About Us
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) has set up a Petrochemical Complex at Lepetkata. The complex is spread over 3000 Bighas of land at Lepetkata, and is situated at approximately 15 Kilometres away from the Tea City Dibrugarh, Assam.

M/s Engineers India Limited (EIL) was the Engineering and Project Management Consultant for this prestigious project. The plant came as a part of the historic Assam Accord signed on 15th August, 1985 with the motive of overall socio-economic development of the region. It was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 18th April, 2006. Subsequently a Joint Venture Company, BCPL, was incorporated on 08th January, 2007 as a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the under the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Govt. of India.Dr. Manmohan Singh, Honourable Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone of this project on 9th April, 2007.

GAIL (India) Limited is the main promoter having 70% of equity participation and the rest 30% is equally shared by Oil India Ltd (OIL), Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Government of Assam.
The plant was successfully commissioned on 2nd January 2016 and Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi dedicated BCPL Petrochemical Complex to the Nation on 5th Feb’2016.

BCPL comprises of four work stations i.e. GDU Duliajan where Feed Natural Gas is received from M/s. Oil India Limited, Railway Siding where Naphtha received from M/s. NRL is unloaded, Lakwa GSU Cum C2+ Hydro Carbon Recovery Unit where Feed Natural Gas supplied by M/s. ONGC is processed and The Main Petrochemical Complex at Lepetkata, Dibrugarh where Polymers are being produced after processing the feed stocks.

Gas Dehydration and Compressor at Duliajan and Natural Gas Sweetening Unit Cum C2+ Recovery Section at Lakwa are approx. 48 Kms away from Lepetkata Main complex.

The principal end products of the complex are High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) totalling 2, 20,000 Tonnes per Annum (TPA) and 60,000 TPA of Poly-Propylene (PP). The other products include Hydrogenated Pyrolysis Gasoline and Pyrolysis Fuel Oil.

Technologies in BCPL

Cracker Unit is based on the technology licensed by Lummus, USA. It is a dual feed cracker with C2+ liquid and naphtha as feed stock. The unit is designed to produce 2, 20,000 TPA of polymer grade Ethylene and 60,000 TPA of polymer grade of Propylene.

LLDPE/HDPE Swing unit is based on gas phase process technology which is licenced by INEOS Technology, UK. This technology can manufacture Polyethylene grades having MI value in the range of 0.05 to 21.0 g/10 min and density value in the range of 0.920 to 0.960 g/cc.

Poly-Propylene Plant is based on Gas Phase Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH (NTH), Germany. It is designed to produce 60,000 TPA of various grades of polypropylene. The product range of the PP plant covers various grades of homopolymer and random copolymer manufactured by gas phase polymerisation in one vertically stirred bed reactor.

BCPL has entered into an agreement with GAIL (India) Limited for marketing of its products.

Vision
To emerge as a dominant petrochemical player in the northeast region, providing value to stakeholders, offering best-inclass products & services, contributing to economic growth while remaining environmentally conscious.
Mission
To establish significant presence in the north-east region in petrochemical sector by way of production / sourcing and marketing of quality products, deploying efficient distribution and marketing channels to cater to the needs of target customers.
Objective

To produce petrochemical products using natural gas, naphtha or any petroleum products as feedstock and devise an effective distribution system for the same in North-east region of India.

To develop market for petrochemical products,  mainly in North-east region of the country.

To relentlessly strive to exceed the expectations of the customers in delivering quality products through  use of state of the art technologies and implementation of best practices in the areas of operations, safety, health  and environment.

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited is poised to emerge as dominant player in the field of Petrochemicals. Situated in Dibrugarh district, amidst lush tea gardens and the mighty river Brahmaputra flowing by the north bank of the town, the Petrochemical Complex is rooted in history of the state as the project is an outcome of the 1985 Assam Accord, aiming at the socio economic development of the entire North Eastern Region.

Chronology of Events at a glance:
  • December 2016

    4th December
    GSU/C2+ Recovery Unit at Lakwa commissioned.
    Highest monthly polymer despatched (14066 MT).
  • November 2016

    ECU achieved 72 hours test run at 100 % Design Load. Utility Boiler-II commissioned at Captive Power Plant.
  • August 2016

    PPU achieved 72 hours test run at 100% Design Load. LLDPE/HDPE plant achieved 72 hours test run at 100% Design Load.
  • July 2016

    14th July
    Shri A K Singh took charge as 3rd Managing Director of BCPL.
  • June 2016

    30th June
    RCE-II approved by Ministry for Rs. 9965 Crore.
  • March 2016

    11th March
    Agreement signed with GAIL for marketing of BCPL Products and By-products.
  • February 2016

    5th February
    Dedication of BCPL Plant to the Nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
    21st February
    Successful run of LLDPE (Film Grade LL0220) for the 1st time at 100% Design Load.
  • January 2016

