The Visakha refinery of HPCL has stepped up safety measures and has so far completed 3.2 million man-hours of safe operations, according to a press release.
The refinery, with a capacity of 8.3 mmtpa of crude throughput, has executed the clean fuels project at a cost of Rs 2,205 crore, to supply quality MS petrol meeting the Euro-3 and Euro-4 specifications. The refinery has also commissioned a single point mooring facility earlier this year at the port to receive crude from very-large crude carriers, resulting in substantial savings in freight.
Visakha refinery is one of the few who have commissioned bitumen coastal loading facilities, adds the press release. It enables the refinery to move bitumen in bulk to different parts of the country and abroad.
The refinery is also adopting various energy-saving measures and taking up environmental conservation projects on a large scale.