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Deepak Gupta assumes charge as Director (Projects) of GAIL

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New Delhi: Deepak Gupta has assumed charge as Director (Projects) of GAIL (India) Limited, a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG), on February 12, 2022. Prior to this, he was working as Executive Director (Projects), Engineers India Limited (EIL). Gupta is a Mechanical Engineer, a Delhi College of Engineering alumnus, with more than 31 years of rich and diverse experience in Oil and Gas Sector encompassing Project Management, Construction Management and Business Development functions.

Gupta has assumed charge of the post, a day after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), had cleared his appointment. According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Gupta has been appointed to the post for a period of five years with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post, or till the date of his superannuation, or until further orders, whichever is the earlier.

GAIL is implementing the expansion of its pipeline network by over 5,600 km at an investment of over Rs 25,000 crore in the next few years. GAIL owns a cross country network of natural gas pipeline operations for nearly 14,000 km. GAIL owns and operates over a 2,000 km network of LPG transmission pipelines and has five gas processing units producing LPG and Liquid Hydrocarbons.

Gupta is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the PMI, USA and has comprehensive and extensive experience in project management of refinery, petrochemical and pipeline projects from concept to commissioning and has led the execution of several successful projects in India in all modes of project implementation. He has successfully collaborated with multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams across geographies for implementing highly complex and challenging oil and gas projects.

In EIL, he was at the forefront in leading the implementation of the multi-billion dollar 650 KBPSD Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Project in Nigeria, the largest single-train grass-root refinery in the world, which is also the largest refinery complex under implementation in the African continent. Besides this mammoth project, he has also led the implementation of one of the largest Polymer facilities for HMEL at Bhatinda and the upcoming maiden Refinery Project in Mongolia. Besides the above, he has made a significant contribution as part of team EIL that is credited with the successful implementation of the petrochemical expansion project at Pata for GAIL and the PFCC Unit of MRPL Phase-III expansion project at Mangalore.

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