Present Crude Oil processing capacity of ERL is 1.5 million metric tonnes per year. In contrast, current demand of Petroleum Product (POL) stands nearly 6.5 million metric tonnes per year. In order to ensure energy security of the country the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) has accepted the construction of Unit-2 Project of ERL having 3.0 million metric tonnes of Crude Oil processing capacity. DPP of the project has been submitted to ministry. On implementation of the Unit-2 Project, Crude Oil Processing capacity of ERL will increase to 4.5 million metric tonnes per year and it will bring in the much needed equilibrium between demand and supply of petroleum products in the country. It will also ensure production of eco-friendly Motor Gasoline and Diesel Oil and will ensure energy security of the country.
Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation has signed a contract agreement with Technip, a french engineering company, for creating front end engineering design for the proposed ERL unit-2 on 18 January, 2017. The estimated cost of the contact is 371.81 crore. Technip will prepare the design and all related technical documents within 8 months. Technip also designed and installed existing unit of ERL back in 1968, which has a refining capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum.
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