Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd
(ONGC) and Hinduja Group signed a Memoranda of Understanding to form Joint Ventures to pursue global opportunities in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and linked E&P business. The collaboration will leverage the E&P expertise of ONGC and the business-relationship advantage of the Hinduja Group in the hydrocarbon-rich Middle East, with business prospectivity benefits to both entities.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the company and Ashok Leyland Project Services (ALPS) provides for sourcing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at competitive terms, to be facilitated by ALPS. Pursuant to such sourcing, ALPS will
be invited to participate in joint development of LNG-based downstream projects at Mangalore SEZ - like LNG regasification
, Power, Petrochemicals, as conceptualized by ONGC Group.
The parties will form Joint Ventures / unincorporated Joint Ventures, whose equity structure is expected to be ONGC - 49.98%, ALPS - 48.02%, FIs/Banks - 2%, with the majority ownership remaining with ONGC.