GAIL India has commissioned SUZ Tractebel, Brussels (Belgium) as technical consultant to prepare the detailed feasibility report (DFR), environment management plan (EMP) and rapid risk analysis (RRA) study report for the Myanmar-India pipeline project via the North Eastern states. SUZ Tractebel is a well renowned international consultant and has carried out various pre-feasibility study / feasibility studies on transnational pipelines for oil and natural gas.
The proposed pipeline will be routed through the states of Mizoram, Assam, West Bengal and Bihar. The pipeline will also have the provision to transport gas from the developing gas fields in Tripura and Assam. The gas from Myanmar will be injected at Gaya in to the proposed Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline.
The feasibility study would cover the route selection, design parameters, system reliability, redundancy, safety, security, hydraulics, sizing, cost estimation, sensitivity analysis, risk analysis and mitigation measures, project construction schedule and project implementation strategy.
SUZ Tractebel will have to submit the detailed feasibility report within three months.
The companies that participated in the bidding are Dorsch Consultant of Germany, Tractebel of Belgium, EP Consultant of UK, ILF Consulting Engineers Ltd of UK and CBN, John Brown of UK.