Haldia Petro to build new plant
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd proposes to set up a new plant at
its existing complex in Haldia, West Bengal, at an estimated cost of Rs 6,000
crore. The upcoming plant will manufacture new products.
The company has already designed five different modules and intends to prepare
two more modules before the final approval of the board. The expansion will
involve a balanced combination of manufacturing new petrochemical products and
about 30 per cent capacity expansion of the existing plant. The company is set
to hike the production level of its motor spirit to 20,000 tpa from 2008. This
motor spirit is the only of its kind produced by any petrochemical company in
The existing complex consists of a naphtha cracker unit and associated plants
that manufacture linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), high density
polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP) and chemicals.
HPL is a modern naphtha-based petrochemical complex located 125 km from Kolkata,
at Haldia, and is jointly promoted by West Bengal Industrial Development
Corporation, Chatterjee Petrochem (Mauritius) Co. Ltd and the Tata Group with an
investment of $1.2 billion.
Contact: Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, 1, Auckland Place,
Kolkata, West Bengal 700017. Tel: 033-22831640/1643/1645; Fax: 033-22831654;
[09 April 2007]