Pipeline

HPCL MITTAL PIPELINES LTD.

HPCL-Mittal Pipelines Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited. The Company (HMEL) is a Joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited- a Government of India Enterprise engaged in the business of oil refining and marketing and Mittal Energy Investments Pte Ltd – a Lakshmi N Mittal Group Company and a 100% subsidiary of Mittal Investments S.a.r.l, Luxembourg.
 
HPCL-Mittal Pipelines Limited operates business related to crude oil receipt, its storage and cross-country transportation. The Mundra - Bathinda Pipeline transports crude oil from Mundra, Gujarat to HMEL’s Guru Gobind Singh Refinery at Bathinda, Punjab. 
 
HMPL CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES
 
  • Single Point Mooring System (SPM), 10 kms from the shore in the Gulf of Kutch to unload crude oil from ocean tankers. 
  • An offshore / onshore pipeline of approximately 10 kms offshore section and 6.45 kms onshore section to transfer the crude oil from the SPM to the Crude Oil Terminal (COT).
  • A Crude Oil Terminal (COT) situated approximately 16.45 kms away from the SPM, and having storage capacity of 8,40,000 KL at Mundra  in Gujarat, India.
  • Crude oil is received at Mundra through the SPM system and transported to refinery through a cross country pipeline ( Mundra Bhatinda pipeline ) traversing through Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana & Punjab state of India. 
  • A 1,017 km long Mundra Bhatinda pipeline, has 27 sectionalization valve stations (SV stations) and five Intermediate pumping stations. At present only one Intermediate pumping station at Dhansa, Rajasthan is operating. Other four intermediate pumping stations are designed to  cater to the future expansion of the refinery from 9MMTPA to 18 MMTPA. 
  • Mundra Bathinda Pipeline route passes through the coastal plains & saline mud flats of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, dry cultivation fields and; eastern fringe of Thar Desert in Rajasthan and Ghagghar Flood Plains in Haryana - crossing 24 rivers and 51 canals along the route up to the refinery premises at Bathinda in Punjab.
  • Receiving Terminal, Bhatinda has a storage capacity of 2,40,000 KL. 
 
STATE OF ART TECHNOLOGIES
 
  • An Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) is laid along side the pipeline for telecommunication and data transfer between all the stations along the route of the pipeline. 
  • SCADA system is installed in MBPL to monitor pipeline operation parameters round the clock. 
  • World class control rooms equipped with all modern, state of art technologies at COT-Mundra, IPS3-Dhansa and RT- Bhatinda. 
  • Established CP system at MBPL to check the integrity and robost pipeline. 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND PROTECTION
 
  • As a part of environmental protection, an Effluent Treatment Plant has been provided at COT for effleuent treatment generated at the dispatch terminal before release. A 30 m wide belt around the COT and up to 25% of dedicated land for all intermediate pumping stations is provided for developing a green belt.
  • A Disaster Control and Management Plan is in place to control and manage any disaster.