New Delhi: Sanjay Varma is set to be the next Director (Refineries) of Mangalore Refineries & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a Miniratna PSU under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Varma's name has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Friday. He is currently serving as Group General Manager (GGM) in the same organisation.
Varma has been recommended for the post of Director (Refineries) of MRPL from a list of six candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. Including Varma, five candidates were from MRPL and one candidate was from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
There were five more candidates from MRPL, who were interviewed by the selection panel. And one candidate was from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
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.