Commissioned in the year 2000 and built at a cost of US$ 886 million, PARCO Mid-Country Refinery (MCR) at Mahmoodkot near Multan has added 4.5 million tons per annum (100,000 BPD) to the country’s refining capacity. MCR was one of only five refineries built in the world at the beginning of the millennium and, therefore, can be called the latest in terms of generations.
PARCO’s Mid-Country Refinery (MCR) is the country’s most modern and largest operating refinery and employs critical processes involved in refining. The Refinery produces Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), High Octane Blending Component (HOBC), Kerosene, Jet Fuel (JP-1 & JP-4), High Speed Diesel (HSD), Light Speed Diesel (LDO), Furnace Oil (FO) and Sulphur. These products are being delivered to customers through Gantry Operation at MCR as well as via PARCO’s Mahmoodkot-Faisalabad-Machike (MFM) Pipeline System. MCR is capable of producing lead free Motor Gasoline of 90 Octane. . It produces fuel oil with low sulphur content meeting the international standards and has a Sulphur Recovery Unit with tail gas treatment to avoid pollution.
The Refinery has a refining capacity of 100,000 BPD of a mixed Arabian Light/Upper Zakhum/Murban crude slate, which is transported to the Refinery site by PARCO’s existing pipeline System from Karachi. MCR being a grassroots Refinery, has both primary and secondary processing facilities and supporting infrastructure, which allows the process units to operate in an efficient manner in order to produce the desired slate of products in an economic and flexible manner.
The primary control centre is the Main Control Room with a microprocessor-based Distributed Control System (DCS). In addition, three subsidiary control rooms collectively manage eleven On-site Process Units and Off-site/utilities and other permanent facilities with 46 tanks to store Crude Oil, intermediate feeds stocks and finished products besides other specific areas of the refinery.
Refinery’s Housing Complex
A high standard residential facility is provided to the employees and their families next to the Refinery, with all latest facilities like school, hospital, gymnasium, bowling alley, parks, mosque, auditorium, shopping center, sports complexes, cricket, hockey, football, and much more. The accommodation consists of a mix of houses, apartments, guest house and a fully operational club for fine dining and conducting various activities and family getogethers.