Kochi Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Website: http://www.bharatpetroleum.com/
  • Location: Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Capacity: 9.5 million tons/annum & 190,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU),
  • Diesel Hydro Desulphurization Unit (DHDS),
  • Kerosene Hydro Desulphurization Unit (KHDS),
  • Aromatic Block, Consisting of;
    • Naphtha Splitter Unit – NSU,
    • Naphtha Hydro Desulphurization Unit – NDHS,
    • Catalytic Reformer Unit – CRU
    • Aromatics Recovery Unit – ARU),
    • Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU).

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is delivered to an SPM Buoy system installed in a water depth of approximately 30 metres about 20 km offshore Cochin

Products Produced

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Naphtha, Gasoline, Kerosene, Aviation Turbine Fuel, Gas Oil, Fuel Oil and Asphalt

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

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History

  • 1966 - Refinery commissioned with a capacity of 50,000 barrels per day
  • 1973 - Expansion of Refinery from 50,000 to 70,000 barrels per day
  • 1985 - Expansion of Refinery from 70,000 to 90,000 barrels per day plus addition of FCC
  • 1995 - Expansion of Refinery from 90,000 to 150,000 barrels per day
  • 1997 - Revamp of Visbreaker Unit completed
  • 1999 - Expansion of Refinery from 150,000 to 190,000 barrels per day
  • 2000 - 2.0 Million TPA DHDS Project completed
  • 2010 - Refinery capacity increased to 190,000 barrels per day

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. India's BPCL plans 170,000 bpd refinery expansions
  3. Engineers India Refining References
  4. Punj Lloyd Refining References
  5. Bluewater Calm Buoy Mooring References
  6. Kochi Refineries Limited (KRL) awards SPM Buoy system contract to Bluewater

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