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PM Modi to dedicate MRPL’s BS-VI project, Sea Water plant today

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Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited : An Engine for sustainable development and economic activity.

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a schedule A Mini Ratna CPSU and a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC),  is a Central Public Sector Unit (CPSU) under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas (MoPNG), Government of India. MRPL is playing a vital role in sustaining  economic activity of the region, state and nation.

The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be dedicating to nation MRPL’s two landmark projects :- BS VI upgradation project and Sea Water Desalination plant on 2nd September 2022.

India is a Refining hub in the Asian region and its refineries are continuously upgrading their technologies to be energy efficient, produce cleaner auto fuels and ensure energy security of the nation. Keeping in view our  commitment towards environment protection, Government of India under the visionary leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi mandated the production and supply of ultrapure quality petrol and Diesel meeting the Bharat Stage VI standards across the nation. MRPL implemented the the BS VI Upgradation project with a capital investment of Rs 1829 crores enabling the MRPL refinery complex to produce  Auto fuels with sulphur content of less than 10 PPM wt. The sulphur content in Petrol and Diesel with BS VI standard specification is 5 times lower than BS VI specification standards. The project has clocked around 23 lakhs man days which has generated jobs for around 2000 work force per day  over a period of three years.

The Refinery complex needs significant quantity of water and the fresh water foot print is quite high. The stress on river water for industrial use needs to be minimised with a view to conserve natural resource. MRPL has systematically embarked on alternate source of water and is consuming the Domestic sewage from Mangalore corporation limits to the extent of 15% of its water requirement. Maximising treated effluent recycle accounts of another 15% of  water needs. With a view to further reduce fresh water foot print MRPL has undertaken the Sea water Desalination project with a capital expenditure of Rs 677 crores. The plant is capable of producing 30 MLD water which accounts for around 35% of the refinery complex water requirement. The project has clocked around 3.5 lakhs man days which has generated jobs for around 450 work force per day  over a period of two years.

As part of the atmanirbhar initiative MRPL has focused on maximising procurement from indigenious suppliers including  critical equipments. The domestic component was more than  90% of the total procurement cost, thereby reaffirming MRPL’s  commitment  to the Atmanirbhar flagship program of Government of India.

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