In order to strengthen core processes and modernize, HPCL has developed ambitious plans for expansion and diversification in the areas of increasing energy demand, technological upgradation and environment management. A brief on some major projects in progress in different parts of India are given below:
The objective of the project is to increase the capacity of Visakh Refinery to 15 MMTPA. It is in the advanced stage of construction and is expected to be completed in financial year 2021-22. Execution of residue Upgradation facilities (RUF) project as part of VRMP is also progressing well at Visakh Refinery and is likely to get completed by December 2022.
The objective of the project is to enhance the capacity from 7.5 to 9.5 MMTPA. The project is in advanced stage of execution. As part of the MREP project in Mumbai refinery, tankage facility with 38 Hydrocarbon tanks and 2 Firewater tanks has been mechanically completed.
HRRL has achieved significant progress during the year 2020-21 in spite of several constraints posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Engineering & Procurement activities of some of the major process units have been completed. Construction activities of major process units such as Crude Distillation Unit, Vacuum Distillation Unit, Delayed Coker Unit, Vacuum Gas Oil Hydro Treating Unit, Diesel Hydro Treating Unit, Hydrogen Generation Unit, Petro Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit and Dual Feed Cracker Unit etc. are in progress. In addition, construction of water reservoirs for plant use, raw water pipeline, crude pipeline to refinery, Effluent Treatment Plant, Cooling Towers, Off site jobs & Pipe Racks etc. are also in progress.
HPCL is setting up CGD networks in GAs of Ambala-Kurukshetra (Haryana) and Kolhapur (Maharashtra) districts through joint venture company HPOIL Gas Pvt. Limited (HOGPL). HPCL is also setting up CGD networks on standalone basis in GAs of Sonipat (except areas already authorized) & Jind districts in Haryana where CNG sales were commenced in 2019-20. Setting up of CGD network is in progress in 9 GAs in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal for which the authorisation has been granted to HPCL in the 10th bidding by PNGRB. HPCL has also secured allocation of indigenous gas in all the above Geographical Areas for CNG stations & PNG connections.
To facilitate sourcing and marketing of natural gas, HPCL is building a 5 MMTPA LNG regasification terminal at Chhara port (Gir Somnath District) in Gujarat through through HPCL LNG Limited. The project is likely to be completed by end of calendar year 2022. The project is further expandable to a capacity of 10 MMTPA in future.