    2nd January
    With the commissioning of LLDPE/HDPE Unit, commissioning of entire Lepetkata Complex achieved.
  • November 2015

    25th November
    ECU commissioned.
  • August 2015

    Railway Siding Unit commissioned.
    30th August
    First Naphtha rake received from NRL and unloaded at Lepetkata.
  • June 2015

    GSU/C2+ Recovery unit and PPU commissioned. 1st invoicing of PP by BCPL.
  • April 2015

    GAIL Lakwa plant taken over by BCPL.
  • March-April 2015

    Bagging and Palletizing Units commissioned.
  • Year 2014

    Civil and structural works for the entire plant completed.
    16th October : Administrative Building inaugurated at Lepetkata.
    March
    Hydrocarbon charged at GDU, Duliajan and subsequently gas brought up to the battery limit of Petrochemical Complex, Lepetkata.
    Commissioning of following units achieved:
    Rich Gas and Lean Gas pipeline: Duliajan- Lepetkata – Duliajan.
    Gas Turbine Generator-I with Heat Recovery Steam Generator-I & Utility Boiler-I at Captive Power Plant.
    Plant Air, Instrument Air, Nitrogen Plant, Cooling Tower-I & II, Raw Water Treatment Plant and Demineralized Water Plant.
    BCPL received CRISIL A+/Stable credit rating.
    Revised financial closure achieved by closure of loan with Punjab National Bank (PNB) led consortium and loan agreement signed with State Bank of India ( SBI) for Rs. 1699 Crore.
  • Year 2013

    Pre-commissioning/commissioning activities started in Gas Dehydration Unit (GDU) Duliajan, Utilities & Offsite and GSU, Lepetkata.
    November
    Recruitment of 1st Batch of Non-Management Cadre employees.
    May
    Main Electrical Substation (SS-I) charged.
  • Year 2012

    Ordering completed for all Equipment, Machineries and Works.
    11th January
    Shri P N Prasad took charge as 2nd Managing Director of BCPL.
  • Year 2011

    Ordering completed for all the long lead/ critical items.
    16th November
    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Revised Project Cost Estimate (RCE-I).
    September
    Induction of CISF contingent at BCPL, Lepetkata.
  • Year 2010

    Construction of Bachelor Hostel-I & Guest House at BCPL Township and CISF Barracks & Armoury at CISF Township completed.
    29thJune
    Naphtha Sale & Supply Agreement signed with NRL.
    May
    Loan agreement signed with Oil Industrial Development Board (OIDB).
  • Year 2009


    9th December
    Shri J K Singh Teotia took charge as 1st Managing Director of BCPL.
    November
    Commencement of field Construction jobs.
    May-October
    Recruitment of 1st Batch of Graduate Engineer Trainees and Executive Trainees through open recruitment process.
    License Agreement signed with the Licensors for ECU, LLDPE/HDPE & PP Units.
    January
    M/s Lummus, USA appointed as licensor for Ethylene Cracker Unit (ECU).
  • Year 2008

    2nd September
    M/s Lummus Novolen, Germany and M/s INEOS, UK appointed as licensors for Polypropylene Unit (PPU) and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)/High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Unit respectively. 22nd July
    Land acquisition completed for BCPL Plant, BCPL Township and CISF Township.
  • Year 2007

    15th October
    Gas Supply Agreement signed with ONGC.
    19th September
    Gas Supply Agreement signed with OIL.
    12th September
    Commencement of Business certificate issued.
    10th September
    Engineers India Limited appointed as Engineering & Project Management Consultant.
    9th April
    Foundation Stone of BCPL laid by then Hon’ble, Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at Lepetkata, Assam.
    1st February
    1st Board meeting of BCPL held in New Delhi.
    8th January
    Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) incorporated as a Joint Venture (JV) company.
Leading the Organisation towards SUCCESS
Shri B.C. Tripathi
CMD, GAIL (India) Ltd.
Chairman
Shri A.K. Singh
Managing Director
SHRI PRUTHIVIRAJ DASH
Director (Finance)
Ms. Aparna S Sharma
Joint Secretary, DCPC
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Govt.of India.
Director
Shri. R.K Dutta
Advisor to Govt. of Assam
Director
Shri Ravi Capoor, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Assam, Industries & Commerce Department.
Director
Shri Subir Purkayastha
Director (Finance), GAIL (India) Ltd.
Director
Smt. R.S. Borah
Director ( Finance), Oil India Ltd.
Director
Dr. C. Mahanta
Professor and Head, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Department
IIT Guwahati
Independent Director
Shri S K Barua
Managing Director
Numaligarh Refinery Limited
Director

GAIL
GAIL (India) Limited is the main promoter having 70% of equity participation
OIL
OIL having 10% share and ONGC will supply Natural Gas
NRL
With a 10% share, NRL will supply Naphtha
Govt. Of Assam
Having a 10% share ,Govt Of Assam has provided us with extensive support