The ongoing 9 MMTPA integrated grass root refinery cum petrochemical project at Barmer, Rajasthan (HRRL) successfully achieved Mechanical Completion of DHDT & HGU
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has invested Rs. 7,196 crore during Apr-Sep 2023 (including equity investment in its JVCs and subsidiaries) to strengthen refining and marketing infrastructure.
Visakhapatnam Refinery Modernization Project - New Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU) has been commissioned. This HGU is the largest single capacity train in India and amongst the largest in Asia and New Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) with 99.9% of Sulphur recovery has also been commissioned This SRU has the flexibility to use O2 enriched combustion to enhance capacity whenever required.
3.05 MMTPA Capacity Full Conversion Hydrocracker Unit (FCHCU) with 99.5% conversion has been commissioned. This energy efficient FCHCU is the highest capacity Hydrocracker unit in India and equipped with highest conversion that is likely to increase the distillate yield by around 5%.
Once these are operational, Visakhapatnam Refinery will operate at a higher capacity of 13.7 MMTPA together with higher yields.
The 3.55 MMTPA capacity Residue Upgradation Facility (RUF), first of its kind technology in India, is under construction as part of Visakhapatnam Refinery Modernization Project. This facility will upgrade bottom oils to value added light hydrocarbon products and significantly improve the GRMs.
During the Quarter, the ongoing 9 MMTPA integrated grass root refinery cum petrochemical project at Barmer, Rajasthan (HRRL) successfully achieved Mechanical Completion of Diesel Hydrotreating (DHDT) & Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU) and format checks are in progress. Construction activities at all fronts continue to progress at full pace with daily average manpower deployment of around 27,000 at the site.
A new LPG Plant of capacity 120 TMTPA at Abu Road was commissioned in September 2023. With this addition, HPCL now has a bottling capacity of 6,530 TMTPA across its 56 bottling plants.
HPCL commissioned 189 retail outlets across the country during the quarter taking the total number to 21,431 retail outlets. During this period, 23 new LPG distributorships were added taking LPG distributorships to 6,312.
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