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Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited is poised to emerge as dominant player in the field of Petrochemicals. Situated in Dibrugarh district, amidst lush tea gardens and the mighty river Brahmaputra flowing by the north bank of the town, the Petrochemical Complex is rooted in history of the state as the project is an outcome of the 1985 Assam Accord, aiming at the socio economic development of the entire North Eastern Region.

Chronology of Events at a glance:

Year 2016

  • 02nd January : With the commissioning of LLDPE/HDPE Unit, commissioning of entire Lepetkata Complex achieved.
  • 05th February : Dedication of BCPL Plant to the Nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • 21st February : Successful run of LLDPE (Film Grade LL0220) for the 1st time at 100% Design Load.
  • 11th March : Agreement signed with GAIL for marketing of BCPL Products and By-products.
  • 30th June : RCE-II approved by Ministry for Rs. 9965 Crore.
  • 14th July : Shri A K Singh took charge as 3rd Managing Director of BCPL.
  • August : PPU achieved 72 hours test run at 100% Design Load. LLDPE/HDPE plant achieved 72 hours test run at 100% Design Load.
  • November : ECU achieved 72 hours test run at 100 % Design Load. Utility Boiler-II commissioned at Captive Power Plant.
  • 4th December : GSU/C2+ Recovery Unit at Lakwa commissioned.
  • December : Highest monthly polymer despatched (14066 MT).

Year 2015
  • Gas Turbine Generator-II with Heat Recovery Steam Generator-II commissioned at Captive Power Plant.
  • March-April : Bagging and Palletizing Units commissioned.
  • April : GAIL Lakwa plant taken over by BCPL.
  • June : GSU/C2+ Recovery unit and PPU commissioned. 1st invoicing of PP by BCPL.
  • August : Railway Siding Unit commissioned.
  • 30th August : First Naphtha rake received from NRL and unloaded at Lepetkata.
  • 25th November : ECU commissioned.

Year 2014
  • Civil and structural works for the entire plant completed.
  • March :
      Hydrocarbon charged at GDU, Duliajan and subsequently gas brought up to the battery limit of Petrochemical Complex, Lepetkata.
      Commissioning of following units achieved:
      • Rich Gas and Lean Gas pipeline: Duliajan- Lepetkata – Duliajan.
      • Gas Turbine Generator-I with Heat Recovery Steam Generator-I & Utility Boiler-I at Captive Power Plant.
      • Plant Air, Instrument Air, Nitrogen Plant, Cooling Tower-I & II, Raw Water Treatment Plant and Demineralized Water Plant.
  • 16th October : Administrative Building inaugurated at Lepetkata.
  • BCPL received CRISIL A+/Stable credit rating.
  • Revised financial closure achieved by closure of loan with Punjab National Bank (PNB) led consortium and loan agreement signed with State Bank of India ( SBI) for Rs. 1699 Crore.

Year 2013
  • Pre-commissioning/commissioning activities started in Gas Dehydration Unit (GDU) Duliajan, Utilities & Offsite and GSU, Lepetkata.
  • May : Main Electrical Substation (SS-I) charged.
  • November : Recruitment of 1st Batch of Non-Management Cadre employees.

Year 2012
  • 11th January Shri P N Prasad took charge as 2nd Managing Director of BCPL.
  • : Ordering completed for all Equipment, Machineries and Works.

Year 2011
  • September : Induction of CISF contingent at BCPL, Lepetkata.
  • 16th November : Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Revised Project Cost Estimate (RCE-I).
  • Ordering completed for all the long lead/ critical items.

Year 2010
  • May : Loan agreement signed with Oil Industrial Development Board (OIDB).
  • 29th June : Naphtha Sale & Supply Agreement signed with NRL.
  • Construction of Bachelor Hostel-I & Guest House at BCPL Township and CISF Barracks & Armoury at CISF Township completed.

Year 2009
  • January : M/s Lummus, USA appointed as licensor for Ethylene Cracker Unit (ECU).
  • May : License Agreement signed with the Licensors for ECU, LLDPE/HDPE & PP Units.
  • May-October : Recruitment of 1st Batch of Graduate Engineer Trainees and Executive Trainees through open recruitment process.
  • November : Commencement of field Construction jobs.
  • 9th December : Shri J K Singh Teotia took charge as 1st Managing Director of BCPL.

Year 2008
  • 22nd July : Land acquisition completed for BCPL Plant, BCPL Township and CISF Township.
  • 02nd September : M/s Lummus Novolen, Germany and M/s INEOS, UK appointed as licensors for Polypropylene Unit (PPU) and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)/High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Unit respectively.

Year 2007
  • 8th January : Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) incorporated as a Joint Venture (JV) company.
  • 1st February : 1st Board meeting of BCPL held in New Delhi.
  • 9th April : Foundation Stone of BCPL laid by then Hon’ble, Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at Lepetkata, Assam.
  • 10th September : Engineers India Limited appointed as Engineering & Project Management Consultant.
  • 12th September : Commencement of Business certificate issued.
  • 19th September : Gas Supply Agreement signed with OIL.
  • 15th October : Gas Supply Agreement signed with ONGC.

 
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