NRL executing one of the world’s longest HDD projects across Ganga River

This is the longest HDD crossing of the Ganga River for a 26-inch diameter pipeline in India and likely the third largest in the world.

NRL executing one of the world’s longest HDD projects across Ganga River

New Delhi: Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has achieved a significant engineering milestone by executing one of the world’s longest HDD projects across the Ganga River for our Paradip Numaligarh Crude Pipeline (PNCPL) project.

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This remarkable feat involved drilling a 4027 RM length HDD for a 26-inch diameter pipeline, completed in a record 78 days. This is the longest HDD crossing of the Ganga River for a 26-inch diameter pipeline in India and likely the third largest in the world! 

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Our PNCPL project, part of the Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP), involves laying a 1,635 km cross-country pipeline from Paradip Port in Odisha to Numaligarh in Assam, expanding our refinery's capacity from 3.0 MMTPA to 9.0 MMTPA. 

Special thanks to our dedicated team and partners for making this achievement possible. 

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