Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited
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MRPL - Phase III Project & Polypropylene Unit

Brief details of the Phase III Refinery Project

The objective of this project having an investment out lay of Rs.12,160 Crore is as follows :

  • Expansion of Capacity by adding additional 3 MMTPA crude processing
  • Up-gradation of low value products to high value products.
  • To process cheaper/opportunity crudes ( Sour/ Heavy & High TAN crudes)
  • Production of petrochemical feed stocks Viz. Propylene.
  • Maximize distillate yield.
  • Upgrading entire HSD into BS III/IV grade

MRPL is also executing a Polypropylene unit with an investment outlay of Rs.1803.78 Crore having an objective of producing Polypropylene from the Propylene produced in PFCCU, which is a value added product.

Following are the salient features of the various units that are being executed:

 Units/Licencor  Capacity (MMTPA)
Crude & Vacuum Distillation Unit inclusive of LPG Treatment. (CDU/VDU) Technology from EIL 3.0
Petro Fluidised Catalytic Cracking , Propylene Recovery and Naphtha Splitter (PFCC). Licensor: Shaw Stone & Webster, USA 2.2
Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) Licensor: Lummus, USA 3.0
Diesel Hydrotreating Unit (DHDT). Licensor: Axens, France 3.7
Coker Heavy Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit (CHT). Licensor: UOP, USA 0.65
Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU) / L &T: Licensor: Haldor Topsoe AS 70 KTPA
Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) Licensor: EIL /Siirtec Nigi (Italy) 3 x 185 TPD
ATF / Kero Treatment Unit. Licensor: UOP,USA 70 TPH
Polypropylene Unit Licensor: Novolen, Germany 440000 TPA
Hydrocracker Unit Revamp - 1 / 2, Licensor: UOP,USA 1.6 / 1.7 MMTPA
Captive Power Plant (CPP) / BHEL ( 2 Steam Turbine Generators, 2 Gas Turbine Generators- Frame 5 & Frame 6) 118 MW
Tankages 23 Nos.
Mounded Bullets 04 Nos.

Engineers India Limited are the Project Management Consultants for the Phase III Refinery project. M/s. Jacobs Engineering India Ltd. are the EPCM Consultant for CDU/VDU. Following are the major LSTK/OBE contractors.

 Unit  Contractor
Petro Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (PFCCU) EIL - OBE/LSTK
Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) EIL - OBE/LSTK
Polypropylene Unit ( PPU) EIL - OBE/LSTK
Crude / Vacuum Distillation Unit ( CDU/VDU) Jacobs - EPCM
Onshore - Piping contractor
Captive Power Plant (CPP) BHEL
Diesel Hydrotreating Unit (DHDT) L & T, Vadodara
Hydrogen Generation unit (HGU) L & T , Mumbai
Delayed Coker Unit ( DCU) ( 4 sub packages)
  • Heater Package
  • Coke Drum Structure Package (CDSP)
  • Balance of Plant (BOP)
  • Coke Conveyer & Storage System
  • Wet Gas Compressor (WGC)
  • Technip, KTI
  • Punj Lloyd
  • Toyo India
  • Tecpro
  • BHEL- Hyderabad
Coker Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit (CHTU) TICB, Mumbai
Offsite Piping Designed by EIL and executed by Punj Lloyd

The Phase III project has interconnections with the existing Phase I & II refinery with respect to Hydrocarbon streams.

The Phase III - refinery project is scheduled to be completed mechanically on 31/10/2011. The Polypropylene unit is scheduled to be mechanically completed on 30-04-2012.

Major Incremental Products :

  • Propylene - 454 TMT/yr
  • Additional LPG - 730 TMT/yr
  • Additional HSD - (BS III - 720 TMT/yr & BS IV - 720 TMT/yr)
  • Petcoke: 1000 TMT/yr

The project is presently on schedule and expected to be completed as per the schedule.