Adani Group came near to the State Bank of India (SBI) for a loan worth Rs 13,000 crore to build a new plant in state of Gujarat. The new facility is being planned to manufacture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from coal, a Mint report stated. The total cost of setting up the project is expected around Rs 20,000 crore. The application for the PVC plant comes just days after Adani Group secured a loan worth Rs 6,071 crore for a new copper refinery at Mundra, on June 26. It was secured by one of the subsidiaries of the group, Kutch Copper Limited. In March, the Gautam Adani-led group also secured a Rs 12,700 crore loan for a greenfield international airport project at Navi Mumbai from SBI. The loan was taken by Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (NMIAL), which is another subsidiary of the group.
The loan was observed by SBI and sold to other lenders. “Similarly, the bank is also planning to come up with a plan to underwrite the PVC plant loan in future, retaining just Rs 7,000 crore out of the total loan amount, the Mint report stated. Other lenders will also, reportedly, evaluate the loan proposal to see if they could take over some exposure.“
The plant is expected to be a part of Adani Group’s plans to develop a petrochemical cluster at Mundra. It will have a production capacity of 2,000-kilo tons per annum (KTPA) and will make products like emulsion PVC, suspension PVC and chlorinated PVC.
The company, in its annual report for 2021-22, had stated that a total capacity of 2 million metric tones of PVC will be developed at Mundra, in a phased manner. The 2,000 KTPA project will be completed in the first phase and is expected to be commissioned by 2029.