vital cog in state's industrial wheel - super absorbent polymer production
When the comprehensive expansion project of Bharat Petroleum Company Kochi Refinery was completed in 2015, it will become one of the most important landmarks in Kerala's industrial growth story.
The project will be a milestone as important as the commissioning of the refinery when Kochi became the first refinery in South India in September 1966.
At that time, the independent refinery was one of the four public sector facilities set up in the country under a large-scale national plan.
However, the debugging has expanded 15. 5-million-tonnes-a-
Within the year, the Kochi plant will be more than just a refinery.
It will ring the alarm in the new era of the state's industrialisation, and the state's relationship with the real industry seems to have deteriorated.
The expansion of the refinery's Pet coke will change the state's power generation.
The plant's LPG will exceed Kerala's requirements, and the refinery's propylene will lay the foundation for a new industrial revival in the state.
As a result of the BPCL initiative, established in partnership with LG Chem, Kerala will eventually have its own petrochemical complex.
Prasad K, executive director, refinery.
Panicker says the combined Rs
The 20,000 crore, which will enter the expansion project and the petrochemical complex, will be the largest investment in the state's history.
Of the ongoing projects, only the Kochi Metro Rail project, which is expected to invest about Rs.
5,000 crore approaches these two projects in terms of the number and potential of job creation.
The commissioning of the refinery in 1966 required 5,000 people during the peak period of the project.
The current work will take 15,000 to 20,000 people a day for the next two days. and-a-half years.
He admits it may not be easy to find so many workers. Panicker. The short-
In addition to long-term job opportunities, the petrochemical complex is key to the future.
Compared with any other product, it will be propylene that will make Kochi refinery a future enterprise.
Of the expanded refinery's total of 5 tons of lakh propylene, the joint venture will have 3 tons of lakh tons for derivatives.
The rest will be provided to any entity interested in using it.
Scores of downstream units are expected to create at least 10,000 jobs in the state.
Kerala Industrial development is already in action.
It is looking for entities interested in taking advantage of new opportunities.
However, with the price of land inside and outside the refinery rising, the company found it a bit difficult to get enough land.
Industry insiders said that the downstream units will need about 100 mu of land.
In order to make the downstream unit feasible, it is better to determine and acquire the land by the government agency.
Beyond the barriers, the petrochemical complex will ensure more business in Port Kochi, create new opportunities for fertilizer and chemicals transportation, and increase business for the country
Have toenails chemicals.
The expansion of the amount of propylene in the refinery will result in the production of 9 tons of lakh petrochemical derivatives, including propylene salts, highly absorbent polymers and phenol.
The final products of these derivatives include textiles, adhesives, diapers, paints and inks, hexide and agricultural productschemicals.
Downstream units that produce these products will require investment in Rs. 6,000 crore.
Shipping petrochemical derivatives from Kochi by sea will help create more business for the ports here.
The downstream plant's demand for sulfuric acid will create new customers for chemical fertilizers and chemicals Terra Vanke Co. , Ltd (FACT).
Demand for caustic soda, one of the main products of Trafalgar chemical, will increase.
The complexity of expanding the refinery will enable oil companies to refine even sulfur.
Heavy crude oil also produces new products-
Oil Coke is now imported into the country.
New products can be used not only for power generation but also for cement production.
In light of this, the Kerala power Commission and the BPCL have reached an agreement to establish a power generation facility with a capacity of approximately 350 MW.
Electricity produced from the factory is expected to be much cheaper than electricity purchased from the outside by the board.
The completion of the refinery expansion also means that the state will have the remaining liquefied petroleum gas in Kochi itself.
Kerala requires 60 to 65,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas per month, while the expanded refinery will produce more than 5 tons of liquefied petroleum gas per year.
BPCL has also finalized the plan and is waiting for 220-
The bottling plant from Kochi to Coimbatore supplies kilometers of LPG pipes.