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Flagship Assam Gas Cracker Project to be ready by July


Dibrugarh: The Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), popularly known as the Assam Gas Cracker Project, is expected to go on-stream from next month. Trial runs have already been initiated in several units of the plant that are complete, BCPL general manager (HR) P K Mati said on Monday.


"The project is almost complete. Two or three units are left and they will take another 15-20 days to be complete. We expect the project to be commissioned in July," Mati said.

The petrochemical plant will have an annual production capacity of 2,26,000 tonnes of polyethylene, 60,000 tonnes of polypropylene, 43,024 tonnes of pyrolysis gasoline and 9,728 tonnes of fuel oil.

On April 9, 2007, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the project at Lepetkata, 15 km from Dibrugarh town. The initial deadline for completion of the plant was April 2012. The project missed several deadlines and its cost was revised from Rs 5,460 crore to Rs 9,285 crore.

The gas cracker project is a joint venture in which GAIL holds equity share of 70%, while OIL, NRL and the state government hold 10% stake each. The Centre has approved a capital subsidy of Rs 2136 crore and feedstock subsidy of Rs 908.91 crore for a 15-year period for the project with exemption of excise and income tax for 10 years. GAIL and BCPL have already signed a deal for marketing petrochemical products produced at the plant.

The flagship project is expected to provide indirect employment to nearly 1 lakh people in its ancillaries, downstream and other service-related enterprises in the northeast. There are also plans to export polymer, as well as finished products to countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal and China.



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Gas Cracker to go on steam in 3 months


DIBRUGARH, July 4 – After facing flak over the inordinate delay in operationalising the mega gas cracker project at Lepetkata, the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) management today said the delay was caused due to technical issues in its two units.


BCPL managaing director Prabhu Nath Prasad told newsmen today that all the units within the BCPL complex were commissioned except for two units – ethylene cracker unit and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)/high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit. “These two units took four months instead of one month, for lubrication with steam blowing and lube flushing. Lubrication is required before the machine is put into operation. The pipe systems also needed to be flushed and cleaned of dust, stones and other elements,” Prasad said.

He assured newsmen at a press conference at its plant’s administrative complex that the project in its entirety would be operationalised in another two to three months.

June 30, 2015 was the last deadline for full-fledged commissioning of the BCPL in its entirety. However, on that date the gas sweetening units (GSU) and C2+recovery units were commissioned.


If operationalised in its entirety, BCPL will be producing about 2,20,000 tonnes per annum of LLDPE/HDPE and 60,000 tonnes of polypropylene, besides other value-added byproducts. Gauging from the fact that plastic consumption in the North-east is 3.75 kg per capita, which is far less than the national average of eight kg, this project is expected to usher in a new era towards socio-economic development of the region.

It is expected that with full-fledged operation of the BCPL, avenues of employment would be generated both directly and indirectly through setting up of downstream industries. However, the BCPL MD said that the State government must accelerate its works in setting up the proposed plastic park in Tinsukia and facilitate establishment of downstream industries.


On the death of Bimal Kumar, GM (Projection Execution) of BCPL, who committed suicide inside his room recently, Prasad said the incident had caused great shock to the management. On the charges of corruption raised by Kumar, he said police investigations were on, as also an internal inquiry.


http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=jul0515/at050
 
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