The Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) is planning to set up a polypropylene petrochemical complex in Raigarh district of Maharashtra. The complex with a capacity of 4, 50,000 tpa will manufacture polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene at Rasayani to valorise polymer grade propylene produced from its proposed Petro Resid Fludized Catalytic Cracker (PRFCC).
The project will spread over 360 acres of land from Hindustan Organics to be implemented in phases. The unit will comprise sections such as feed purification, reaction section extrusion, and additivation, among others.
The polypropylene plant consists of feed purification section, additives sections, catalyst, and co-catalyst preparation and feed, polymerization, carrier gas compression, recovery section, powder conveying, extrusion and pellet conveying, blending silos. The unit will also include dedicated Substation and Satellite Rack Room for the plant.
In September 2018 the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) accorded environmental clearance (EC) for the project.
As per the recent development mapped by Projects Today, BPCL is under the process of obtaining various approvals from local nodal agencies. Work on the project worth Rs 5,200 crore is expected to commence by October 2019.