DIBRUGARH, Sept 19 - Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the HPG (hydrogenation of pyrolysis gasoline) second stage plant at the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) campus at Lepetkatta near here.
The HPG 2nd stage will be a 52,000 tonnes per annum plant and once executed, it will yield value added product leading to realisation of better margins, industry sources informed.
The overall cost of setting up of the HPG 2nd stage plant is estimated at Rs 125.99 crore.
The proposal for setting up a Butene-1 and HPG 2nd stage at Lepetkatta at a cost of Rs 386 crore has been approved by the Government of India. In the first phase, BCPL would set up the HPG 2nd stage plant at a cost of Rs 125.99 crore.
The BCPL was commissioned on January 2, 2016 at a cost of Rs 9,965 crore and was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister on February 5, 2016.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameswar Teli, Jorhat MP Topon Kumar Gogoi and MLAs from Dibrugarh district, besides Kashi Nath Jha, Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.