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Asia’s largest single mounded LPG storage facility inaugurated at Kochi Refinery

04 Oct 2017 | BPCL

Asia’s largest single mounded LPG storage facility was inaugurated at Bharat Petroleum Kochi Refinery by Director (Finance) Mr. K Sivakumar and Director (Refineries), Mr. R Ramachandran on 25 September 2017 in the presence of Mr. Prasad K Panicker, ED(KR), Mr.PS Ramachandran, ED(Projects), Mr.G Radhakrishna Pillai, GM (E&C), Mr. Kurian P Alappatt, GM(OM&S), officials of BPCL; project management consultant M/s Engineers India Ltd and the Package Contractor, M/s Fabtech Projects & Engineers Ltd.

Constructed at an investment of Rs.170 Cr, as part of the Integrated Refinery Expansion Project of Maharatna BPCL at Kochi Refinery, each bullet is of 8 M dia. and 80M T/T length, with a design Capacity of 4270 Metre Cube. The total Mound Area which is approximately 1.4 Acre is comparable to the size of a foot ball court and houses six bullets. Four bullets have been designed for storing Propylene as well. With a total product storage capacity of 12 TMT, the facility will extend feed to Trucks, KSPPL and PDPP.