Essar Projects has won a contract for a 62-mile pipeline from GSPL India Gasnet Ltd (GIGL). The project involves laying natural gas pipelines between Jalandhar and Amritsar, a critical segment of the 1305-mile Mehsana–Bhatinda–Jammu–Srinagar Pipeline (MBJSPL) project that passes through 29 districts in five states.
“We are proud to be associated with a project that is integral to building a countrywide gas pipeline grid for India,” Shiba Panda, Managing Director, Essar Projects, said. “This win reinforces our expertise as a world-class EPC contractor in the pipeline segment.”
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.