Next large polypropylene line planned / New refinery with downstream capacities in southeast India
A plant using "Novolen" technology (Photo: McDermott)
India's PP expansions are advancing again. Chennai Petroleum (CPCL, Chennai, Tamil Nadu / India;, which is a subsidiary of Indian Oil (IOCL, New Delhi;, will set up a PP line at its site in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, in the southeastern part of the country.

The company is planning to expand capacity output at its refinery from 1m t/y to 9m t/y. Propylene will come from the refinery's fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), which will be converted to PP.

The facility is designed to have a capacity of 475,000 t/y. It will be built to have "Novolen" technology licensed by McDermott (Houston, Texas / USA;, like IOCL's planned lines at other locations – see of 07.01.2019. Production is scheduled to start in 2024.

According to's Polyglobe database (, IOCL will rise to become a top 10 Asian PP producer. India's total PP capacity is now set to approach the 9m t/y mark in the coming five years.

27.05.2019 [242580-0]
Published on 27.05.2019
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