Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24:
An exhibition on Paradip refinery opened at Saheed Nagar Puja ground in the Odisha capital today. The exhibition displays the extraordinary execution of the 15-MMTPA refinery project on the sea shore of Paradip which is country’s 23rd and IndianOil’s 11th refinery.
The visitor shall learn about these special construction efforts and the world-class technology installed in the refinery as well as the growth of IndianOil over the last 50 years and more.
While declaring the exhibition open today for the public, Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), IndianOil, said that the refinery shall be playing a critical role in the growth of the region, spurring trade-related activities.
Ramjee Ram, Executive Director (In-Charge), Paradip Refinery, and K K Sharma, GM (Odisha State Office), IndianOil, were also present on the occasion.
During the construction, the IndianOil team of engineers had to face the Nature’s fury of cyclone ‘Phailin’ and Hudhud, but the refinery infrastructure or the labour colonies did not sustain any major damage, bearing testimony to world-class engineering and construction standards. At the peak time of construction, nearly 35000-40,000 people were working round-the-clock on the project, braving inhospitable weather conditions.
The refinery that lies at about 5 km south west of Paradip Port, is divided into two parts by a water body named Santra Creek.