Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated NRL’s Diesel Hydrotreater (DHDT ) plant at the Petroleum and Natural Gas Exhibition Pavilion of Global Investors’ Summit – Advantage Assam by digital unveiling of the plaque through remote device.
Also present on the occasion was Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Minister of Industries and Commerce Chandra Mohan Patowary, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Apart from them, the function was also attended by Secretary Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, KD Tripathi; NRL Managing Director SK Barua; NRL Director (Technical) BJ Phukan, a host of industry heads, distinguished personalities and officials from the oil and gas industry.
NRL’s DHDT Project has been implemented at a cost of Rs 1031 crore without any cost and time overrun.
Out of the aforesaid cost, the foreign exchange outgo has been to the tune of Rs 60 crore.
While the technology for the project is of Haldar Topsoe AS, Denmark while EIL (Engineers India Limited) was the EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) consultant for the project.
The project was mechanically completed on December 5, 2017 and was commissioned thereafter.
With the completion of this project, Numaligarh Refinery will now produce HSD (High Speed Diesel) conforming to Euro-IV and Euro-VI standards.