Firms building up capacity
We are afraid that the stock of natural gas may be exhausted in near future if new gas fields are not discovered in the onshore or offshore. Keeping in mind the future gas demand and supply situation, Jamuna Spacetech Joint Venture Ltd (JSJVL) has already planned to set up 500 auto LPG stations and 50 LPG conversion stations by the side of the national highways in the country. To ensure steady supply of LPG to different bulk customers and filling stations, JSJVL has already bought 18 road tankers and another six will join the fleet within a few weeks.
Jamuna started LPG business in 2000 with the brand name “Jamuna Gas”. JSJVL supplies LP gas to industrial, commercial and domestic customers all over Bangladesh. The purpose of the company is to buy, process, market, sell, distribute, transport and store lubricants.
Besides, JSJVL is authorised to import and export tanks, cylinders, storage tanks, cookers, containers, tankers, stoves, heaters, domestic and industrial heating appliances, equipment and machineries.
Presently JSJVL has two LPG filling plants. One plant is located in Bogra and the other one is in Mongla port industrial area. More than 400 permanent and temporary employees are working in these two plants. Also, JSJVL has its own import terminal in Mongla port industrial area. At present, JSJVL has storage capacity of 3,300 tonnes and within a few months the capacity will be increased to 6,000 tonnes.
In the plants, JSJVL refills more than 25,000 cylinders per day.
JSJVL's sister concern JB Cylinder Ltd is an LPG cylinder manufacturing company. It manufactures around 1,800-2,000 LPG cylinders of different sizes per day in Bogra plant. This is a semi-automatic plant and we have started to modernise this factory soon for making it a fully automatic one to increase the production capacity.