Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals sets out massive expansion drive, to invest Rs 24,000 cr
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a subsidiary of ONGC, is embarking on a fourth phase expansion involving a massive investment of R24,000 crore. The company currently operates a 15 million metric tonnes per annum refinery at Mangaluru on the west coast in Karnataka.
The new expansion envisages expanding the capacity of its refinery to 25 MMTPA, which will also includes a raw petroleum coke gas complex, synthetic gas complex and value added chemicals such as urea, acetic acid, acryilate among others. MRPL has asked Engineers India to prepare a detailed feasibility report for expansion of its refining capacity.
“We are planning to expand the refinery capacity to 25 MMTPA, set up facilities for several new products. The company’s board is yet to finalise the exact amount of investment required. We are also in the process of upgrading the quality of fuel to meet BS-VI emission norms,” a company official said. Read More…