ICF International, Inc. has won a new contract with the Petroleum Policy and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. ICF will help prepare a conceptual study of a national natural gas pipeline grid for India. The contract, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, will begin in August 2009 and is valued at approximately $920, 000.
ICF will work with subcontractor Jacobs Consultancy under the 10-month agreement to examine system design, system construction, operations management, and gas transactions. Other tasks related to the pipeline include forecasting supply and demand growth, establishing technical and commercial frameworks for operating a grid, studying transportation design issues, and defining costs for developing the grid.
Leonard Crook, ICF vice president and natural gas expert, said “The ICF team offers a strong foundation of skills and experience in natural gas systems and markets in both the U.S. and internationally. Our expert team combines ICF’s extensive capabilities in natural gas market design, tariff structures, and commercial issues, with Jacobs’ experience in pipeline system engineering, design, and operations.”