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Here is update on the Coker addition at IOC Gujarat Refinery (also know as Koyali Refinery) in Vadodara and its Resid upgrading project. Flowserve will supply IOC with the coke cutting system for the project and the project is still targeted for completion at end of 2009 with commissioning date of Jan 2010.
Foster Wheeler was awarded the coke technology license in 2007 for Koyali-Gujarat’s 3.7 million mtpa coker (charge rate ~60 MBD). IOC’s refineries at Digboi (Assam), Guwahati(Assam), Panipat(Haryana) and Baraunit(Bihar) all have coking units. The Grassroots Paradip-Orissa Coking Refinery project also had a Foster Wheeler 2007 award for coker (that had estimated start-up by end 2008 or first 2009). But in March 2008 there still remains some uncertainty on viability of project (that has already been delayed ~7 years) with Centre’s withdraw of it’s extended 7 year tax holiday by April 1, 2009.
The Koyali-Gujarat Refinery will gain the ability to process both heavy crude imports and the Indian Cairn Rajasthan crude at the end of 2009, similar to what the IOC Baraunit and Panipat coking refineries currently do. The Rajasthan is a waxy, high pour & viscosity, heavy crude with large discounts normally.