Essar Constructions (India) Limited (ECIL), a subsidiary of Essar Projects Limited, has secured a Rs186 crore contract from Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL) for laying 504km of a 930km, 24-inch crude oil pipeline.
ECIL secured the contract against stiff competition from nine Indian and foreign bidders. The complete length of the pipeline (930km) will stretch from Vadinar in Gujarat to Bina in Madhya Pradesh where BORL, a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and Oman Oil Corporation Limited, is putting up a refinery. ECIL will execute the longest section comprising three spreads that add up to 504km and stretch from Vadinar to the Gujarat-MP border.
The scope of work includes residual engineering, laying of the 24-inch pipeline, including building of dispatch terminal, intermediate pumping stations and sectionalizing valve stations.
ECIL, an ISO:9001 certified company, has executed various oil and gas pipeline projects and laid over 2,000km of hydrocarbon pipelines in the past 3 years alone for various oil and gas majors, like Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum and Gujarat State Petronet Corporation. Currently, the company is executing an additional 900km of pipeline projects. In addition, it has laid cross-country pipelines for providing drinking water and has extensive experience in the construction of land and marine pipelines. It is the only Indian company to have built and commissioned the world’s second longest iron ore slurry pipeline (267km) across some of the most difficult terrain.
About Essar Projects
Essar Projects Limited (EPL) is a 4,000-strong global engineering procurement and construction company headquartered in Dubai. It has offices in India and China. It provides complete construction solutions under one roof. It operates through four main divisions:
Essar Engineering Center: It specializes in detailed engineering and design required for executing large projects. With four centers in Chennai, Kolkata, Hazira and Mumbai, the center has a specialized technical staff of over 1,000 people, focused on the steel, power and hydrocarbon sectors.
Global Supplies: The Global Supplies team specializes in procurement. It has established excellent relationship with vendors across the globe, giving it the ability to procure materials required for project execution. Besides timely deliveries, the team can procure goods more economically.
Construction: This division has over four decades of experience in executing projects in involving industrial plants, civil & irrigation projects, laying of pipelines (both offshore and onshore), marine construction, and highways and expressways. It has executed projects worth more than USD 4 billion.
Heavy Engineering Services: Has modern facilities for manufacturing pressure vessels, reactors, vacuum vessels, cranes etc. This is strategically located on the waterfront at Hazira on the west coast of India.
EPL also owns a vast bank of sophisticated construction equipment used in large projects.