BPCL-Kochi Refinery Becomes Largest Public-sector Refinery In India


BPCL-Kochi Refinery Becomes Largest Public-sector Refinery In India

The Rs 16,500 crore Integrated Refinery Expansion Project of the BPCL-Kochi Refinery (BPCL- KR) is ready for formal inauguration. Construction of component units of the expansion project has been completed. Once fully operational, the capacity of the BPCL- KR will rise to 15.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from 9.5 mtpa at present, making Kochi Refinery the largest public sector refinery in terms of capacity and complexity.

“IREP has transformed Kochi Refinery itself as a most modern industrial complex having global standards and the largest refinery in public sector in terms of capacity,” said Prasad KPanicker, executive director of BPCL-KR.

According to Panicker, IREP and the upcoming Rs 5,426 crore propylene derivatives petrochemical project will take the industrial sector in south India to new heights. The formal inauguration of the project is expected in two or three months, he said. Read More…

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