ARKANSAS, February 6 (Future Headlines)- Adani Total Pvt Ltd’s Dhamra terminal, commissioned in May 2023, has demonstrated robust performance, having received 15 commercial liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes, according to CEO Satinder Pal Singh. Speaking at the India Energy Week event in Goa, Singh revealed that the terminal, situated on India’s east coast, is currently operating at a commendable utilization rate of 55%.

The Dhamra LNG terminal, boasting a capacity of 5 million tons per annum (mtpa), has become a key player in India’s LNG landscape. TotalEnergies SE, the French energy giant, holds a significant 50% stake in the terminal. Singh indicated that the success of the terminal has prompted considerations for expansion, with early-stage planning underway to potentially double its existing capacity. Cargoes and Utilization Rate: Since its commissioning in May 2023, the Dhamra LNG terminal has received a total of 15 commercial LNG cargoes. The operational utilization rate currently stands at an impressive 55%.

Adani Total Pvt Ltd is in the early stages of planning the expansion of the Dhamra LNG terminal. The potential doubling of the terminal’s capacity underscores the company’s strategic vision and its commitment to meeting the growing demand for LNG in the region. TotalEnergies SE holds a 50% stake in the Dhamra LNG terminal, showcasing international collaboration in India’s LNG infrastructure. The success of this partnership is evident in the terminal’s operational achievements and its contribution to India’s energy landscape.

The Dhamra LNG terminal has a 20-year take-or-pay contract to provide regasification services. This long-term commitment is with state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and GAIL (India) Ltd, reinforcing the terminal’s role in supporting key players in India’s energy sector. The Dhamra LNG terminal’s performance and its plans for expansion align with India’s broader efforts to enhance energy infrastructure, facilitate the import of cleaner energy sources like LNG, and meet the growing energy demands of the nation.

As India continues to focus on diversifying its energy mix and reducing carbon emissions, LNG terminals like Dhamra play a pivotal role in ensuring a reliable and sustainable supply of natural gas. The expansion plans signal confidence in the terminal’s future growth and its significance in India’s evolving energy landscape.

Reporting by Moe Khaled; Editing by Sarah White