HPCL gets green signal for INR 3,846 crore expansion project

State-owned oil refiner, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has received an investment of INR 3,846 crore for expansion of its Mumbai refinery in Maharashtra.
HPCL said that with the proposed expansion, the Mumbai refinery will be able to produce diesel and gasoline, meeting Euro IV quality specifications, besides other petroleum products like Kerosene, ATF, LPG, Naphtha, Fuel oil and Sulphur and can meet the current market demands.
The proposal has carried out to expand the Mumbai refinery’s refining capacity located in the Chembur district up to 9.5 MTPA including Propylene Recovery Unit (PRU) from the existing 7.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and revamp of existing Captive Power Plant (CPP).
“The Environment Ministry has given environment clearance to HPCL’s expansion project subject to compliance of some conditions,” said a senior government official in a statement.
With a capital investment of INR 622.45 crore, the total cost of the new project is projected to be INR 3,223.43 crore for refinery expansion and PRU and revamping of CPP.
The project will be completed within 36 months within refinery premises of 2.1 acres for all new facilities. Among the specified conditions, HPCL has been asked to impart training to all employees on health and safety aspects of chemical handling.
It has also been told that for carrying out environmental management and monitoring, it has to set up a separate environmental management cell equipped with full fledged lab facilities.
HPCL’s expansion project will include integration of facilities for optimisation of energy and resource conservation as per the proposal. The production of MS meeting Euro V/VI norms will be made possible through Mumbai Refinery Expansion Project.
However, the proposed project is going to improve refinery margin while contributing the overall development of the region. The proposed PRU project will facilitate revamping of existing CPP will ensure self sustainability in power and production of chemical grade propylene.

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