Cryogenic engineering and equipment manufacturer INOXCVA will be providing cryogenics technologies along with associated equipment and project management for the upcoming FLNG terminal of LNG BHARAT, within the breakwaters of the Krishnapatnam Port on the east coast of India.

The floating LNG terminal, along with the associated Ennore-Nellore-Krishnapatnam gas pipeline, is being set-up by LNG Bharat Group, with a capacity of five million tonnes per annum.

Overall, the project comprises an LNG floating storage, onshore buffer storage tank, re-gasification system, cryogenic truck loading bays and a 250km-long gas evacuation pipeline into the industrial hub of Chennai.

In addition to cryogenic technologies, terminal operations support is being discussed with Belgium-based LNG vessels provider EXMAR, Belgium and SPT (UK), gas marketing support with ENN, China, and pipeline support with China Petroleum Pipeline Company. Others in the LNG trade like Mitsui and Tokyo Gas are discussing associating in the equity of the project.

The project will cater to industrial regions spread over the southern districts of Andhra Pradesh, northern parts of Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Telangana, and Karnataka states; the latter three states will be catered by LNG by cryogenic trucks.

It will be the first FSU-based LNG Terminal to have its own associated natural gas pipeline on the east coast of India, and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2017. The project will help start the supply of natural gas to various industries at Krishnapatnam special economic zone (SEZ), Sri City SEZ, IFFCO SEZ and the industrial estates located in Manali, Mambattu, Gummidipoondi, as well as others areas.

With manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada, India, Brazil and the Netherlands, INOXCVA efficiently caters to the air gas, LNG, cryo-scientific, oil and gas, and various other industries across the globe.