Thursday, March 22, 2012

Essar Refinery Expansion - Units Commissioned

Essar Oil Ltd had commissioned two additional units of its flagship Vadinar Refinery in Jamnagar , this steps are progression of its Rs 8,300 crore expansion plan..

Stating the details, Essar spokesman explained the additions , one vacuum gas oil hydrotreating unit (VGOHDT) and the Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) are commissioned at Jamnagar refinery complex, this will help Essar refinery to be better at Nelson index and increase the refining margin for better profitability.

Essar has also commissioned an effluent treatment plant (ETP) as part of the Phase-I expansion project. Only thing remained to be commissioned is the Coker unit and then the expansion will be completed.
With this expansion Essar will achieve 18 MTPA or 3.75 lakh barrels per day capacity. Increased Nelson index will be 11.8 form existing 6.1, new unit will also produce naphtha, kerosene and gas oil (diesel).

Managing director and CEO, Essar Oil, LK Gupta said the Vadinar Refinery, would be among the world's most complex refineries, capable of producing fuels that met the world's most stringent emission norms.

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