Captive power unit at MRPL may go on stream by September

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) has claimed that its overall project progress as on May 15 May, 2012 is 94.70 per cent.

For this subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC), 2011-12 has been a significant year for the Phase III of its project. Despite sporadic adverse working conditions in and around the project site, the overall project progress had been ‘extremely good'. While the polypropylene (PPU) unit is expected to be completed by December, the first phase of the captive power plant, being built by BHEL, which was originally scheduled to be commissioned in April 2011, is now expected to go on stream by September 2012.

U. K. Basu, Managing Director, told The Hindu that the construction of the captive power plant had been delayed. A long-term turnkey job given to BHEL, “is progressing pretty poor”.

A captive power plant would enable the company to commission units instantly instead of in different instalments.

The company, he said, had been grappling with problems of water and sand as well. MRPL was forced to shut down its refinery a month ago due to water shortage.

Excess rainfall too affected civil works, delaying construction activity.

This year, mid-course corrections had been made in civil works.

“The company has taken corrective action by deploying additional resources and contractors to tide over the situation,” he said. .

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