Pradhan flags off equipment for MEG Plant at Paradip

18 January 2021

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently flagged off from L&T's Hazira plant in Surat district critical components bound for Indian Oil's MEG (mono ethylene glycol) plant coming up at the refinery-cum-petrochemical complex at Paradip in Odisha. 

During his visit to Surat in Gujarat, the minister flagged off the equipment from the engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro's Hazira plant.

"Flagged-off indigenously manufactured critical components from L&Ts Hazira manufacturing facility to @IndianOilcls MEG (mono ethylene glycol) plant coming up at the refinery-cum- petrochemical complex at Paradip in Odisha," Pradhan tweeted after the visit.

In a series of tweets, the Union Minister said the delivery of the three supercritical equipment Ethylene Oxide Reactor, Wash Tower and De-ethyleniser "will be a significant stride in the commissioning of the MEG project at Paradip refinery" and will help reduce MEG imports and also enhance the competitiveness of the refinery.

"The MEG project being set up with an investment of Rs 5,654 crore is expected to be commissioned in October 2021. It will boost large-scale employment generation in the textile sector, including the creation of 14,000 job opportunities in the downstream units at Bhadrak and Dhamra alone," he said further.

He said this will help establish Paradip as a hub of petroleum, textiles, and petrochemical-based industries and usher in unprecedented opportunities for the development of Odisha.

Pradhan also visited steel-making facilities at Arcelor-Mittal Nippon Steel at Hazira. In another tweet, he said the company is planning a capacity addition of 8 million tonne per annum to its 12-MTPA capacity iron ore pelletization facility in Paradip.