More industries to get liquefied natural gas connections soon

More industries to get liquefied natural gas connections soon

More industrial units here are set to switch over to liquefied natural gas (LNG) from conventional fuels or LPG. IOAGPL is nearing completion of distribution network to Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) in Kakkanad, where 12 industrial units have applied for securing LNG connections.

According to IOAGPL officials, they must lay pipes in two small stretches to complete the network to CSEZ. “Once these two joints are connected, the entire network to CSEZ will be ready. The pipe-laying work had to be stopped due to rain. We expect that the work can be resumed after the monsoon,” an IOAGPL official said. “The pipe-laying work for providing LNG connectivity to the industries in district industrial centre in Kalamassery has started,” he said.

The IOAGPL has started registration and plumbing works at Aluva, Thrikkakara, Maradu and Eloor municipalities. “On major roads, we will adopt horizontal directional drilling (HDD).

But, in the roads in Kochi corporation, HDD won’t work. If HDD is done in corporation roads through the shoulders of which water supply pipelines, KWA electricity lines and telecom lines pass through, these utilities may be damaged,” the official said. Read More

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