Hazira LNG and Port

Company History

1997

Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) invites global notice for Expression of Intention of Interest for development of Greenfield site port facilities in Gujarat, including Hazira.

2002

Led by Royal Dutch/Shell Group (“The Shell Group”), Hazira Port Private Limited signs the Concession Agreement with GMB with on 2nd April 2002.

Start of construction of marine infrastructure.

The investment by The Shell group in Hazira constitutes the single largest FDI for India in the Energy sector.

2004

Hazira Group of Companies announces the entry of Total Gaz Electricité Holdings France in the Hazira project.

2005

Hazira terminal commissioned on April 16 2005. It is India’s first LNG terminal by a global energy company.

Hazira launches the concept of a merchant terminal in India where customers could choose the quantity, the price and the time of making a sale, a unique proposition in the Indian LNG scenario.

2006

Hazira terminal begins commercial sale of Regassified LNG (RLNG) for customers in North & West India on basis of Spot LNG.

2009

Hazira now connected to the RGTIL grid, thus making it interconnected with all the major pipeline grids of India.

On a sub-concession basis, Hazira Port Private Limited (HPPL) awarded a Letter of Intent in favour of Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited (MPSEZ) for the development of Bulk/Container Terminal at the Hazira (Surat) Port. The Bulk/Container Terminal is being developed in phases, with 3 berths in the initial phase. MPSEZ is forming a 100% subsidiary for the purpose.

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