that the order would be executed in partnership with Tehran Jonoob
Technical & Construction Company, an Iranian engineering company.
The 130-km pipeline will originate from near the Mundra port and will supply gas
to glass and ceramic units located in the Morbi industrial belt. A spokesperson
of GSPL also indicated that at a later date, there would be spur lines to Bhuj
and another for Iffco's Adipur unit.
GSPL is a subsidiary of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd, and is engaged
in constructing a gas grid in network connecting sources and demand points in
Gujarat. Currently, over 1,200 km of gas pipelines are already in operation.
Major gas sources in Gujarat include the Hazira fields of GSPC and Niko
Resources, Panna-Mukta-Tapti fields and the LNG terminals of Shell in Hazira and
of Petronet LNG at Dahej.
In an independent development, GSPL might also consider setting up import and
regassification facilities for LNG at Mundra. This proposal is currently at a
very nascent stage, and the facility, if at all, will come up only by 2011-12.
[June 2-8, 2008]