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MRPL postpones restart of its PP plant in Mangalore until the 3rd week of September

September 13/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), is likely to keep its polypropylene (PP) plant off-line, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source informed that, the company has delayed the restart of the plant, until the third week of September, 2019.

The plant was shut on August 9, 2019, owing to a landslide near the pipeline area, thus damaging the pipeline. Earlier, the plant was supposed to resume operations by end-August, 2019.

Located at Mangalore, Karnataka, the plant has a PP production capacity of 440,000 mt/year.

We also remind that the company shut this plant for maintenance from mid-April to early July, 2019.

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 440,000 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.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated consumption of PP in the Russian market totalled 694,210 tonnes in January-June 2019, up by 14% year on year. The supply of propylene block copolymers (PP-block) and propylene homopolymers (PP-homo) increased.

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, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, petrochemistry, MRPL, India, Russia.
Category:General News
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