Mangaluru: Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd ( MRPL) will establish five oxygen generation plants in Dakshina Kannada and the rest of Karnataka to meet oxygen demands in the state
It is a joint venture between MRPL and Shell named Shell MRPL Aviation (SMA)
Under the guidance of State President Nalin Kumar Kateel, MRPL will be setting up a 930 litres per minute plant in government Wenlock Hospital.
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 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 is sufficient to meet the medical oxygen requirement.
Apart from these, MRPL’s parent company ONGC will be setting up two more oxygen plants in Karnataka.