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H-Energy inaugurates India’s first FSRU

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H-Energy Gateway Private Ltd (the energy venture of Hiranandani Group) has announced the launch of India’s first floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) based LNG terminal at JSW Jaigarh Port in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra. The Jaigarh Port is owned and operated by JSW Infrastructure (the maritime infrastructure development arm of US$12 billion JSW Group).

The LNG terminal was inaugurated by the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis.

H-Energy's LNG Terminal is developed in accordance with world-class engineering and safety standards with a capacity of 4 million tpy. It is scheduled for commercial operations by 4Q18 and will be capable of reloading LNG into other vessels.

The launch of India’s first FSRU based LNG terminal marks a new era of opportunities to drive the development of port based industries and social infrastructure in India. The LNG terminal will cater to the need of clean, safe and affordable natural gas. H-Energy’s LNG Terminal is also expected to greatly benefit the state of Maharashtra by providing clean fuel for transportation and households.

The LNG terminal will offer storage, regasification, re-loading, fuel bunkering and truck loading facilities to cater to the growing energy demand of Indian industries. When operational, the regasified LNG will be supplied to customers, through a 60 km tie-in pipeline which shall be connected to national gas grids at Dabhol.

Niranjan Hiranandani, Chairman Hiranandani Group, said: “Setting up India’s first FSRU is an honour for our company. We are pleased that the first of our LNG ventures is getting completed on schedule; we also continue to work on our other projects at a steady pace. We would like to reiterate our commitment towards creating infrastructure that will help improve the lives of the people.”

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