MRPL Readies Rs. 11,000 Crore To Hit 25 Million Mertric Tonnes Refining Cpacity
New Delhi: Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) is readying plans to invest Rs. 11,000 crore to raise refining capacity to 25 mt instead of the previously planned 21 mt as part of its ambitious target of clocking Rs. 5,000 crore profit by 2022.
Are they going to use desalinated water?
Land Acquisition Notification for MRPL expansion
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals sets out massive expansion drive, to invest Rs 24,000 cr
The new expansion envisages expanding the capacity of its refinery to 25 MMTPA, which will also includes a raw petroleum coke gas complex, synthetic gas complex and value added chemicals such as urea, acetic acid, acryilate among others. MRPL has asked Engineers India to prepare a detailed feasibility report for expansion of its refining capacity.
“We are planning to expand the refinery capacity to 25 MMTPA, set up facilities for several new products. The company’s board is yet to finalise the exact amount of investment required. We are also in the process of upgrading the quality of fuel to meet BS-VI emission norms,” a company official said.
Is there a possibility of Polymer Nanocomposites Park coming up?
Ace Pipeline commissions Rs 838-crore LPG pipeline project
Konkan Railway to finalize tender for Rs. 82 crore private siding for MRPL
PCPIR at Mangalore, Karnataka (~250 Sq.Km)
Dated Aug 2016?
India designates port-led coastal economic zones
CEZ 6 is near New Mangalore port with a possible concentration of petrochemical sectors.
I think Mangaluru should have Marine Science & Technology CEZ that includes Marine Robotics. Compared to constantly cyclone affected eastern coast Mangaluru is in safer west coast region and it should use this benefit to attract a few of technological companies based in east for expansion. And there should be a 'Marine University' in either Mangaluru or Udupi.
Sagarmala Project: Karnataka seeks Rs 8,741 crores for fresh skill development projects
Most of Sagarmala seems to be for UK. But there is chance of Marine college in Mangalore or Udupi as UK can get Naval Colleges at Karwar. (Actually this would be Maritime College as the university in Chennai is Maritime University not Marine University). I hope more colleges dealing with other domains of Marine Science and Technology like deep sea mining, Marine Pharmacognosy, Marine Robotics to open in the region in future and then together with Fisheries College to be upgraded as Marine University. GSI & KIOCL can work together to develop deep sea mining educational programme.
Formation of Baikampady Industrial Town Authority awaits NOC from Mangaluru City Corporation
Coming soon, coconut sugar-based dark chocolate from Campco
Proposed EPIP Industrial Area 2nd PHASE at Ganjimutt village EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 16-12-2016
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT 16-12-2016
Pre-feasibility & Detailed Feasibility Study (including Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Management Plan) for setting up a Desalination Plant in Mangalore
- Tender Deadline 16 Jan 2017
Desalination Plant - ONGC Board Report
Desalination plant in city will help meet increasing water demand: R Roshan Baig
Setting up desalination plants at ONGC work centres located near coastal areas and at MRPL:
It is proposed to set up desalination plants at ONGC work centres located near coastal areas (Hazira Plant, Ankleshwar Asset, Cauvery Asset-Karaikal, Rajahmundry Asset & Eastern Offshore Asset-Kakinada) and at MRPL as a SWM measure, in order to mitigate future sustainability risk due to declining fresh water availability. It is proposed to initially conduct techno-commercial and environmental feasibility study and based on the affirmative outcome of the feasibility report, implementation of setting up desalination plant at the respective work centre may be undertaken.
A foreign company that has evinced interest to set up one such plant will visit the city within the next fortnight, said R Roshan Baig, minister for urban development, here on Saturday.
If successful, one can also think of taking this water to the weirs coming up as part of Yettinahole Project near Sakleshpur and provide the same to the state capital and other parched districts that are facing a serious shortage of potable water
Why people think of 750MW delux water only? Currently they are asking for 1-2 acres for desalination plant but next they may ask for 1000-2000 acres for putting up a thermal plant for driving water against gravity. Can't they think of creating enough jobs for people of the parched districts in Mangaluru itself. I think they should create atleast 1,00,000 jobs immediately in Mangaluru and employ people of the parched districts in Mangaluru. If each person is having a family of 4 then this will reduce the burden for drinking water for 4,00,000 people in the parched regions.
Another interesting thing to know is what is the increase in salinity level of water when saline water from desalination plant is released? What is effect on marine life due to increase in salinity?
