Refinery projects involve huge capital investment and accordingly under the prevailing circumstances a very careful approach is needed to start a new project. However, NRL is continuing to study the possibility of installing the following:
o Hydrocracker / Bottom of Barrel upgrade
Upgradation of Furnace Oil to value added products requires a huge capital investment. Your company along with other refineries have jointly undertaken a study for the feasibility of a joint plant. The study has already been awarded to M/s Advisian of UK. It is expected that the study will be finalized by December 2021. Based on the outcome of the study a future course of action will be decided.
o CCR (Continuous Catalyst Regeneration) Platforming Unit
To increase the Gasoline production and to meet the country’s Gasoline Euro-V specifications, Company is planning to install a CCR (Continuous Catalyst Regeneration) Platforming unit along with other associated units. The project is in planning phase.
o Turnaround of Fuel Refinery
Turnaround of Fuel Refinery, including phase-I units is planned in December 2021 as a mandatory activity so as to keep the refinery operating. This will result in continuous production at optimum level and reducing frequent maintenance requirements.