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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Essar Oil
  • Website:
  • Location: Vadinar in Jamnagar, Gujarat, on India's West Coast
  • Capacity: 20 million tons/annum & 400.000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 11.6
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large, high complexity refinery capable of producing modern specification fuels

Refining Units

Million Tons/year

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • VDU
  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Amine Wash & Regeneration 400 T/D*
  • Visbreaker 1.9
  • CCR 0.9
  • Naphtha Hydrotreater 1.36
  • Diesel Hydrotreater 3.3
  • FCCU / UGS 2.9
  • Kerosene Treating Unit 0.63
  • Gasoline Treating Unit 0.5
  • Saturated LPG Treating Unit 0.28
  • UNSAT. LPG Treating Unit 0.29
  • FCC FGD - Sulphur Recovery Unit 2x220 T/D
  • Sour Water Stripper Unit 166 M3/hr

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery uses a range of different crude oils
  • Heavy Mangala Crude Oil is supplied through a dedicated heated and insulated pipeline system from the oil fields in India‚Äôs western state of Rajasthan.

Products Produced

  • Produces middle distillates like aviation turbine fuel, kerosene oil and high-speed diesel, as well as LPG and transport fuels conforming to Euro III and Euro IV product quality standards.
  • The majority of current exports are fuel oil which has been displaced in the domestic market by natural gas.

Ongoing Projects

  • For details see Vadinar Refinery Project
  • Essar Oil is in the process of increasing this refining capacity to 680,000 barrels per day (34 MTPA).
  • Post expansion the refinery will have a Nelson Complexity of 12.8 with capability of processing tougher crudes and producing petroleum products of very high quality, meeting Euro V standards.

Other Information

  • The refinery is fully integrated with its own dedicated 120 MW co-generation power plant, port and terminal facilities. It includes rail-car and truck loading facilities and a Single Point Mooring (SPM) capable of handling vessels up to 350, 000 DWT with a marine product dispatch capacity of 14 MTPA.


  • 1996 - ABB won a contract for the overall project management in the construction of the entire refinery complex
  • 2012 - Expansion project completed
  • 2012 - Optimisation increases capacity to 20 million tpa

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