Ministry of Power accords Principal approval for setting up LNG Terminal and 50 MW Power Plant in Andaman

Port Blair, Mar 13: The Ministry of Power has accorded Principal approval for setting up of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and 50 MW power plants at Shore Point area of South Andaman District.
Earlier, a meeting for review of the status was conveyed under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Power on 10-01-2018, wherein, it has been decided, that the Administration M/s Petronet LNG Ltd may be installed FSRU and 50 MW Power Plant may be set up by NTPC.
It was further deliberated that A & N Administration may issue a letter of award to M/s PLL for procurement of the plant.
In pursuant to that Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, MP vide his letter dated 13.03.2018 requested the Administration for taking expeditious action to issue award of concession / license to installed Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) Terminal in reference to the letter of the M/s Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) and also to issue a letter of award to M/s Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) for procurement of plant for setting up 50 MW duel fuel engine at Port Blair by M/s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)Limited at the identified site to mitigate the power crises in the large interest of Islanders.

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