Hiranandani Energy to deliver its first gas by 2017
Hiranandani Energy, energy arm of real estate firm Hiranandani Group, is planning to deliver four million tonnes LNG to domestic consumers in next four years. The company will bring in its first cargo of LNG at Jaigarh, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, by the end of next calendar year or early 2018. ´We are hoping to start delivering gas from our Jaigarh terminal by the end of next year or early 2018,´ said Darshan Hiranandani, Managing Director, Hiranandani Group of Companies. Once operational, this will be the fifth LNG import terminal on the west coast. The west coast already has four LNG import terminals including: Dahej and Hazira in Gujarat; Dabho in Maharashtra and Kochi in Kerala. Jaigarh also houses the 5 million tones Dabhol LNG terminal operated by gas utility Gail India Limited. H-Energy, is building two LNG terminals in the country at the cost of $3 billion: one in Jaigarh and second, a floating LNG import terminal off Haldia, West Bengal.