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Series of mega projects worth more than Rs 11,000 crore will be unveiled at Paradip

Bhubaneswar:5/2/19: A series of mega projects worth more than Rs 11,000 crore of IndianOil and Paradip Port Trust will be unveiled at Paradip on February 6.

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari are slated to be present at the occasion.

The projects include world-class Polypropylene (PP) Plant, built at a cost of Rs 3,150 crore. It will support the plastics industry of Eastern Region.

Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) Plant, estimated to cost Rs. 5,654 crore, will give a fillip to polyester industry/textile park in Odisha, said a statement.

0.6 MMTPA LPG Import Terminal, being built at a cost Rs. 690 crore, will enhance  availability of clean cooking gas in Odisha and neighbouring States.

Clean cargo berth to handle containers & clean cargo, diversify Paradip Port Trust’s cargo profile, and provide logistics support to local industries.

Mechanisation of existing berths and capacity augmentation to 30 million tonnes will facilitate coal exports, reduce pollution, said the statement.

Built at an investment of Rs 3,150 crore, the 680-KTA Polypropylene (PP) Plant, will increase IndianOil’s petrochemicals capacity to 3.15 MMTPA, with many other projects to follow.


A joint press meet was held by IOCL and Paradip Port Trust on Monday in Bhubaneswar. It was addressed by Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust, TDVS Gopalkrishna, Executive Director, Paradip Refinery, Pritish Bharat, SLC, Oil Industries, Sujoy Choudhury, CGM (Petrochemical –Marketing), IOCL, and S Pattnaik, CGM, HR, SERPL, IOCL.

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