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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight
Project: Vishakapatnam (Visakh) Refinery Expansion Project
Location: Visakhapatnam, India
Operator: HPCL
Cost: $9 B
Capacity: 9 MMtpy
Completion date: 2020-2021
Status: Planning
Project: EPCL PVC Plant Project
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Operator: Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited
Cost: $90.8 MM
Capacity: 100 Mtpy
Completion date: 2020
Status: Proposed