Dedication of BP’s new crude distillation unit

The new state of the art Crude Distillation unit of Bharat Petroleum’s Mumbai Refinery was dedicated to the Indian nation on 28th December 2015 at a grand ceremony by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State(I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas at the Mumbai Refinery.

This Refinery of BPCL was commissioned in 1955 by Burmah Shell Refineries Ltd. with a capacity of 2.2 MMTPA. Currently it has an installed capacity of 12.0MMTPA with three Crude & Vacuum Distillation units with matching secondary processing and treatment facilities. Bharat Petroleum has dedicated a new state of art integrated Crude & Vacuum Distillation unit of capacity 6.0 MMTPA at a cost of INR. 1419 Crores as a replacement of old Crude and Vacuum units.

The commissioning of this new CDU would ensure cleaner environment and efficient use of energy with lower emissions and reduction in energy consumption. The integral part of this new CDU is its superior design and safety features. The unit is designed with the latest safety features like blast proof control room and closed drainage system thus making it an efficient, intrinsically safe and sustainable unit.
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