Essar Projects has won a 100-km pipeline contract from GSPL India Gasnet (GIGL) for laying of natural gas pipelines between Jalandhar and Amritsar. The project for laying of pipelines with diameters “ranging from 12 inches to 18 inches” is “a critical segment of the 2,100-km Mehsana–Bhatinda–Jammu–Srinagar Pipeline (MBJSPL) project that passes through 29 districts in five states,” Essar Projects said in a statement today.
The MBJSPL project has been initiated to cater to the growing demand for natural gas in India. The Jalandhar-Amritsar section is among the three sections for which GIGL recently completed the tender evaluation process, the company said.
Essar Projects said it has a proven track record of executing cross-country pipelines that carry oil and gas, water, as well as iron ore slurry through challenging geographies and tough terrains. It said it 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.
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Shiba Panda, Managing Director, Essar Projects, said: “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.”
Essar Projects is a engineering procurement and 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. Its key projects include Gas Gathering System including trunklines and pipelines of up to 300 km and 35 compressor stations for CBM Field Development at Raniganj, West Bengal, India and crude pipeline for Salaya-Mathura.