The BS-VI upgradation project, worth around ₹1,830 crores, will facilitate the production of ultra-pure environment-friendly BS-VI grade fuel (with sulfur content less than 10 PPM), The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a release.
The seawater desalination plant, set up at a cost of around ₹680 crores, will help reduce dependency on fresh water and ensure a regular supply of hydrocarbons and petrochemicals throughout the year. Having a capacity of 30 million liters per day (MLD), the plant converts seawater into water required for the refinery processes, it added.
Besides these two projects in Mangaluru, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate a project worth over ₹280 crores for the mechanization of berth-14 for handling containers and other cargo, undertaken by the New Mangalore Port Authority.
The mechanized terminal will increase efficiency and reduce the turnaround time, pre-berthing delay, and dwell time in the port by around 35 %, thus giving a boost to the business environment. Phase I of the project has been successfully completed, thereby adding over 4.2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to the handling capacity, which would further increase to over 6 MTPA by 2025.