-Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals (BRPL) was incorporated in
in Assam. The
company has a refining capacity of approximately 2.35 mtpa.
-It also houses a petrochemical complex for the manufacture of
DMT, orthoxylene, paraxylene and polyester staplefibre (PSF).
- The company is a major exporter of PSF to Bangladesh, Belgium,
France, Iran, Vietnam, etc. Most of its products are marketed done
Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL).
Crude Throughput : The Refinery processed 1,179,120 tonnes of crude
during the year 1994-95 against actual receipt of 1,176,292 tonnes
processing, and Actual plan target was 1,280,000 tonnes. The
processed 1,215,714 tonnes of crude oil during the year 1995-96,
against actual receipt of 1,215,459 tonnes for processing, and
plan target was 1,800,000.
Polyster Staple Fibre : Stream-1 and total ofsite facilities were
declared for commercial production from May, 1988 and the balance
of Stream-2 from September, 1988. The total production of PSF during
the year was 5430 MT inclusive of trial production of 696 MT.
A) Product Application Centre : A product application centre has
set set up during the year 1992-93, to provide technological back-up
the Fibre Consumers as well as to undertake improvement oriented
B) Waste Fibre Recovery Unit : A Waste Fibre Recovery Unit based on
Dupont Technology to process the Waste Fibre generated in the PSF
has been commissioned on May 11, 1993. This plant not only converts
waste to value added products but also helps in improving
C) Tankage : Following the guidelines established by Oil
committee, the capacity for the storage of Crude, High speed Diesel
and Kerosene is being augmented to create the necessary operational
maintenance flexibility. For the same reason additional tankage is
being constructed for Para-Xylene, Slop, ATF, Ceenine Solvent and DM
Water. 11 nos of Product Tanks and 2 nos of Crude Oil Tanks have
completed in September, 1992 and December, 1992 respectively and
commissioned durign the year 1992-93.
D) Refinery Expansion Project : The proposal for expanding the
capacity from existing 1.35 MTPA to 2.35 MTPA was approved by the
Government on 30th December, 1991. The components of this project are
1) Augmentation of Crude Refining capacity from 13,50,000 tpa to
23,50,000 tpa (Crude Distribution Unit).
2) Augmentation of Secondary processing capacity from 5,00,000 tpa
10,00,000 tpa (Delayed Coker Unit).
3) Creation of LPG Recovery capacity of 27,900 tpa.
4) Augmentation of Xylene Plant Reformer Unit Naphtha Processing
capacity from 80,000 tpa to 1,07,000 tpa.
E) LPG Bottling Plant: Government clearance for setting up of an LPG
Bottling Plant with a capacity of 22,000 tpa adjacent to the
premises was obtained in June, 1995. Land acquisition for the plant
completed and land development work is in progress. M/s. EIL has
engaged as a consultant for the Project.
F) Expansion of DMT Plant: As per the agreement with M/s. Huls
Troisdort AG of Germany, to examine the feasibility of expanding the
capacity of the DMT Plant from 41,500 to about 50,000 tpa, an
study was completed by them. The Feasibility Report from M/s. Huls
is due in September,1996.
G) Modernisation of PSF Plant: Technology Transfer Agreement with
Dupont, USA executed for incorporation of new technologies for
production of black fibre, vacuum improvement in Continuous
Polymerization, toner injection for colour improvement and use of
single end tie-in device in spinning. Apart from the above, a
draw line is being converted to an annealed draw line. EIL has been
engaged as the Engineering Consultant for the project. The project
expected to be completed in 1998.
(1) Residue Methanolysis and Catalyst Recovery Project:
Construction activities of Residue Methanolysis and Catalyst
Unit with technical knowhow of M/s. Huls Troisdort AG of Germany to
reprocess certain residue generated in DMT Plant are in progress.
(2) Continuous Stack Monitoring and Ambient Air Monitoring
Installation of the Continuous Stack Monitoring and Ambient Air
Monitoring facilities is in progress. The equipment have been
at site and the project is scheduled to be completed in 1996-97.
(3) Tertiary Treatment Plant
The Tertiary Treatment Plant, to enable reuse of treated liquid
effluent is in advanced stage of completion. The plant will be
for commissioning in 1996-97.
