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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited
  • Website: http://www.nocl.co.in/
  • Wiki Page: Cuddalore Tamil Nadu Refinery
  • Location: Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Capacity: 6,0 million tons/annum & 120,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 8.74
  • Project Stage:
  • Expected Completion: 2012
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Relocation of an existing refinery from Germany
  • Project Summary:
  • Main Contractors:
    • Punj Lloyd setting up of Crude and Vacuum Distillation units, Gasoline and saturated gas plant and Catalytic Hydro-De Sulphurization and Isomerization Units.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation unit
  • Catalytic Hydro-De Sulphurization
  • Isomerization Unit
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Unit
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Diesel Hydrodesulphurization Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • The refinery will produce auto fuels that will meet Indian and international specifications (Euro III & Euro IV)


  • 2006 - Site preparation began
  • 2010 - Punj Lloyd awarded assembly contract
  • 2012 - Trafigura invests USD250M to acquire 24% of the project

Other Information

  • The refinery is Mobil's former Woerth refinery from Germany, which was closed down in 1995

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