MUMBAI (ICIS)--India’s HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL) recently received clearance from India’s ministry of environments for the polymer addition project at its Guru Gobind Singh refinery and Petrochemical complex, a government source said.
The project will cost Indian rupees (Rs) 196.4 bn ($3bn) and is expected to be completed by April 2021, the source added.
The proposed units at the petrochemical complex include a 1.2m tonnes/year naphtha cracker, two linear low density polyethylene/high density polyethylene (LLDPE/HDPE) swing plants of 400,000 tonnes/year capacity each.
The complex, in Bhatinda region of Punjab province, will also house a 450,000 tonnes/year HDPE unit, a 500,000 tonnes/year polypropylene (PP) plant and a 55,000 tonnes/year butane-1 line.
The HMEL petrochemical complex currently operates a 500,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) line.
The company, which is currently increasing its refining capacity from 9m tonnes/year to 11.5m tonnes/year, plans to eventually expand it to 18m tonnes/year, the source added.
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