Delhi: Petronet LNG, increasing capacity at its
Dahej facility, proposes to build two additional liquefied
natural gas (LNG) tank farms, taking the total number
of such tanks at Dahej to six.
to official sources, the company has two existing LNG
tank farms and two are under construction.
from these four, the company is all set to sign a memorandum
of understanding with Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation
(GSPC) for building two additional tanks at Dahej.
total cost of construction is estimated at $300 million.
Petronet has a storage capacity of 5 million tonnes
(since the company is working at 130 per cent capacity
utilisation as it is operating at 6.5 million tonnes
of capacity), which is likely to double once the ongoing
construction of two tanks is completed.
tanks have a capacity of 1,48,000 cubic metre.
six tanks, the capacity is expected to go up to 15 million
tonnes. Petronet is also planning to set up another
receiving marine facility, which will include a jetty
and a tressel at Dahej.
required for LNG vessels is almost 13 metres, the second
jetty will be on the similar lines as the existing jetty,
which runs 2.4 km into the sea, sources explained.