MRPL to support Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka meet oxygen demand

Media Release

Mangaluru, May 3: Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd ( MRPL) will be establishing five oxygen generation plants in Dakshina Kannada and the rest of Karnataka to support the state governments fight against the second wave of the Covid pandemic.

As guided by MP Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel and the district administration, MRPL will be setting up a 930 litres per minute plant in government Wenlock Hospital.

Shell MRPL Aviation (SMA) which is a joint venture between MRPL and Shell will be contributing Rs 75 lac for this initiative.

MRPL MD M Venkatesh

MRPL has already placed an order for this unit on M/s Summits Hygronics Private Limited for an order value of Rs 1.12 crore. This plant will be a 56M3/Hr capacity (930 litres per minute). This system will have compressors, PSA tank, filters, tanks, dryers etc. and will ensure oxygen pressure of four bars with a purity of 93+-3 which should be sufficient to meet the medical oxygen requirement.

In addition, MRPL will also be setting up four more oxygen generation plants in four different places in the state as guided by the Government of Karnataka. It is to be recalled that recently Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas functioning under the Government of India had guided different Oil and Gas PSU‘s to set up 28 oxygen plants in Karnataka. Apart from these four plants of MRPL, MRPL’s parent company ONGC also will be setting up two more oxygen plants in needy locations of Karnataka.

Out of these plants, MRPL has already placed an order for two plants of 530 litres/minute generation capacity at a value of Rs 1.4 crore for the two plants.

During the first Covid wave, MRPL had supported district administration with food kits, sanitisers, masks, travel arrangement for migrant workers and food for the unorganised sector and destitute.

MRPL MD M Venkatesh said, "MRPL is committed to supporting the citizens of our district, state and nation at large during this unprecedented crisis and we shall back wholeheartedly the endeavours of honourable MOPNG and honourable MP and the district administration.”








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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    It is known fact that all projects executed by MRPL are delayed too much. Their phase#3 refinery expansion project was initiated by the then PM Shri. Hon. Manamohana Singhji in the year 2006 but the project could complete by 2015. Yet MRPL could not start their desalination water project and it is moving in snail's phase. So new O2 units also would face similar issues.

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  • S N Bangs, Thannirubhavi

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Order is placed by for the plants now. When is oxygen will be available? After Corona is finished?

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Dear Sri, You voted for the Government for . Temple. NRC. Common civil code. Beef Ban. GST. Pakistan which your leader has fulfilled.

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  • Govinda Kamath, Goregaon Mumbai

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Very good decision.

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  • Ram Charan, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 04 2021

    But please tell us when the plant will be in operation and start producing oxygen- now or in the month of June? So many have offered to supply plants, but all will be operational in the month of June. When the second wave is raging now, life saving oxygen is required right now.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Great work MRPL. Super power like India lagging in oxygen generation is really unfortunate. I think this requirement is only for time being and not permanent

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 04 2021

    India is super power, wat a comedy, more than 50% people ofthe country is under poverty, do not have basic fecilities like hospitals health centre, still entire country is not able to provide toilets, house education ,public distribution of food and other basic requirements, India is super power Indian PM has got hitecch flights worth 10 thousand crore, bmw car ,24 hrs hitech top secuirity and luxury felicities ,

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 04 2021

    May God Bless ...

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    This will be ready next year what about now

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Tue, May 04 2021

    NDM was planning to sell all public sector undertakings to private. Now during Covid 19 panademic he wants these PSU to provide oxgen tanks,ventillators to government hospitals. Where is Adani who has purchased Mangaluru airport, New Mangaluru seaport, Nandikoor thermal and gas pipeline of coastal districts ?

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Tue, May 04 2021

    GO and ASK MODI where you voted them ??? to sell your property ! Why MODI can give idea of getting gas from GUTTER why cant he find a solution of getting OXYGEN !!!!

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