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Here is May update on the Essar Vadinar Refinery which still seems to be following path of its Gujarat neighbor Reliance Jamnagar Refinery for a rapid expansion & coker additions. It also mentions Trippling Power Plant Capacity & the purchase of UK Stanlow Refinery (also see post 4/11 Essar spend $300k Stanlow).
It is very similar to previous Mar/Apr updates (one PTI 4/5 & one OGJ 3/28) about the continued Essar Vadinar expansion although the coker addition is not mentioned per sae – it does talk about increase complexity ~doubling and capacity refinery tripling.
The refinery has completed its Phase 1 $1.8B expansion from 10.8 MM mtpy (210 MBD) to the 14 MM mtpy (320MBD), later 18 (375MBD) and 20 MM mtpy (410-415 MBD) it talks about here by Sept 2012 with a complexity increase to 11.8 with an unmentioned coker addition (but was mentioned OGJ S/D plans) for Phase 1. The previous mentioned licensors for added units were UOP, Jacobs Engr. & ABB.
Doesn’t mention the delayed Phase II $4.8B expansion to 20MM mtpy by 2013/14 or the later expansion 34 MM mtpy (680 MBD)), with another coker addition to maintain the complexity increase.