Union Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor reviews NRL projects

New Delhi: Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas's Secretary Tarun Kapoor (IAS) was on a two-day visit to Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to review the progress of major projects being undertaken by NRL including the refinery expansion project and the bio-refinery project in Assam.

Kapoor formally inaugurated Pragati Dwar, the doorway to the upcoming refinery expansion project site before proceeding on a recce of the site. He was accompanied by NRL's Chairman SC Mishra, Managing Director SK Barua, Director (Technical) BJ Phukan, Director (Finance) I Mittra and other senior officials of the company.
Kapoor along with Barua visited Dhansiri Mukh and took an hour boat ride on the Dhansiri to understand the canal and navigability of the Dhansiri river that would be used by NRL for transportation of Over Dimensional and Over Weight Consignments directly from the Vendor workshop for the expansion project.

The Secretary also visited the main control room of the refinery where he took stock of refinery operations. Thereafter he was taken to the Wax Slabbing Unit of the Wax Plant of NRL, the largest single unit of paraffin wax production in the country. He also visited the bio-refinery project site where he reviewed the progress of the bio-refinery. He was given a detailed presentation of the biorefinery project with live drone feed from the construction site. More than 1,700 project workers are presently engaged at various construction sites of NRL and ABRPL (Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt. Ltd,) following strict COVID-19 protocols.


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Later, the Secretary interacted with senior officials of NRL and launched the new corporate film of NRL. A brief presentation was made on the future outlook of the company through strategic initiatives. The Secretary expressed his satisfaction with the progress of major projects and assured his full cooperation in resolving issues for seamless execution of the projects.

Prior to reaching Numaligarh, he had a detailed discussion at Dispur with the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam Jishnu Baruah (IAS) and senior officials of Govt. of Assam on June 21 on various issues pertaining to the oil and gas industry in Assam. He was accompanied by NRL's MD SK Barua, Oil India Limited's Director (Operations) PK Goswami and representatives of oil companies including Indian Oil, ONCL Limited and IGGL.

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