The contract for the Jafrabad floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) LNG import terminal has been awarded by Swan LNG.
The new FSRU will be moored to a fixed jetty and will enable imported LNG to be distributed by pipeline and road tanker. The facility is expected to go on-stream by early 2020.
Black & Veatch India managing director Rajiv Menon said: “The Indian government aims to significantly increase LNG import capacity by 2022. This project is a major step in this direction.” He added that the Jafrabad project, along with the Indian Oil Corporation's LNG receiving terminal project at Ennore, signifies the trust placed by the industry in Black & Veatch to deliver LNG projects.
In the last three years Black & Vetch has doubled its Indian workforce to more than 750. The company envisages employing about 1,500 Indian professionals by 2020.