H) Encon Projects :
The status of various energy conservation projects is outlined
(1) Low Level Heat Recovery in Crude Distillation Unit :
Draft Process Package from M/s. EIL has been received and
action for selected items has been initiated.
(2) Preheat Train Improvement/Crude Column Optimisation:
Detailed Feasibility Report From M/s. EIL has been received and
detailed engineering is in progress.
(3) Crude Oil Desalter in Crude Distillation Unit:
Enquiry has been floated with revised scope of work.
(4) Waste Heat Boiler in Coke Calcination Unit:
Invitation of bids is in progress.
Construction of 58 blocks (232 units) of 'B' type quarters has been
completed. Construction of 'C' type and 'D' type quarters is in
Following other projects have been completed during the year
1) Product Storage and Despatch Facilities - MS and MS component
2) Additional HSD and SKO Truck loading bays.
3) Cee-Nine loading facilities.
4) Truck Unloading facilities for Methonol and P-Xylene.
5) BG Loading of SKO\MS.
6) Doping of blue dye in SKO.
E) Development of Small Scale Industries and Anciallary : During the
year 1990-91, the company has put in considerable efforts towards
import substitution and has developed a good number of local vendors
for supply of spares and chemicals. Efforts were were also made to
develop and sustain Small Scale Industries, for supply of packaging
materials, spares etc.
The future business strategy of the Company was reviewed in a study
carried out by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahemdabad and the
same has been the basis of preparation of a Perspective Plan for the
Company for the period upto 2006-07 to enable faster growth.
Benzene Plant and Expansion of Xylene Plant:
Feasibility Reports of these projects are under consideration. The
Projects when implemented would enable value addition to aromatic
naphtha from Assam crude and open up new avenues in Petrochemical
Hydrotreatment of Coker Light Gas Oil (LGO) for upgrading to HSD:
This project envisages upgrading low value Coker Light Gas Oil to
utilising hydrogen available from the Reformer Unit of the Xylene
Plant. The first stage clearance of the project has been received in
AWARDS : BRPL was the proud winner of Jawahar Lal Nehru Award for
Energy Conversion from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of
the Government of India for best performance in reduction of energy
consumption and fuel loss in the refinery sector during the year
1990-91. The company was awarded the first prize for Energy
Conservation in the Petrochemical sector for the year 1993.
- Govt. of India (GOI) to sell its entire shareholding in BRPL to
The GOI disinvested 14,87,93,826 shares (74.46% of the paid up
in favour of IOCL on 29.03.2001 thus making BRPL a subsidiary of
- Indian Oil Corporation and Bongaigaon Refinery and
Petrochemicals Ltd. have signed an agreement for development of
pipeline hookup facilities for transporting imported crude oil to
-Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd has informed that Shri B K
Mittal, Executive Director (ER), IOCL, Kolkata and Shri P K Atreya,
GM I/C (Supplies), Marketing (HO), IOCL, Mumbai (as nominated by
Indian Oil Corporation Limited) has been appointed as Directors of
the Company in place of Shri M B L Agarwal and Shri S Basu
respectively with effect from November 22, 2002. Further, Shri Ajay
Tyagi, Director, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has been
appointed as a Director of the Company in place of Shri Ashok Chawla,
Joint Secretary (PC), Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals with
effect from November 25, 2002.
-Government approved for the proposal to allocate 1.5million tonnes
of Ravva Crude
to Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd.
-Mr.P.S.Rao, Executive Director & Mr. P.K Chakraborty, General
Manager have been
appointed as the Directors on the Board of the Company.
-Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd has informed that the Delhi
Stock Exchange Association Ltd vide their letter dated February 10,
2004 has delisted the securities of the company wef February 11,
-Shares delisted from Madras Stock Exchange
-Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd has informed that Shri K K
Acharya, Executive Director (Operations), Refineries Division, IOCL
(as nominated by Indian Oil Corporation Limited) has been appointed
as a Director of the Company in place of Shri P S Rao w.e.f. July 19,
-Delist equity shares from Calcutta Stock Exchange Association Ltd
(CSE) w.e.f. March 01, 2005. However, considering the interest of the
general investors, the Company have simultaneously been shifted to
Permitted Category of the CSE.
- Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd has informed that the
Office of the
Comptroller & Auditor General of India vide letter dated July 31,
2008 has re-appointed M/s. Ghoshal & Ghosal, Chartered Accountants,
Kolkata as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for the year