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Dahej PP plant taken off-stream by OPaL

May 08/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- ONGC Petro additions Ltd (OPaL) has shut a polypropylene (PP) plant for a brief maintenance, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in India informed that the company has halted operations at the plant on May 6, 2019. The plant is likely to resume production on May 10, 2019.

Located at Dahej in the western India state of Gujarat, the plant has a production capacity of 340,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported 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. And new PP plant was launched in December 2016, although initially the start-up was scheduled for May 2016.

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, propylene, ethylene, Opal, India.
Category:General News
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