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
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.
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
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