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.
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.
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.
Chronology of Events at a glance:
December 20164th December
GSU/C2+ Recovery Unit at Lakwa commissioned.
Highest monthly polymer despatched (14066 MT).
November 2016ECU achieved 72 hours test run at 100 % Design Load. Utility Boiler-II commissioned at Captive Power Plant.
August 2016PPU achieved 72 hours test run at 100% Design Load. LLDPE/HDPE plant achieved 72 hours test run at 100% Design Load.
July 201614th July
Shri A K Singh took charge as 3rd Managing Director of BCPL.
June 201630th June
RCE-II approved by Ministry for Rs. 9965 Crore.
March 201611th March
Agreement signed with GAIL for marketing of BCPL Products and By-products.
February 20165th February
Dedication of BCPL Plant to the Nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Successful run of LLDPE (Film Grade LL0220) for the 1st time at 100% Design Load.
January 20162nd January
With the commissioning of LLDPE/HDPE Unit, commissioning of entire Lepetkata Complex achieved.
November 201525th November
August 2015Railway Siding Unit commissioned.
First Naphtha rake received from NRL and unloaded at Lepetkata.
June 2015GSU/C2+ Recovery unit and PPU commissioned. 1st invoicing of PP by BCPL.
April 2015GAIL Lakwa plant taken over by BCPL.
March-April 2015Bagging and Palletizing Units commissioned.
Year 2014Civil and structural works for the entire plant completed.
16th October : Administrative Building inaugurated at Lepetkata.
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 2013Pre-commissioning/commissioning activities started in Gas Dehydration Unit (GDU) Duliajan, Utilities & Offsite and GSU, Lepetkata.
Recruitment of 1st Batch of Non-Management Cadre employees.
Main Electrical Substation (SS-I) charged.
Year 2012Ordering completed for all Equipment, Machineries and Works.
Shri P N Prasad took charge as 2nd Managing Director of BCPL.
Year 2011Ordering completed for all the long lead/ critical items.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Revised Project Cost Estimate (RCE-I).
Induction of CISF contingent at BCPL, Lepetkata.
Year 2010Construction of Bachelor Hostel-I & Guest House at BCPL Township and CISF Barracks & Armoury at CISF Township completed.
Naphtha Sale & Supply Agreement signed with NRL.
Loan agreement signed with Oil Industrial Development Board (OIDB).
Shri J K Singh Teotia took charge as 1st Managing Director of BCPL.
Commencement of field Construction jobs.
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.
M/s Lummus, USA appointed as licensor for Ethylene Cracker Unit (ECU).
Year 20082nd 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 200715th October
Gas Supply Agreement signed with ONGC.
Gas Supply Agreement signed with OIL.
Commencement of Business certificate issued.
Engineers India Limited appointed as Engineering & Project Management Consultant.
Foundation Stone of BCPL laid by then Hon’ble, Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at Lepetkata, Assam.
1st Board meeting of BCPL held in New Delhi.
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) incorporated as a Joint Venture (JV) company.
DR. ASHUTOSH KARNATAK
SHRI A.K. SINGH
SHRI PRUTHIVIRAJ DASH
SHRI R.K DUTTA
DR. K.K DWIVEDI, IAS
SHRI S.K BARUA
Numaligarh Refinery Limited
SHRI MANOJ JAIN
SHRI PRANJIT DEKA
OIL India Limited