World's first CNG terminal to come up at Bhavnagar
Sanctioned Rs 1,900 crore for the brownfield project
The world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) terminal will come at Bhavnagar in Gujarat.
The government of Gujarat has recently sanctioned Rs 1,900 crore for the brownfield project. The terminal will have a capacity of 15 lakh tpa.
The project will be developed by a consortium of developers, including the Padmanabh Mafatlal Group and one from the Netherlands.
A total of Rs 1,300 crore will be invested in the Phase-I of the brownfield port project. The project is a part of a mega project of developing Bhavnagar, where a liquid cargo terminal having a capacity of 45 lakh tonne container and white cargo terminal and RO-RO ferry services terminal, will be developed.
To develop this terminal, dredging and construction of two lock gates will be carried out in the channel and port basin. Infrastructural facilities will be set up on the shore for CNG transportation. Due to the project, Bhavnagar port's annual cargo capacity will be raised to nine million tonne.
Gujarat will be the only state in the country, which will have terminals for both CNG and LNG (with LNG terminals at Dahej and Hazira).
The project will create vast employment opportunities for Bhavnagar and adjoining area youth in logistics, transportation and warehousing.