Industrial Info is tracking 188 Petroleum Refining Industry projects worth $9.23 billion in India that are slated to kick off construction in 2017.


One of the high-dollar projects set for kickoff next year is Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) $400 million crude distillation Unit 3 addition at the Jamnagar Refinery Special Economic Zone in Gujarat. Part of the J-4 Expansion Project, construction of the 406,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) unit is expected to start in July, with completion in July 2019. RIL expects to pick an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm in January.


Meanwhile, Essar Oil Limited has received capital approval for the 90,000-BBL/d Fluid Catalytic cracker (FCC) Unit 2 at its 405,000-BBL/d Vadinar Refinery in Gujarat, and expects construction to kick off to begin next September, with completion in September 2019. Essar expects to pick to select an EPC firm in December.


Also next September, Indian Oil Corporation Limited expects to kick off construction of a sulfur complex addition at its 160,000-BBL/d refinery in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The $250 million project includes construction of three sulfur recovery units (each with a capacity of 330 tonnes per day), a 50-tonne-per-hour sour water stripper and a 600-tonne-per-hour amine regeneration unit. The additions are part of a residue upgrade & distillate yield improvement project. Engineers India Limited (EIL) is working on the project.


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