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OPaL commissions mega petrochemical complex at Dahej, starts production at some units

February 15/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The ONGC Petro additions Ltd (OPaL) has commissioned its mega petrochemical complex at Dahej and started production in some of its units, reported Plastermart.

The 1,100 kTPA capacity dual feed cracker unit has been operational and last week it delivered its first consignment of about 40 tons, The plant that was to be made operational in 2014, but was marred by several delays along with cost escalation.

OPaL is setting up a grassroot mega petrochemical project at Dahej as a part of the India's first Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR).

OPaL would be ramping up its capacity in the coming months. "We are currently operating the polypropylene (PP) unit at 50% capacity. But in about four months, the plant will operate at 100% of its capacity of 340 kilotonnes per annum. The polyethylene (PE) plant too will operate at full capacity from the current 50% production within few months," Satyanarayana, CEO, OPaL  told Times Of India.

As MRC wrote earlier, in late 2016, OPaL started up its new cracker in India. Located at Dahej in the western India state of Gujarat, the cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 1.1 million mt/year and propylene production capacity of 400,000 mt/year.

OPaL is a joint venture of Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC - 26%), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL - 17%) and Gujarat State Petroleum Corp. (GSPC - 5%), with the balance held by other investors and public shares.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, propylene, ethylene, Opal.
Category:General News
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