HPCL-Mittal hand over Bathinda refinery project report to state Government

Company officials have handed over the detailed project report of work in progress at the Guru Gobind Singh Oil Refinery at Bathinda by HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (HMEL) to Industries and Commerce Minister Punjab. As per the report, Rs. 3546 crores has been spent so far, orders for all long lead items had been completed. Cumulative commitments for Rs. 14930 crores have already been made. The refinery is progressing well and is ahead of schedule, having achieved physical progress of 29.7%. About 5000 workers are working for the construction/implementation of the refinery project and this oil refinery will also have a captive power plant of about 152 MW. 1012 km long crude oil pipeline from Mundra in Gujarat to Bathinda in Punjab has been planned with Single point Mooring (SPM) and crude oil terminal at Mundra. The project cost approved as built is Rs. 18,919 crores and completed by May 2011. The refinery would produce high value petroleum products scuh as LPG, Naphtha, Petrol, Diesal, Aviation Fuel, Polyprophule, Food-grade Hexane, Pet Coke, while the liquid products would be marketed through HPCL, the solid products like sulphur, per-coke and polypropylene would be sold directly by HMEL. The refinery would produce about 400 TMT of polypropylene which would be a source of supply for developing several medium and small scale businesses and units. It is envisage that consumption of about 50% of the total produce would be the state of Punjab. This would attract investment of about Rs. 1200 crores in Punjab.
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