You are here

ONGC Petro Additions to commission USD 4bn petrochemical complex

07th July 2014

ONGC Petro Additions (OPAL) is set to commission a USD 4bn petrochemical complex in Dahej, on the south-west coast of Gujarat, India, in the first quarter of 2015, according to the Press Trust of India

ONGC Petro Additions to commission USD 4bn petrochemical complex
ONGC Petro Additions to commission USD 4bn petrochemical complex

"This complex, located in Dahej Special Economic Zone (D-SEZ), is one of the largest of its kind in the country,” said K Satyanarayan, OPAL CEO, to reporters at a chemicals industry event.

"The complex will consist of a dual feed cracker unit and associated facilities with a capacity to produce 1.1 million tonnes of ethylene and 400,000t of propylene annually.

“It will also have a pyrolysis gasoline hydrogenation unit, butadiene extraction unit and benzene extraction unit.

“OPAL was established in 2006 as special-purpose vehicle by state-run Oil and Natural Gas (ONGC) to execute the Dahej petrochemical project.

“Work on the project commenced in 2009.”

Satyanarayan added: "It will significantly boost the petrochemical sector, besides generating about 1,000 permanent and 15,000 direct and indirect jobs." 

Got a news tip? Email news@oilandgastechnology.net