Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has awarded Rs 2500 crore
worth of vizag refinery renovation project to Engineers India Limited (EIL),
says a release on 9th January 2017. EIL shall execute this project contract
under two separate contracts, namely “Project Management Consultant (PMC)
services for major process units and packages under U&O” and Execution of
Use and Occupancy (U&O) and Petroleum Refinery Unit(PRU) revamp on Open
Book Estimate (OBE) basis. The total project schedule is 43 months for
mechanical completion. HPCL Vizag Refinery is proposed for modernization and
expansion from the existing 8.33 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA under Vizag Refinery
Modernization Project (VRMP) along with fuel quality upgradation to BS-V. With
paramount objective to minimize the bottoms and improve the margins, the
proposed configuration considers state-of-the-art bottom upgradation unit.
The proposed VRMP is the brownfield expansion coming up in the existing
premises of HPCL in contiguous area on the east side of existing refinery
created after re-siting HPCL marketing terminal and LPG bottling plant and in
the plot area available towards north of existing refinery(next to
HPCL-Additional Tankage Project, ATP).
The land adjacent to ATP area of Refinery is a leased plot acquired from
Visakh Port Trust (VPT) and is already under HPCL possession. Out of 167.5
acres, 122.8 acres land is located inside the refinery premises and a balance
44.7 acre of land is located in ATP plot including VPT plot III. Additional
67.5 acres is earmarked for green belt.
HPCL is a government of India enterprise with a Navratna status, and a
Forbes 2000 and Global Fortune 500 company. HPCL owns and operates 2 major
refineries producing a wide variety of petroleum fuels & specialties, one
in Mumbai (West Coast) of 6.5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) and the
other in Vizag (East Coast) with a capacity of 8.3 MMTPA. The company also owns
and operates the largest lube refinery in the country producing lube base oils
of international standards. HPCL in collaboration with M/s Mittal Energy
Investments Pte Ltd is operating a 9 MMTPA capacity refinery at Bathinda in
Punjab and also holds an equity of about 16.95% in the 15 MMTPA Mangalore
Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd(MRPL).
EIL is one of India’s leading consultancy EPC companies in Hydrocarbons and
petrochemicals. The company provides services from concept to commissioning
covering project implementation services, Turnkey contracts and specialist
services. The company also has overseas presence in Middle East, North Africa
and South East Asia.