GAIL India LtdBSE -1.03 %, the nation’s biggest natural gas transporter, today said it has placed orders for purchase of 315 km steel pipes to carry fuel to shut fertiliser plants in Bihar.
“Taking another key step in ensuring energy security for the Gorakhpur, Barauni and Sindri fertiliser plants under revival enroute Phulpur-Haldia natural gas pipeline, GAIL has placed orders for purchase of 315 km of line pipes for Auraiya-Phulpur pipeline on Jindal Saw and Essar Steel at a total cost of Rs 305 crore,” the company said in a statement.
GAIL said tenders for laying works of Auraiya-Phulpur pipeline and for procurement of line pipes of Gorakhpur spurline have already been floated. The company is planning to start the construction works in these sections from October, it said.
The 315-km Auraiya-Phulpur pipeline, 341 Km Phulpur-Dobhi (Gaya) section and 414-km spurlines to Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Patna and Barauni will be completed by December 2018 at a cost of Rs 4600 crore, GAIL said.
Phase-II (1201-km) and phase-III (583-km) of the Phulpur-Haldia pipeline project are targeted to be completed by December 2019 and December 2020 at an estimated investment of Rs 5565 crore and Rs 3425 crore respectively.