Minor landslide affects MRPL’s operations

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on August 19, 2019

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has resorted to a safety shutdown of its phase-3 units following a minor landslide in the area.

The company had informed stock exchanges on Monday that the refinery was affected by a minor landslide following the intense rains in Dakshina Kannada district.

MRPL said it has shut down the phase-3 process units of the refinery as a precautionary measure.

Phases 1 and 2 of the refinery complex as well as the product despatch facilities remain unaffected and are operating normally, it said.

M Venkatesh, Managing Director of MRPL, told BusinessLine that a small section of the pipe rack collapsed in the refinery complex leading to structural instability. He said it is a mechanical and process emergency.

Stating that the company has resorted to a safety shutdown of phase-3 units, he said MRPL is now trying to get a solution from Engineers India Ltd (EIL).

“EIL is already at the site and solutions are being worked out. It should not take us long to come back,” he added.

Published on August 19, 2019

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