Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Saturday, Dec 24, 2005


Group Sites

Corporate - New Projects

IndianOil diesel unit at Panipat on stream

Our Bureau

The unit would enable the refinery to maximise production of diesel conforming to EURO-III norms.

New Delhi , Dec. 23

INDIAN Oil Corporation (IndianOil) today said that it has commissioned the diesel hydrotreatment unit (DHDT) at its Panipat refinery, as part of the ongoing expansion project that would double the refinery capacity from 6 to 12 million tonnes per annum (MMTPA).

According to a company statement, the DHDT is the second major unit of the refinery expansion project to go on stream after the successful commissioning of the hydrogen generation unit in November this year.

The Director (Refineries) of IndianOil, Mr Jaspal Singh, said on the occasion that the new unit, with a capacity of 3,500,000 tonnes per annum (TPA), is reportedly the largest capacity DHDT unit in the country and is licensed by AXENS, France.

Larsen & Toubro constructed the unit on lump sum turnkey basis, with Engineers India Ltd as project consultants. Further, according to Mr Singh, this would enable Panipat Refinery to maximise the production of diesel conforming to EURO-III norms.

As regards commissioning activities for other major units of the Rs 4,300-crore refinery expansion project, he said that they are in full swing. Elaborating on the schedule, he said, the hydrocracker unit would be commissioned in early January 2006, while the crude and vacuum distillation unit and the delayed coker unit will also be on stream to enable the entire capacity-doubling project to go online in the next three to four months.

The IndianOil board has already approved further expansion of the refinery to 15 MMTPA, he added.

The company is currently implementing two petrochemical projects at Panipat. The first is an integrated PX/PTA (paraxylene/purified terephthalic acid) plant at a cost of Rs 5,100 crore, scheduled to be commissioned by March 2006. The other is a naphtha cracker complex and downstream polymer units involving an investment of Rs 6,300 crore, scheduled for commissioning in 2009, he added.

More Stories on : New Projects

Article E-Mail :: Comment :: Syndication :: Printer Friendly Page

Stories in this Section
ONGC to pay Rs 25 interim dividend — Govt share amounts to Rs 2,642 cr

Tata Daewoo's new truck range debuts in S. Korea
Aurobindo gets USFDA approval for Stavudine
Ford to raise prices 2.5% from mid-Jan
Suryalakshmi Cotton gets IDBI term loan
SEBI exempts Tata Ind from making open offer
NTPC, Reliance case adjourned to Jan 30
Reliance F&O: NSE cancels Jan 17 trading, fixes Jan 18 as ex-date to adjust de-merger
Tata Chem buys 63 pc stake in Brunner for Rs 508 cr
IndianOil diesel unit at Panipat on stream
Hetero Drugs secures Roche sub-licence for Tamiflu — Arrangement offers scope for huge capacities
`Low labour cost factor won't last long'
CSR time
ONGC proposes Rs 800-cr investment to double Assam production

The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Copyright 2005, The Hindu Business Line. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line