New Delhi: Sanjay Varma is new Director (Refinery) of MRPL (Mangalore Refinery Petrochemicals Limited). His appointment has been cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). The approval orders came in the late hours on Monday. He has been appointed on MRPL board with immediate effect till June 30, 2024, i.e. the date of his superannuation, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Prior to this, he was serving as Group General Manager in the same organisation.
Earlier, PSU Watch did a story, when Varma was recommended for the post of Director (Refinery) of MRPL by PESB panel on February 7. He was selected from the list of six candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel.
Sanjay Varma's Profile
Varma is a bachelor of engineering (Mechanical) from the Government Engineering College Jabalpur. He has a diversified experience of 30 years in Petroleum, Refining, Petrochemicals and Fertilizer sectors. He has rendered more than 25 years of service at MRPL, Mangalore with cross-functional work exposure in Project, Operations, Utilities, Materials and HSE. He has led as Group General Manager (Ile Refinery) for the last two years. He is on the Board of Mangalore STP Ltd (MSTPL) as MRPL Nominee Director. He has previously served in reputed organizations like Indo Gulf Fertiliser, Jagdishpur, UP and Reliance Industries Limited (Petrochemical Division) Hazira, Gujarat before joining MRPL.
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL)
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is an oil refinery at Mangalore and is a subsidiary of ONGC, set up in 1988. The refinery is located at Katipalla, north from the centre of Mangalore city. The refinery was established after displacing five villages of Bala, Kalavar, Kuthetoor, Katipalla, and Adyapadi. The refinery has a versatile design with high flexibility to process crudes of various API gravity and with a high degree of automation. MRPL has a design capacity to process 15 million metric tonnes per annum and is the only refinery in India to have two hydrocracker-producing premium diesel (high cetane). It also has a Polypropylene unit with a capacity of 4,40,000 MT/annum. It is also the only refinery in India to have two CCRs producing unleaded petrol of high octane. Currently, the refinery is processing about 14.65 million tonnes of crude per year and had a turnover of US$9 billion during FY2018-19.
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