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.