Desalination plant in city may become a reality as MRPL shows interest
He told The Hindu that the MRPL had proposed to set up 50 MLD (million litre per day) capacity plant at an estimated cost of Rs. 200 crores. It had sought 10 acres for it in Tannirbavi area. A proposal to this had been submitted to Karnataka Udyog Mitra.
If 10 acres is for producing 50 MLD then 24 TMCft water per year production facility requires at least 370 acres.
Desalination Plant: Chennai team visited city
If 60 acres is for producing 100 MLD then 24 TMCft water per year production facility requires at least 1111 acres.
My precondition for desalination plant for supplying water to the parched city is to first establish in Mangaluru all the institutes listed in the MIA post below
, 4 IT SEZ of 300 acres each in addition to already proposed Mudipu SEZ & Ganjimatt EPIP, 2 IT Parks, 2 Marine Bio-tech parks, development MIA as mentioned in the link below, pashchima vahini implementation. Request all Mangaloreans to add other preconditions. Once preconditions are met then they can start thinking of constructing desalination plant to supply water to the parched city.
Construction of KSPCB Regional Senior Environmental Office cum Regional Laboratory Building at Mangalore
Adnoc and India’s ISRL to establish a strategic crude oil storage at Mangalore
ADNOC signs agreement for crude oil reserve
We will utilise the Mangalore facility to not only build on our existing business relationships across India but also to explore new downstream opportunities for ADNOC’s expanding range of refined and petrochemical products.
So, ADNOC may be investing in MRPL & MSEZ projects. We have to wait & see whether UAE shows any interest to invest in a Smart City.
Hassan-Cherlapalli LPG pipeline on the anvil
Means there will be more LPG imports through NMPT.
Two proposed industrial parks at Niddodi and Badag Mijar
When will they complete providing basic infrastructures at CIA, Niddodi and Badag Mijar. I would prefer Niddodi and Badag Mijar land is used for establishing institutes listed in MIA post below
After losing CIPET Mangaluru is losing 'Electronic System Design & Manufacturing cluster' also as somebody stole idea along with water. Read
. Shameless minister!
Originally Posted by BolliBatlu
Mangalore also needs a Electronic System Design & Manufacturing cluster focusing specifically on Medical Devices domain. There was some plan for developing Belapu as ESDM cluster.
Since Mangalore MP has identified some other location for Ultra Mega Power Plant government land available in Niddodi can even be considered for these industries. Even UMPP itself is now doubtful as I said earlier.
Karnataka politicians should learn from Chandrababu Naidu who is doing a good job by taking Electronics to every major city of Andhra Pradesh.
Old news of year 2006: Companies keen on investing in Mangalore SEZ
20 companies are keen to invest in their multi-product component New Mangalore Port Trust to be an equity holder
Mangalore SEZ project contains a petrochemical and a multi-product component MRPL plans to invest over Rs. 35,000 crore in the petrochemical component
According to sources, these companies want to invest in sectors such as manufacturing and services of industrial boilers, chemicals and other equipment; supply of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and compressed air; information technology related sector; building solutions; gold jewellery, pharmaceutical industry, warehouse and consultancy.
Most of promises, i.e. sectors with good job generation capability, are not realized at all even after 10 years!
Authentic Ocean Treasure
GAIL to simultaneously lay gas pipelinefrom Mangaluru and Kochi
Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers awards ammonia revamp contract to KBR
Mangaluru is fertile ground for investors: Enough land is available
Authentic Ocean Treasure, a partnership firm was established in year 2016. The firm is engaged in trading and processing of “SURIMI” (fish meat without bones) which is very popular food in countries like Indonesia, China, Korea and Thailand. The Firm has set up its office in Mangalore SEZ, Karnataka. Commercial production is expected to start from Dec 2017.
Mangaluru does not have land is a myth created by vested real estate lobby of the single city. After all IT/BT industries require how much land?
Does this mean that there is a scope for dental materials & equipments industrial cluster to produce latest products of bio-dentistry, biomimetic dentistry, eco-dentistry? Could open up space for startups in biodental engineering also. What about cosmetic medical products? That means aesthetic medicine
and biocosmetic engineering startups.
Ministry of External affairs asks missions to promote Ayush, Ayurveda: V K Singh
Need to have a study of setting up medi-value EPZs in different parts of India, said Khatua.
