In a step towards creating a world class automobile and ancillary manufacturing hub in Mandal -Becharaji taluka of Ahmedabad District, a pipeline to supply natural gas has been commissioned by Ace Pipeline.
The 12” diameter carbon steel high pressure pipeline is designed and constructed in accordance with international best practices using high strength pipe material, anti-corrosion system, the use of trenchless horizontal directional drilling technology for pipeline installation across roads and canals such as the Narmada Main Canal without causing any disruption to traffic or flow; and is equipped with valves stations for emergency shutdown of the pipeline in case of any contingency, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor the pipeline round the clock. The entire pipeline has been subject to high-pressure tests by hydro testing and pneumatic testing to assure the quality of material and workmanship.
Ace Pipeline Contracts Pvt. Ltd., known for engineering and construction of cross-country pipelines for oil and gas industry, recently completed works and commissioned the 12” x 51 km Mandali-Bechraji pipeline project which was being constructed by it for GSPL (Gujarat State Petronet Ltd).
The project shall supply natural gas to the new MSIL (Maruti Suzuki India Ltd) car manufacturing plant at Hansalpur, Bechraji taluka for which Suzuki Motors has invested with an aim to produce around 1 Million cars annual meant for domestic market as well as exports.
Another branch of this pipeline has commenced supply of natural gas to Japanese two-wheeler giant HMSI (Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India) at its fourth plant in India at Vithalapur, 14 km from Ahmedabad city for manufacturing of scooters at the 1.2 million two-wheelers per annum capacity plant.
The landmark project of the company and for Becharaji Gujarat as it will supply natural gas to the automobile manufacturers, and shall help in establish this region as a hub for the automobile industry. What makes this project truly remarkable is the speed of execution in these times where most projects are delayed due to land acquisition issues. The entire work of the pipeline project including engineering, procurement of all items, construction, testing, commissioning was completed in a span of 10 months. A bid boost to the auto industry and auto ancillary business in Gujarat.
The timely completion of projects such as these shall cement the status of Bechraji, once a backward area, to a world class auto-hub.