39921-014: IND: DAHEJ LNG TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT | Asian Development Bank


Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 39921-014 Status: Archived

Project Results



    MW installed energy generation capacity using conventional and renewable energy sources

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Project Details

Project Officer
Gulshan, Karan Raj Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
  • India
  • Energy
Project Number 39921-014
Country India
Type or Modality of Assistance
7245/2256 Loan USD 6,750.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Conventional energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Responsible ADB Officer Gulshan, Karan Raj
Project Sponsor(s)
Objectives and Scope The Dahej LNG terminal expansion will help meet growing energy demand in North and West India, enhance energy security by diversifying the energy base, contribute to economic development by providing additional, lower-cost, and environmentally sustainable alternate input to the oil, power, fertilizer, and transport sectors, promote the use of clean energy, and provide an example of good practice in public-private partnership in infrastructure development.
Status of Development Objectives Since the first phase commercial operations started in April 2004, Petronet has already fulfilled all the main development objectives envisaged, i.e. provide additional, lower-cost, and environmentally sustainable alternate input to major industries, diversify the energy base, promote the use of clean energy, and form a good practice in PPP.
Status of Operation/Construction Construction of the expansion facilities was completed in March 2009 and full commissioning started soon after.
Material Changes In May 2007, the structure of the ADB loan was revised from limited recourse financing for the Dahej expansion project to a corporate loan. This was due to the rapid expansion of PLL operations after ADB approval in August 2006, which included construction of the new LNG terminal at Kochi. This terminal was completed in December 2012.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is in line with ADB's India country strategy and energy sector strategy, which promote creating clean energy infrastructure for sustainable economic growth involving private sector.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects During operation, the only cumulative environmental impacts of the Project will be increased gaseous emissions from the additional gas turbine generators and vaporizers. Nitrogen oxides, the major air pollutant, will be controlled through the use of lean-burn technology in the gas turbine generators and the high stacks for rapid dispersion of emission. The major risks for LNG terminal operations are pool-fire and vapor dispersion in case of LNG spills or leakage from the storage tanks, pipelines, and process equipment. PLL will comply with the well-established industry standards for design, construction, and operations of LNG terminal facilities, as well as emergency response and disaster management plan and procedures, which have been adopted since the first phase of the terminal.
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Public consultation was carried out before the implementation of the first phase terminal also covering the proposed expansion to 10 MMTPA. Announcements were made in the local newspapers and on the website of the Ministry of Environment and Forests for pubilc comments. No objections were raised in these processes.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 16 Aug 2005
Credit Committee Meeting 04 Jul 2006
Approval 30 Aug 2006
PDS Creation Date 10 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2014

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Title Document Type Document Date
Dahej Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Expansion Project Extended Annual Review Reports Nov 2012
Proposed Loan to Petronet LNG Limited Dahej Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Expansion Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2006
Dahej LNG Terminal Expansion Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jul 2006

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Dahej Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Expansion Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2009
Dahej Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Expansion Project Summary Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2006

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
India: Dahej Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Expansion Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Sep 2014

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