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Development Studies - Gail India Limited

Gail India Limited - Kakinada to Chennai Gas Transportation System - India

Gail India Ltd, the largest gas transmission and marketing company in India, asked J P Kenny to assess the economic feasibility of constructing a new natural gas pipeline from Kakinada (Southern India) to new markets some 300km away in Chennai.

As a first step J P Kenny assessed potential gas demand based on market survey data. Following process analysis carried out using in-house software, the overall configuration of the pipeline, facilities and compressor stations was defined. Capital and operating costs were then estimated and the expected project returns established.

During this work J P Kenny was able to access various sources of expertise to establish realistic estimates for gas demand, construction costs and operating performance. This input, combined with rigorous modelling of potential outcomes, provided the customer with a clear appraisal of the project feasibility and risks.