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BPCL to invest INR 6,877 crore to set up petrochemical plant at Mumbai refinery

Gasoil News - Published on Mon, 15 Apr 2019

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Bharat Petroleum Corporation, India's second largest state-owned fuel retailer, is planning to set up a petrochemical plant at its 12 million tonne per annum Mumbai refinery at a cost of INR 6,877 crore. The Petrochemical Residue Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (PRFCC) project is part of a larger plan by the Oil Marketing Company to expand its petrochemicals portfolio. The complex is expected to maximize Propylene production which is used as feed stock for producing Polypropylene. Polypropylene is a polymer used in industrial applications including packaging, plastics, textiles, living hinges and the automobile industry.

The company said in an application to the environment ministry seeking clearance for setting up the project “BPCL intends to diversify into Petrochemical products with major focus on Ethylene or Propylene-based petrochemical products to further improve refinery profitability."

It added that a recent study has recommended setting up the PRFCC complex with the intent of maximizing Polymer Grade Propylene production which will feed a Polypropylene complex being planned at Rasayani, 50 Kilometer from the Mumbai Refinery.

BPCL said the PRFCC project is part of the modernization plan of the Mumbai refinery and it will replace the refinery’s vintage Catalytic Cracking Unit (CCU) commissioned in 1955 and the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) commissioned in 1985.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 15 Apr 2019
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