Essar Projects (EPIL) Pipelines & Terminals SBU, has been awarded a Rs 187crore pipeline contract by Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) for debottlenecking of a section of the Salaya-Mathura Crude Oil Pipeline.
The 800-km pipeline starts from Salaya in Gujarat, passes across the states of Rajasthan and Haryana and terminates at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. The project has been divided into two groups:
- Group A: 28” dia. x 403 km
- Group B: 28” & 24” dia. x 390 km approx.
EPIL secured the contract for Group A of the project against very stiff competition wherein the next lowest bidder was only marginally higher. The scope of work primarily comprises laying of a parallel 28” dia. x 403.5 km pipeline from Moda in Gujarat to Kot in Rajasthan; 12.6 km of OFC laying from Jamnagar to Moda, and associate station works at Moda and existing stations enroute. The contract is scheduled to be completed in one year.
Essar Projects is already executing another product pipeline contract, valued at Rs 243crore, for IOCL. The company was awarded the contract in February last year, for construction and laying of the 787km Paradip-Ranchi pipeline of various diametres, which runs through the states of Orissa, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand.