Guru Gobind Singh Refinery Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Refinery
  • Project Summary: The Guru Gobind Singh Refinery will be a zero bottoms, energy efficient, environment- friendly, high distillate yielding complex refinery that will be producing clean fuels and polypropylene by processing heavy, sour and acidic crudes.
  • Main Contractors:
    • Engineers India Limited (EIL): Engineering, procurement and construction for the refinery project.
    • Larsen & Toubro:
      • Residual process design, detailed engineering, procurement, supply, transportation, storage, fabrication, inspection, construction, installation, testing, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning and commissioning of two hydrogen units
      • Construction of Motor Spirit Block, Diesel Hydrotreater, Delayed Coker Unit, Vacuum Gas Oil Hydro Treater, FCC Unit, Poly Propylene Unit, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas units
    • Toyo India: Detailed Engineering, Construction Management and Procurement Services for the Sulphur Recovery Plant
    • Global Energy: Commissioning and Startup / Initial Operations
  • Licences:
    • Haldor Topsoe: Hydrogen Units

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Delayed Coker
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Continuous Catalytic Reformer
  • Diesel Hydrotreater Unit
  • Vacuum Gas Oil - Hydrotreater Unit
  • Hydrogen Units - 2 x 44000 TPA
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit - 2 X 300 TPD

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is to be supplied by a cross-country Crude Oil Pipeline (approx. 1014 km) from Mundra to Bathinda traversing through the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana

Products Produced

  • Liquid Products : Motor Spirit, High Speed Diesel, Superior Kerosene Oil, Aviation Turbine Fuel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Naphtha, Hexane, Mineral Turpentine Oil.
  • Solid Products : Pet Coke, Sulphur and Polypropylene.


  • 2005 - BP & HPCL sign agreement to build the refinery
  • 2006 - BP leaves the project and is replaced by Mittal
  • 2007 - the Punjab government put the long-delayed Guru Gobind Singh refinery project at Bhatinda back on track by signing a deed of assurance with the main contractor Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL).
  • 2007 - Financial closure reached on loan agreements for the project
  • 2011 - The Bhatinda refinery, received its maiden crude cargo from Saudi Arabia at the Mundra port on March 31
  • 2011 - Trial processing starts
  • 2012 - Opening ceremony held

Other Information

  • The partners are planning an IPO

Relevant Links

  1. BP and HPCL Sign Letter of Intent to Form a Refining and Marketing Joint Venture in India
  2. Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, Bhatinda, Punjab, India, Hydrocarbons Technology
  3. Sulphur Recovery Project on EPCM Basis for HPCL Mittal Energy Ltd, Bhatinda Refinery
  4. HPCL, Mittal plan IPO for Bathinda refinery in FY11
  5. India's HMEL set to commission 9 million mt/year Bhatinda refinery
  6. Engineers India expects Aug Bathinda refinery start
  7. Crude oil processing starts on trial basis at Bathinda refinery
  8. Technip Refining References
  9. L&T Bags Rs. 651 Crore Orders for Projects in Hydrocarbon Sector
  10. L&T wins Rs. 7,000 million refinery order from HPCL Joint Venture
  11. Commissioning Startup Of Grassroots Refinery India
  12. GGSRL- A Joint Venture of HPCL and Mital Investment achieves financial closure

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