• OPaL closes in on commissioning of Dahej units by procuring feedstocks

    ONGC Petro additions Ltd (OPaL) is nearing commissioning of its dual feed cracker unit and dowstream polypropylene plant at Dahej. The company recently procured propylene and naphtha, which are the principal feedstock for the two upcoming units. An over $4.5 billion enterprise promoted by ONGC, OPaLis setting up SouthAsia’s largest integrated mega-petrochemicals complex at Dahej, Gujarat. The company recently procured propylene, a principal feedstock to start operations of its polyproylene unit wherein propylene was transported to OPaL’s petrochemical complex through road tankers.

    Moreover, Naphtha, the principal feedstock for OPaL’s Dual Feed Cracker Unit, arrived recently at GCPTCL port Dahej, through sea route from ONGC Hazira, for onward transmission through pipeline to OPaL’s production facility. “Procuring the feedstocks is a big leap forward towards the commissioning of this mega-project, as it will lead to starting of production operations of our Dual Feed Cracker Unit and downstream Polypropylene Plant,” said K Satyanarayana, chief executive officer, OPaL.

    According to Satyanarayana, the procurement will act as a ‘huge confidence booster’ for all its stake-holders who are waiting to see the plant go on-stream in the coming months. The multi-billion joint venture company was incorporated in 2006, as a public limited company under the companies Act, 1956, promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and co-promoted by GAIL (India) Limited and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC).

    OPaL’s grass root mega petrochemical project at Dahej in Gujarat mothers a Dual Feed Cracker with a capacity to produce 1,100 KTPA Ethylene, 400 KTPA Propylene along with Polymerisation Units and various Associated Units consisting of Pyrolysis Gasoline Hydrogenation Unit, Butadiene and Benzene Extraction Units. The Polymer plants of OPaL has 2X360 KTPA of LLDPE/HDPE Swing unit, 1X340 KTPA of Dedicated HDPE and 1×340 KTPA of PP. The project in the advance stages of commissioning and is expected to go on-stream in 2016. Von Miller Womens Jersey

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