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HPCL commissions Palanpur-Vadodara Pipeline

HPCL has commissioned Palanpur-Vadodara Pipeline & Vadodara Marketing Terminal as part of MDPL Capacity Expansion and PVPL Extension Project
Mumbai: State-run HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) has successfully commissioned Palanpur-Vadodara Pipeline, or PVPL, and Vadodara Marketing Terminal as part of MDPL Capacity Expansion and PVPL Extension Project. The project has been commissioned within approved cost and scheduled period of completion. The foundation stone of this prestigious project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 22, 2017, at Vadodara.

Part of Palanpur-Vadodara Pipeline is under River Sabarmati

The 18-inch diameter, 235-km multi product pipeline with a system capacity of 8 MMTPA has many feathers in its cap and among these, the most notable is the successful execution of India’s longest 18” Diameter Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) across river Sabarmati and ravines, spanning 2,239 meters. The Greenfield Marketing Terminal at Vadodara has 2.1 Lakh KL Storage capacity with fully automated Rail and Road Tanker loading facilities.

The pipeline will deliver petrol products to Gujarat, MP and Maharashtra

The Palanpur-Vadodara Pipeline, along with Vadodara marketing Terminal, shall be a boon for delivering petroleum products to the markets of South Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and part of Maharashtra. With the upcoming HRRL Refinery in Barmer, Rajasthan, PVPL facilities will further act as a game changer in the evacuation of refinery product and meeting the demands of Central India markets with dynamic pricing scenarios.

The backdrop

The total approved cost of the project was Rs 1,879 crore, out of which Rs 1,769 crore was be invested in Gujarat. The project was expected to provide direct/indirect employment to nearly 1,200 persons during construction, and 300 persons during the operations and maintenance phase. The project involves capacity expansion of the existing Mundra Delhi pipeline from five to eight MTPA by constructing additional booster pump stations at Bhachau, Palanpur in Gujarat, and at Pindwara in Rajasthan.