The consortium of Essar Constructions Limited (ECL) and DQE International, China has been awarded the contract for laying of high-pressure gas pipeline for Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). The contract covers the laying of a 762cm diameter (30 inches) pipeline between Jalapur and Boirpada covering a distance of 147km and is part of the 450km-long pipeline that GAIL is constructing between Dahej in Gujarat and Uran in Maharashtra. The Dahej-Uran pipeline is a cross-country natural gas pipeline that passes via Hazira (Gujarat) and Panvel (Maharashtra) and will transport re-gasified LNG. This pipeline will augment the pipeline network in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra for supplying gas to customers of GAIL.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 11 months at a cost of Rs129 crore.
The scope of the project includes residual engineering, geotechnical survey, pipe laying work, laying of optical fiber cables, construction and installation of related facilities like scrapper launching / receiving stations, terminals, pre-commissioning, commissioning and "gas-in" of the pipelines. The contract also covers the supply of bulk materials, casing pipes, HDPE ducts and other consumables. The major feature of the project is automatic welding and automatic UT.
Essar Constructions has a track record of laying over 2000km of pipelines for petroleum products for various clients including Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum and Gujarat State Petronet Corporation. In addition, it has laid cross-country pipelines for drinking water and has extensive experience in the construction of land and marine pipelines. It is the only Indian company to have built and commissioned the world's second longest iron ore slurry pipeline (267km) in some of the most difficult of terrains.
Essar Constructions is one of India's foremost construction companies offering turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for a wide range of industries. The company specializes in infrastructure projects, process plants, marine projects and pipelines. Essar Construction has executed projects worth over Rs14,000 crore in India and the neighboring regions.
About Essar Group
The Essar Group is one of India's largest corporate houses with interests spanning the manufacturing and service sectors like Steel, Shipping, Power, Oil & Gas, Telecom & BPO and Construction. The group has an asset base of over Rs23, 000 crore and employs over 15,000 people.