India’s Gail to build US$1.2 bn PP complex in Usar

Gail India has approved the revival of an existing LPG plant in Usar, Maharashtra, and converting it into a polypropylene (PP) complex.

The planned capacity of the PP complex will be 500,000 tonnes/year and it will be built with an estimated investment of US$1.2 billion.

This is India’s first such PP complex that would be using Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) technology for production of propylene integrated with the downstream PP unit.

The PP complex is expected to be commissioned by FY 2023-24 and the project is proposed to be financed through a mix of internal generations and external debts.

Gail operates in India and abroad as a natural gas transmission company. It was founded in 1984 and is based in New Delhi, India. The company operates in segments such as Transmission Services, Natural Gas Marketing, Petrochemicals, LPG and Other Hydrocarbons of Liquid, and Other. It is involved in power transmission, distribution, and marketing of natural gas, distribution of city gas, fertilizer, and other sectors. The company also sources, markets, and trades  liquefied natural gas (LNG); markets liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane, pentane, naphtha, MFO, propylene, and hydrogenated C4 mix; and manufactures petrochemicals such as high-density polyethylene and low-density linear polyethylene.