• Pradhan mulls replicating Singapore’s petrochemical complex in India

    Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday mulled over the possibility of replicating Singapore’s petrochemical complex at two places in India- in Odisha’s Paradip port and Haryana’s Panipat district. The minister, who is on a 6-day visit to Singaporeafter which he will go to Britain, tweeted: “Jurong model is interesting; similar petrochemical complex can be developed in Panipath and Paradip with good planning.”

    Jurong, a reclaimed island in Singapore, hosts ports, three refineries and several petrochemical plants manufacturing the entire value chain of products. Pradhan visited the centralised utilites operations — offering a comprehensive range of energy, water and on-site logistics solutions – of Sembcorp Industries at Jurong island. “Visited Jurong Island at Sembcorp, that provides all common utilities to the industries in the 35 sq km island,” Pradhan tweeted.

    Earlier in the day, the Petroleum Minister also visited the Keppel Shipyard, here to review the technologies that can be useful for India. Many rigs working in Indian oil sector are developed here, he said, adding that the innovative technological work and rig manufacturing at the Keppels can be useful in India. Pradhan is on a visit to Singapore to lead India’s road shows to attract foreign investors for its small oil and gas fields. Brandon Montour Authentic Jersey

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