HPCL's CDU to be revived shortly

Ch. R. S Sarma Visakhapatnam | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 15, 2017

The crude distillation unit-1 of HPCL’s Visakha Refinery, shut down on Friday night following a minor fire accident, is going to be revived soon, according to sources.

A senior official said here on Sunday, “It will start functioning after a damaged pipeline is replaced in a day or two.” An internal enquiry will go into the cause of the fire and the loss incurred.

Describing it as a ‘minor’ incident, the company said the fire was put out and unit shut down immediately. Precautions were taken to stop the spread of fire to other units at the refinery.

Visakha refinery is now implementing expansion of capacity from 8.33 million tonne to 15 million tonne with an investment of over Rs 21,000 crore after obtaining clearances from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The expansion project will be completed in four years.

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Published on January 15, 2017
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