Whether it means both medical treatment and manufacturing together in an EPZ? If so then Mangaluru can have a EPZ for exporting both dental/biodental/aesthetic/biocosmetic materials & equipments and dental & cosmetic treatment for cruise tourists. But better to declare as 'Dental/Cosmetic Investment Region' so that treatment facilities can be spread out across undivided DK. In general 'Medical Investment Region'. Many health cities or EPZs can be part of Medical Investment Region. Even teaching foreign students can be an export service. For coastal regions this could be implemented under Sagarmala project along with cruise tourism.
Desalinated water for the parched city'
Slightly confused when I see 10 lakh litres (1 MLD?, may be 100 MLD) plant for Rs. 1000 crores. These politicians have all stupid ideas and money to waste instead of relocating a part of people of the parched region to Mangaluru by creating enough jobs. A thorough study is needed to find out increase in salinity level due to high capacity desalination plant. Desalination is not a wise idea: Experts
Wish that the state government will open skill development centre on desalination plant also at construction stage itself to train around 1000 people and provide them placement in countries where job opportunities are available like gulf countries. If they include people from the parched region also for training then they can save water at least for 2000-3000 people by placing them along with their family abroad. All we need is tiny tiny smart programmes like this to reduce water requirements in the parched region. The state government can also reserve half of employment in desalination plant for the people of the parched region.
Further what I wonder is whether we can sell some quantity of saline water
) itself or products using it. Some of items like 'bottled salt water' can be used for cooking (iodized?), 'salt water spray bottle' can be used instead of powder salt spray. It can also be used as 'salt spray texturizer' for hair and as sea water gel
. Saline water can be used in spa. For pharmaceutical products - read seawater-based pharmaceutical products
. It (or further concentrated one) may be used for marination of potato chips & fingers, unripe jack cut pieces before packing. And read about sea water-based plant nutrients
, the many benefits and uses of sea minerals
, five sea mineral products
. A little bit research is required. But don't leave the research to the IISc professor! NITK or MU would be better. Bottling of water can happen in plastic park itself. Like this if we can generate 5000 jobs for people of the parched region in Mangaluru then we end up helping the parched region further.
India sanctions ADNOC involvement in Mangalore strategic crude oil storage
Industries plan maintenance shutdown during summer
DC bars MRPL, MSEZ from lifting dam water
Till desalination plant is commissioned this may be the case.
Authentic Japanese food products from Mangaluru
FoodTech startup iD Fresh has a plant in Mangaluru
Mangaluru to get desalination plant
Hope that capacity of desalination plant do not affect fisheries sector badly by increasing salinity level adversely.
The company (MRPL) can meet half of its water requirement through treated sewage
Indonesia is interested in bitaletral agreement with Mangaluru
Summa: A delegation from Indonesia held first discussion with KCCI on this yesterday. Indonesian Consul General Saut Siringoringo said discussion will continue in steps between people involved in this endeavour. He said Mangaluru has developed very well in educational domain & there is conducive environment for pharmaceutical developments. Next month Indonesia is holding Trade Expo Indonesia.
Good if we can do well in pharmaceuticals as we are already doing well in healthcare - Mangaluru ranks 12th in global list for healthcare
. Along with this we have to focus on Healthcare Informatics also.
ICRA rating report for MSEZ
mentions two more companies - IMC Limited
, Ulka Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.
. So, MSEZ is going to have second seafood processing company after Authentic Ocean Treasure. Mangalore may get more companies in edible oil processing sector with Emami showing interest to set up a plant after Ruchi Soya & Adani. So in food processing after cashewnut & coffee, Mangalore is getting companies in seafood and edible oil sectors also.
Kisan Mouldings has finalised Mangalore for South India for a facility of over 100 Tonnes per month capacity
JBF Petrochemicals commissions PTA plant in Mangalore
From where they are getting water to operate the plant when factories like MCF, and one unit of MRPL have closed down due to shortage of water?
PPR on installation of LNG storage and regasification facility
Whether any progress made on this Rs. 100 crores project? As mentioned in MCF Annual Report 2015-16
Rs. 315 crores gas conversion project of urea operations is already successfully completed. Once natural gas is available through pipeline what are they going to do with this regasification facility? Can MCF import LNG in ships and supply natural gas to other customers or other future internal use? Mostly they have to increase LNG storage capacity later if they want to do this.
