Guru Gobind Singh Refinery – Bhatinda

Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (GGSR) project in Bhatinda, in the Punjab region of India, has been undertaken to boost India’s refined hydrocarbon product capacity with crude oil prices continuing to rise, India needs to be able to produce enough refined fuel products for the domestic market and, as in other Asian countries, have enough capacity for exporting.

Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (GGSR) is a private sector refinery owned by HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) , a joint venture between HPCL and Mittal Energy Investment Pte Ltd, Singapore, a company owned by L N Mittal. It is located in village Phullokhari at distance of 2 Km from Raman Mandi, Bathinda, Punjab, India. It is the tenth biggest refinery in India.

Originally, the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery was to be set up under a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC), with each holding 26%. However, Saudi Aramco withdrew to team up with Shell for a separate downstream venture.

PSIDC then approached ExxonMobil of the US. Two other refineries were underway: RIL’s 27mtpa refinery at Jamnagar and Essar Oil’s 12mtpa refinery at Vadinar. Also, Petronet India planned a 2,290km cross-country pipeline to cater to north and central India. ExxonMobil believed there was no market and withdrew in February 1999.

Leading companies such as Petronas and Birlas were not interested in partnering with HPCL on the project. BP had been involved in the project, but dropped out in June 2006. HPCL intended to complete the project without any foreign involvement. However, Mittal Energy had been given clearance to invest in the project.

Process automation has been at the heart of VRC Construction’s strategic vision in building a smart refinery. Leveraging the latest technology and partnering with the best gives us superior operational performance and profitability with strict adherence to safety and environment standards. VRC Constructions awarded with the Civil Structural and piping job at Guru Gobind Singh refinery, Bhathinda. Our Group has completed construction at the cost of 232 crores. In a span of 3 year VRC Group has completed the given task within the time with the help of dedicated team.

VRC Constructions (India) Private Limited was tasked with the completion of supplementary mechanical works in the DFCU Area for the Guru Gobind Singh Polymer Addition Project in Bathinda. The project was commissioned by M/s HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited and started on 25 December 2020. The scope of work included the installation of various mechanical components such as pipes, valves, and tanks required for the polymer addition project.

The project was successfully completed by VRC Constructions (India) Private Limited by 24 March 2022, within the allocated budget of 35.87 crores. The company’s skilled and experienced team of engineers, project managers, and technicians were able to ensure that the project was completed on time and to the highest standards of quality and safety. The completion of the project is expected to contribute to the production of high-quality polymers, thereby supporting the growth of the petrochemical industry in the region.

The Micrograding Works at GGS Refinery site is a project of M/s HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited, which was completed by VRC Constructions (India) Private Limited. The project involved creating a smooth and level surface for construction work for the Guru Gobind Singh Polymer Addition Project in Bathinda. The project started on November 19, 2020, and was successfully completed by October 30, 2022, at an estimated cost of 19.07 crores. The project improved the overall infrastructure of the refinery site, ensuring efficient and safe construction work.

Name of the Project Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, Bhatinda
Work Executed By VRC Constructions (India) Private Limited
Location Bhatinda, Punjab
Construction Cost (in INR) INR 286.94 crores
Segment Refinery
Sub-Segment Civil, Structural & U/G Piping works
Sector Private Partnership
Construction Start Date 2018
Latest Status Completed

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