Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) said its under-construction LNG regasification terminal at Dhamra port in Odisha will play a strategic role in supplying gas to Bangladesh and Myanmar. The proposed Dhamra LNG import terminal is designed to have an initial capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), expandable up to 10 MTPA. It will have two full containment-type tanks of 180,000 m3 capacity each and would be the first of its kind in India and the second LNG terminal on the east coast after Indian Oil Corporation (IOC’s) Ennore terminal in Tamil Nadu.

The terminal will have a jetty capable of handling a wide range of LNG supply vessels, including the largest Q-max fleet from Qatar. It will be capable of reloading LNG to service proximate markets via the marine route and will also have truck-loading gantries to help grow the nascent LNG by truck market, the company said in a statement.

IOC has booked 3 MTPA regasification capacity for 20 years at the Dhamra facility on a use or pay basis, helping the state-run oil refiner supply gas to refineries in Paradip and Haldia.