Water shortage is hitting industries
Aqua Aquaria India 2017
14th-16th May 2017 Nehru Maidan, Mangalore
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL.NS) Moves 3.56%
Yes. MRPL could run without water shortage so far at the cost of Mangaloreans. Mangaloreans have paid heavily (for water tankers & Bislery water) so that MRPL share could move on. Petrol is more important than water for survival. Isn't it? How nice it would have been if MRPL startup fund could have been used for developing a human species which survives by drinking petrol.
Industries, urban residents feel the pain, too
KIOCL bounces back, produces 14 lakh tons of pellets, meets ministry target
The district will shortly get a textiles park
The district will shortly also get a textiles park and this is in line with an assurance given by the state government in the state legislature. The assurances committee of the council has directed the government to honour the same, Ivan said, adding modalities of setting up the same is being worked out. The district has a lot of potential to host a Textiles Park, Ivan said, adding it will give much needed boost to employment opportunities for the youth in Dakshina Kannada.
Whether it is 'Technical Textile Park'? If so focus should be on Medical Textile
. And Plastic Park should be for Medical Plastic Devices.
We’re not in mad race to attract investment: R V Deshpande
We are also concerned about Bengaluru city’s pollution and environment and are trying to see that manufacturing units do not come here. We are trying to disperse manufacturing sectors to Mangaluru, Mysuru, Kolar, Vemgal, Narsapura, Vasanthanarsapura and Yadgir. Even the investors are realising that infrastructure is not that cheap here anymore. GlaxoSmith Kline’s biggest investment is in Vemgal; Honda’s is in Narsapura, Kolar district; Asian Paints and Pepsi have gone to Mysuru, while Havells has gone to Tumakuru.
Once again skewed ideas. Don't pollute other cities by transfering pollution. We don't want manufacturing and knowledge to be separated. Every city should have self sufficient R&D infrastructure, every city should grow in both manufacvturing & service sector equally. You can not pollute others for one city's selfish goals.
Other states give incentives such as free land and have excluded VAT for 10 years to attract investments…
Concessions alone do not bring success. You should have full infrastructure for that. If you don’t have power, water, market and human resources, then what will you do with land? I am not in that mad race.
Instead of moving power, water move human resources to places where power, water is available. Let us not forget power & waster shortage in other cities are created artificially to support a single city. Some people may be thinking that the single city produced man power in a machine invented by great scientists of that city. There was no such market in the single city itself a few decades back. The market was created by both the state and the central governments through heavy invest of of public money (of people of the state and the country) to build infrastructure in this city. If such investment are made in any other city by the governments market will be created in that city also.
Establishment of EPIP 2nd Phase Industrial Area at Ganjimutt Village, Mangalore - Accepted By SEAC
'Plastic Park' worth Rs 1,000 crores
Mangaluru which incidentally has the state's only oil refinery in Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) and the refinery will be ideally suited to take forward this project, noted minister H N Ananth Kumar.
H Kumar, managing director, MRPL, who was present, told STOI that the ONGC subsidiary has the necessary infrastructure and raw material needed to make the minister's proposal in to a reality. "We will await fine print of the proposal and how it pans out with various stakeholders," he said. The ministry under the scheme will provide one time grant in to aid SPV that state government or any of its agencies such as State Industrial Development Corporation forms.
The city is also suitable for 'Medical Electronics Park'. Mangaluru can also be hub of physiotherapy (India can be hub of physiotherapy
). In general the three taluks Mangaluru, Bantwal & Udupi should be declared as 'Medical Investment Region'. To achieve this we need an able minister at the center and an able & visionary chief minister at the state like CB Naidu of AP.
Mangalore can also manufacture marine sports products which may add weight to marine sports tourism also.
ATS launches new storage tank terminal in India
The new facility is being launched under the name of Raftaar Terminals and will be built with the state of art specifications complying with Indian PESO, OISD norms and with relevant international safety standards.
It will feature the first tank terminal in Mangalore with stainless steel 316L storage tanks and a jetty pipeline suitable for all acids.
The facility can handle the full spectrum of petroleum products including Class A, B & C like Naphtha, Gas oil, Motor Spirit, Para-Xylene, Methanol and a wide range of Petrochemicals products.
It will have eight tanks with capacities ranging from 4000 KL to 12300 KL, totalling 50000 CUM plus, with four jetty lines of SS 316L and carbon steel to handle Petroleum & Petrochemical products from New Mangalore Port Jetties.