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MRPL is likely to restart PP plant

June 26/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) is in plans to brought on-stream its polypropylene (PP) plant in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source informed that the company is expected to resume operations at the plant in end-June or early-July, 2019. The plant was shut for maintenance in mid-April, 2019.

Located in Mangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the plant has a PP production capacity of 440,000 mt/year.

As MRC wrote before, in June 2015, MRPL successfully commenced commercial production of PP from its polypropylene plant as part of its phase-III refinery expansion and upgradation project in Mangaluru. The plant has a capacity to produce 4,40,000 tonnes of PP per annum. Feedstock for the PP plant - polymer grade propylene - is being produced from upstream petrochemical fluidised catalytic cracking unit of the refinery. Technology provider for the PP plant is Novolen of Germany. The plant has been engineered and constructed by Engineers India Ltd.

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), is an oil refinery at Mangalore and is a subsidiary of ONGC, set up in 1993. The refinery is located at Katipalla, north from centre of Mangalore city. The refinery was established after displacing five villages of Bala, Kalavar, Kuthetoor, Katipalla, and Adyapadi.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, crude and gaz condensate, propylene, petrochemistry, MRPL, India.
Category:General News
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