PLL owns and operates India's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal, which started commercial operations on 9 April 2004. In the first phase, the terminal had a capacity of 5 million metric tons per annum (MMTPA). PLL imports LNG mainly from Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (II) (Rasgas) in Qatar. PLL regasifies the LNG and sells to GAIL (India) Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOC) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL). GAIL, IOC, and BPCL in turn sell the gas to industrial end users. PLL has recently completed its expansion plan which has increased its capacity to 10 MMTPA.
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|Project Name||IND: DAHEJ LNG TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT|
|Borrower/Company||KREDITANSTALT FUER WIEDERAUFBAU
PETRONET LNG LTD
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
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|
|Description||PLL owns and operates India's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal, which started commercial operations on 9 April 2004. In the first phase, the terminal had a capacity of 5 million metric tons per annum (MMTPA). PLL imports LNG mainly from Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (II) (Rasgas) in Qatar. PLL regasifies the LNG and sells to GAIL (India) Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOC) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL). GAIL, IOC, and BPCL in turn sell the gas to industrial end users. PLL has recently completed its expansion plan which has increased its capacity to 10 MMTPA.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||28 May 2018|
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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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