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PM to inaugurate ONGC's petrochemical complex

The Petrochemicals Complex would be executed through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of ONGC.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 17:00 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will on Friday lay the foundation stone for Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) Rs 4,900 crore Petrochemical Complex at Mangalore.

"Prime Minister will on June 23 lay foundation stone of ONGC's one million tonnes per annum capacity Aromatics (Petrochemicals) Complex at Mangalore," a top company official said.

The Petrochemicals Complex would be executed through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of ONGC.

ONGC would hold 46 per cent stake in the SPV while its subsidiary Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd would have 3 per cent.

The balance 51 per cent would be with financial institutions and banks.

The Aromatics project would be completed in 3 years after finalisation of the process licensor and engineering, which is expected in a years time, he said.

Naphtha produced at MRPL, which is being to 15 million tonnes a year from its present nameplate capacity of 9.69 million tonnes per annum at an estimated cost of Rs 8000 crore, would be the feedstock for producing petrochemical building blocks Paraxylene and Benzene.

The official said MRPL also proposes to set up a Rs 12,000 crore Olefin complex, for which state-owned Engineers India Ltd (EIL) has been asked to prepare a detailed feasibility report.

ONGC plans to invest over Rs 35,000 crore like a new 15 million tonnes refinery, petrochemical plant, power and LNG plants at Mangalore Special Economic Zone, which would be the first Petroleum, Chemicals, Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) of the country.