MOSCOW (MRC) -- Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) is in plans to shut its refinery at Mumbai, according to Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in India informed that the company is likely to take its refinery off-line by this weekend for a maintenance turnaround. The refinery is expected to remain shut for around 6 weeks.
Located at Mumbai in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra, the refinery has a crude refining capacity of 240,000 bpd.
The company also operates crude refinery of 190,000 bpd at Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
As MRC informed before, in January 2016, BPCL selected Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, the engineering and construction unit of French firm Air Liquide group, for supplying Lurgi/Nippon Kayaku ester grade acrylic acid technology for BPCL’s propylene derivatives petrochemical project (PDPP) located in Kochi, Kerala.
BPCL’s petrochemical project in Kochi is part of the Rs 1 lakh crore planned capex for the next five years, which includes about Rs 40,000 crore investment for the expansion of refining capacity. The propylene derivatives petrochemical project consists of three major process units - acrylic acid, oxo-alcohol and acrylates. Acrylic acid and acrylates are mainly used for paints, coatings, adhesives and platicisers. The market demand for acrylic acid is driven by growing populations with increasing prosperity.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is an Indian state-controlled oil and gas company headquartered in Mumbai, India. Bharat Petroleum owns refineries at Mumbai, Maharashtra and Kochi, Kerala (Kochi Refineries) with a capacity of 12 and 9.5 million metric tonnes per year.