Bharat Petroleum invests SGD806 million in polypropylene production

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has announced an investment of Rs. 5044 Crore (SGD806 million) in a Polypropylene (PP) Unit at Kochi Refinery, responding to India’s burgeoning demand for petrochemicals.

This project leverages the abundant Propylene feedstock at Kochi Refinery, and builds upon BPCL’s existing capabilities, with the operation of a Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Plant (PDPP) at Kochi Refinery. PDPP has been instrumental in producing critical import substitutes, including acrylic acid, acrylates, oxo-alcohol, and other niche petrochemicals.

The project is slated for completion in approximately 46 months, and will mark completion in 2026.