India’s OMPL to start up aromatics project by end-May 2013

07 December 2012 02:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd (OMPL) will start commercial production at its new aromatics project by end-May 2013, a senior company official said late on Thursday.

The complex, located in New Mangalore, comprises a 920,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) plant and a 270,000 tonne/year benzene unit.

“The project has achieved 87.67% mechanical completion,” said S Ramachandran, CEO of OMPL, on the sidelines of the Indian Petrochemical Focus 2012 conference in Mumbai.

“We have received a very good response to the tenders we have issued for the long-term export of PX and benzene from the new complex,” he added.

OMPL is a joint venture between Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL).

The conference, organised by China Decision Makers Consultancy, runs from 6-7 December.

Additional reporting by Malini Hariharan

By: Prema Viswanathan
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