India’s first floating LNG storage and regasification unit arrives in Maharashtra

In a notable development, the country’s first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), Höegh Giant, arrived at H-Energy’s terminal at Jaigarh port on April 12, 2021. It is India’s first FSRU-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal and the first year-around LNG terminal in Maharashtra. The FSRU sailed from the Keppel Shipyard, Singapore. The 2017-built Höegh Giant has a storage capacity of 170,000 cubic metres and an installed regasification capacity of 750 million cubic feet per day (equivalent to approximately 6 million tonnes per annum). H-Energy has chartered the FSRU for a period of 10 years. Accordingly, Höegh Giant 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 deliver LNG through truck loading facilities for onshore distribution. It is also capable of reloading LNG on to small-scale LNG vessels for bunkering services.