IndianOil Board gives its nod for Gujarat Refinery expansion by 4.3 MMTPA

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By Sarkaritel August 4, 2017 09:50

IndianOil Board gives its nod for Gujarat Refinery expansion by 4.3 MMTPA


New Delhi, Aug. 4: The IndianOil Board, in its meeting on 3rd August 2017, gave Stage-I approval for expansion of the Corporation’s Gujarat Refinery from the existing 13.7 to 18 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) of crude oil processing capacity at an estimated cost of Rs. 15,034 crore. The project to augment the Refinery’s capacity by 4.3 MMTPA will help meet the growing demand for products in the region.

The highlight of the project will be the proposed upfront execution of a new 15-MMTPA Atmospheric Vacuum Unit (AVU) with associated utilities to replace the 4 Atmospheric Units and 2 Vacuum Units installed at various stages of the refinery’s phase-wise capacity expansion starting from 1965. After many years in service and being old in design and small in capacity, these units are no longer energy-efficient.

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By Sarkaritel August 4, 2017 09:50