Pakistan : Engro Fast-Track Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Project
The project involves construction and operation of a fast track LNG regasification facility located at Port Qasim, Karachi. Project components include construction of a jetty and associated facilities, a 24-km high pressure gas pipeline, and lease of a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU); the project location is alongside the existing Engro-Vopak LPG terminal.
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|Project Name||Engro Fast-Track Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Project|
|Borrower / Company||ENGRO ELENGY TERMINAL PRIVATE LIMITED
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Conventional energy generation
|Gender||No gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mokroussov, Sergey|
|Project Sponsor(s)||ENGRO CORPORATION
|Description||The project involves construction and operation of a fast track LNG regasification facility located at Port Qasim, Karachi. Project components include construction of a jetty and associated facilities, a 24-km high pressure gas pipeline, and lease of a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU); the project location is alongside the existing Engro-Vopak LPG terminal.|
|Objectives and Scope||The project will play a part in satisfying the growing domestic demand for hydrocarbons, and hence will help reduce the unmet energy demand in Pakistan. It's anticipated that the project will contribute to national energy security priorities and strengthening of the country's natural gas infrastructure. Therefore the project will further enhance the country's energy security by diversifying the energy base in an environmentally sustainable manner through import of a cleaner fuel.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||Operational since 29 March 2015|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2020 in relation to environmentally sustainable growth, investment in infrastructure, and private sector development. The project is aligned with Pakistan's Country Operations Business Plan (2014-16) specifically with regard to emphasis on expansion of energy access, environmental sustainability and catalyzing private sector investment. The project is fully consistent with the ADB Energy Policy (2009), under which support for energy sector investment for inclusive growth has been identified as a key priority.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The Project was classified as environment category A in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report was prepared to meet ADB requirements and a "No Objection Certificate" was issued by Sindh Environmental Protection Agency. Necessary permits. Licenses, and certificates have been acquired such as (i) Integrated Management (IMS) certification, (ii) International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) certification, and (iii) Green Office Certification issued by WWF Pakistan. EETPL has engaged an independent monitoring consultant to conduct monthly sampling and testing of ambient air, stack emission, noise level, and wastewater quality and results indicated compliance with national legislated environmental standards. In partnership with International Union for Conservation of Nature, EETPL has implemented the Engro Elengy Mangroves Restoration Project to plant mangroves on 500 hectares in the designated area within Port Qasim. EETPL is compliant with applicable local, national and international laws and regulations on environmental protection, security, health and safety|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The area where project site is located is under lease to the Borrower by the Port Qasim Authority including right-of-way (ROW) for the pipeline route within the port area. The rest of the pipeline followed the existing ROW of unutilized government land following the route of other existing SGCC pipelines. No individual or household was physically or economically impacted by the Project|
|Indigenous Peoples||The Project was categorized as C for Indigenous Peoples. The Port Qasim Authority is located in a designated industrial zone, and its surrounding areas have no records of settlement by any ethnic groups that meet ADB's SPS (2009) criteria and could be considered as indigenous|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||
Several consultations were conducted during preparation of the EIA and engagement with the local communities and other stakeholders is continuously undertaken during project operation. A grievance redress mechanism is in place, and EETPL has supported several community projects through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||21 Jul 2014|
|Credit Committee Meeting||12 Jan 2015|
|Approval||24 Feb 2015|
|Last PDS Update||18 Feb 2022|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Engro Fast-Track Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Project: Extended Annual Review Report||Extended Annual Review Reports||Oct 2019|
|Engro Fast-Track Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation)||Translated PDS||Apr 2015|
|Engro Fast-Track Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Project: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Jan 2015|
|Engro Fast-Track Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jan 2015|
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|
|Engro Fast Track LNG Regasification Project: Environmental Impact Assessment||Environmental Impact Assessments||Jul 2014|
|Engro Fast Track LNG Regasification Project: Environment and Social Compliance Audit Report||Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports||Jul 2014|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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