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CPCL to set up 9 mtpa brownfield refinery in Manali  

Chennai Petro plans brownfield refinery

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) plans to set up a 9 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) brownfield refinery in Manali, north of Chennai, at a cost Rs 10,000 crore. This will replace the aging 2.8 mtpa refinery and help achieve better energy/utilities management and optimal product pattern, according to Mr B.M. Bansal, Chairman, CPCL.

The project is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2015, he told newspersons on the sidelines of the company's 44 {+t} {+h} annual general meeting.

To increase the ‘distillate' yield of the company's refinery and reduce fuel oil production, the company plans to install a high ‘conversion resid upgradation unit' at a cost of Rs 3,350 crore. This project is expected to be completed by 2013 end, he said.

Mr Bansal said projects worth Rs 2,600 crore were under implementation. These include the auto fuel quality upgradation project, which is in an advanced stage of completion, and a new 42-inch crude oil pipeline as a replacement for the existing 30” pipeline from Chennai port to Manali refinery, at a cost of Rs 65 crore. The project will be completed within 12 months after the right of way is made available.

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