Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will inaugurate the Rs 30,000 crore OPaL petrochemical project and dedicate it to the nation.
The PM is on a two-day visit (March 7-8) to Gujarat which will include various programmes in Dahej, Bharuch, Somnath and Gandhinagar.
“Will dedicate to the nation a Four-Lane Extradosed Bridge over the Narmada at Bharuch on NH-8 and Petrochemicals Complex of OPAL at Dahej,” said Modi in his tweet.
While Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, currently in an official visit to USA, he had personally reviewed the preparations of OPaL Dahej mega petrochemical plant before it is inaugurated by the PM.
Spread over 508 hectares with an investment of over Rs 30,000 crore, OPaL is the single-largest petrochemical complex in India producing 1.9 MMT.
The 1,100 kilo tonnes per annum (KTPA) capacity dual feed cracker unit has already been commissioned and delivered its first consignment of about 400 tonnes of polymer to an Ahmedabad-based company.
The company’s polypropylene and polyethylene plant are expected to operate at 100 per cent capacity in a few months.
The complex consists of a dual feed cracker unit with a capacity to produce 1,100 KTPA Ethylene, 400 KTPA Propylene along with Polymerisation Units and various Associated Units consisting of Pyrolysis Gasoline Hydrogenation Unit, Butadiene and Benzene Extraction Units.
OPaL is a joint venture company incorporated in 2006 promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and co-promoted by GAIL (India) Limited and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC). OPaL has set-up the mega petrochemical project in the port city of Dahej, Gujarat as part of the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR).