Mangaluru, May 03, 2021: Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd ( MRPL) Will be establishing 5 oxygen generation plants in Dakshina Kannada and rest of Karnataka to support the state Goivernments fight against the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
As guided by MP Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel and District administration, MRPL will be setting up a 930 liters 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 Lakh for this initiative.
MRPL has already placed order for this unit on M/s Summits Hygronics Private Limited for a order value of Rs 1.12 Crores. This plant will be 56M3/Hr capacity (930 leters per minute). This system will have Compressors, PSA Tank, Filters, Tanks, Dryers etc and will ensure Oxygen Pressure of 4 bars with purity of 93 +- 3 which should be sufficient to meet the Medical Oxygen requirement.
In Addition MRPL will also be setting up 4 more Oxygen generation plants in four different places in the state of Karnataka as guided by Government of Karnataka. It is to be recalled that recently Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas functioning under Government of India had guided different Oil and Gas PSU ‘s to set up 28 Oxygen plants in Karnataka. Apart from these 4 plants of MRPL , MRPL’s parent company ONGC also will be setting up 2 more oxygen plants in needy locations of Karnataka.
Out of these plants, MRPL has already placed order for 2 plants of 530 Lters per 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, sanitizers, masks, travel arrangement fro migrant workers and food for unorganised sector and destitutes.
MRPL MD Shri M. Venkataesh has said that “ MRPL is committed to support 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.”