H-Energy Private Limited has recently won the bid for laying the first natural gas pipeline in Eastern India. The bids for Contai – Dattapulia – Jajpur – Dhamra – Cuttack – Paradip natural gas pipeline were opened recently by the pipeline regulatory authority (PNGRB) where H-Energy emerged as the successful bidder amongst the four technically qualified bidders.
The pipeline will span more than 715 kms and will connect important demand centers in West Bengal and Odisha delivering gas to major industrial consumers such as refineries, petro-chemical units, fertilizer units and power plants. Further the pipeline will help develop city gas networks in major cities across Eastern India such as Kolkata, Khordha, Cuttack in line with Indian Government’s ‘Smart City’ initiative. The pipeline will also be used to deliver re-gasified LNG to customers in Western Bangladesh near Dattapulia at India-Bangladesh border.
H-Energy plans to start construction activities of the pipeline immediately after the award of authorization by the pipeline regulator to meet the timeline of its East Coast project for supply of first gas to the customers in Eastern India by Q2 2019. Mr. Darshan Hiranandani, the CEO of H-Energy, said “The award of pipeline project in Eastern India is a significant step towards our commitment in developing gas based infrastructure projects in Eastern India region. H-Energy will continue to focus its efforts in delivering clean, safe and reliable energy solutions to consumers in India.”