Essar Projects wins contract for laying 100 km natural gas pipeline from Jalandhar to Amritsar

Pipeline a part of GIGL’s 2,100-km Mehsana-Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar Pipeline (MBJSPL) project

Essar Projects wins contract for laying 100 km natural gas pipeline from Jalandhar to Amritsar

Essar Projects, a leading EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) company, today announced that it has won a contract for a 100-km pipeline from GSPL India Gasnet Ltd. (GIGL). The project involves laying of natural gas pipelines, with diametres ranging from 12 inches to 18 inches, between Jalandhar and Amritsar, a critical segment of the 2,100-km Mehsana–Bhatinda–Jammu–Srinagar Pipeline (MBJSPL) project that passes through 29 districts in five states.

The MBJSPL project has been initiated to cater to the growing demand for natural gas in India, which is the world’s third largest energy consuming country and accounts for nearly a third of the global consumption.

GIGL was incorporated in 2011 as a Special Purpose Vehicle to build the pipeline, and is promoted by GSPL (Gujarat State Petronet Ltd, a GSPC company) along with Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum. The Jalandhar-Amritsar section is among the three sections for which GIGL recently completed the tender evaluation process.

Essar Projects has a proven track record of executing cross-country pipelines that carry oil & gas, water, as well as iron ore slurry through challenging geographies and tough terrains. Until date, the company has successfully executed over 5,500 km of cross-country pipelines in India and overseas, servicing clients like GAIL, GSPC, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, Bharat-Oman Refinery, Takreer, Gasco and Ambatovy Minerals.

“We are proud to be associated with a project that is integral to building a countrywide gas pipeline grid for India. This win reinforces our expertise as a world-class EPC contractor in the Pipeline segment.” Shiba Panda, Managing Director, Essar Projects.

Essar Projects is a leading EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) company that offers a collaborative
end-to-end project delivery model, which is backward integrated into the supply chain and forward integrated into customer needs. The company has over four decades of experience in executing mega projects in sectors such as Hydrocarbons (Refinery, Petrochemical & Fertiliser Plants); Tankages and Terminals; Pipelines (Oil & Gas, Water, Slurry and Subsea); Offshore (Platforms, SPM & PLEM); Infrastructure (Ports, Jetties, Airports, Railway, Buildings & Townships); Minerals & Metals (Steel Plants, Sinter Feed, Beneficiation & Pelletisation Plants, and Material Handling Systems); and Power Plants (Coal, Gas, Multi-fuel and Hydel)

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Essar Projects’ active involvement in initial operations and maintenance, through the stabilisation phase of world-class manufacturing units of a wide range of Essar businesses, has helped in honing its expertise, adding O&M experience in the execution of turnkey projects. Essar Projects is therefore able to extend its EPC offering from concept to commissioning and beyond. Assisting in this is an in-house multidisciplinary Engineering & Project Management division, as well as a Procurement division with strong vendor networks. The company owns a state-of-the-art fabrication facility and a large bank of construction
equipment.

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