Höegh LNG Holdings Limited has signed a 10-year agreement with H-Energy for the supply of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), Höegh Giant, for deployment at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal at the Jaigarh port.

This will be the first FSRU to start operations in India, which has six land-based LNG import terminals. The 2017-built Höegh Giant has a storage capacity of 170,000 cubic metres and a peak regasification capacity of 750 mmscfd (~6 million tonnes per annum). The FSRU will deliver the regasified LNG to the 56 km long Jaigarh-Dabhol pipeline connecting to the National Gas grid. It will also deliver LNG onshore for LNG truck loading facilities. Meanwhile, the FSRU is capable of reloading LNG onto other LNG vessels for providing bunkering services. Upon delivery of FSRU, H-Energy will commission the Jaigarh LNG regasification terminal project in March 2021. Upon commissioning, it will become the country’s first FSRU-based LNG regasification terminal.

The Jaigarh LNG terminal will also have a truck loading facility to deliver LNG through trucks to customers. H-Energy has also planned to develop liquefied-to-compressed natural gas stations across India to enhance the utilisation of CNG and as a transportation fuel.