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Here are couple updates on the Vadinar Refinery expansion & coker additions that forgot to post but go along with Essar UK Stanlow purchase since it provides background on the diesel exports from there to UK.
Essar Vadinar Refinery seems to be following path of its Gujarat neighbor Reliance Jamnagar Refinery on rapid expansion & coker addition.
Here are couple updates (one PTI 4/5 & one OGJ 3/28) on 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 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 (415 MBD) it talks about here by Sept 2012 for a complexity increase to 11.8 with an unmentioned coker addition (is mentioned OGJ S/D plans) for Phase 1. The previous mentioned key process licensors for added units were UOP, Jacobs Engr. & ABB. (ABB Lummus coker technology has been sold to CB&I now CB&I-Lummus Coker Technology).
But it has delayed the Phase II $4.8B expansion to 20MM mtpy by 2013/14 and then later 34 MM mtpy (680 MBD)), with another expansion and coker addition to maintain the complexity increase.