BPCL preparing Rs300cr pipeline tender

Vol 17, PW 21 (05 Jun 14) News in Brief

Bharat Petroleum will issue a PMC tender by November for a Rs300cr ($51m) project to re-route parts of a 1500-km multi-product pipeline from its Mumbai refinery to Bijwasan in Delhi.

A new 45-km section in Maharashtra, including 3-km under Vashi creek and 2-km under the Ulhas River, will go from Agarwadi village to Janval village in Thane. “We will re-route the pipeline as a safety measure as it is 17 years old,” says a BPCL source.

He explains the pipeline runs through densely populated areas making it difficult to repair. More than 50% of the petrol, diesel and kerosene from the Mumbai refinery is transported through this pipeline.

“We need 30 to 35 statutory clearances before issuing a PMC tender,” we learn. The pipeline stretch will have a sectionalising valve (SV) station and four hand-operated valves (HOV).

BPCL will lay the pipeline in 30 months along roads and highways to avoid RoU problems when using farmland.

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