Essar Vadinar Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Essar Oil
  • Website:
  • Location: Vadinar in Jamnagar, Gujarat, on India's West Coast
  • Capacity: 20 million tons/annum & 400.000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 11.6
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

A large, high complexity refinery capable of producing modern specification fuels

Refining Units

  • Million Tons/year
  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • VDU
  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Amine Wash & Regeneration 400 T/D*
  • Visbreaker 1.9
  • CCR 0.9
  • Naphtha Hydrotreater 1.36
  • Diesel Hydrotreater 3.3
  • FCCU / UGS 2.9
  • Kerosene Treating Unit 0.63
  • Gasoline Treating Unit 0.5
  • Saturated LPG Treating Unit 0.28
  • UNSAT. LPG Treating Unit 0.29
  • FCC FGD - Sulphur Recovery Unit 2x220 T/D
  • Sour Water Stripper Unit 166 M3/hr

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery uses a range of different crude oils
  • Heavy Mangala Crude Oil is supplied through a dedicated heated and insulated pipeline system from the oil fields in India’s western state of Rajasthan.
  • The refinery processes heavy grades from Latin America

Products Produced

  • Produces middle distillates like aviation turbine fuel, kerosene oil and high-speed diesel, as well as LPG and transport fuels conforming to Euro III and Euro IV product quality standards.
  • The majority of current exports are fuel oil which has been displaced in the domestic market by natural gas.


  • For details see Vadinar Refinery Project
  • Essar Oil is in the process of increasing this refining capacity to 680,000 barrels per day (34 MTPA).
  • Post expansion the refinery will have a Nelson Complexity of 12.8 with capability of processing tougher crudes and producing petroleum products of very high quality, meeting Euro V standards.

Other Information

  • The refinery is fully integrated with its own dedicated 120 MW co-generation power plant, port and terminal facilities. It includes rail-car and truck loading facilities and a Single Point Mooring (SPM) capable of handling vessels up to 350, 000 DWT with a marine product dispatch capacity of 14 MTPA.


  • 1996 - ABB won a contract for the overall project management in the construction of the entire refinery complex
  • 2012 - Expansion project completed
  • 2012 - Optimisation increases capacity to 20 million tpa
  • 2016 - Rosneft acquired 49% of the company


  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. News From Hindu Business
  3. Essar Oil to further increase Vadinar refinery capacity to 20 million tonnes per annum
  4. Essar Energy Receives First Mangala Crude Oil to Vadinar Refinery
  5. ABB wins US$ 500 million oil refinery contract for India
  6. Essar Energy completes Vadinar refinery expansion
  7. Essar Oil Completes Vadinar Optimisation Project; Capacity Increased To 20MMTPA
  8. Rosneft Acquires 49% of Essar Oil Limited
  9. Rosneft Successfully Closes Strategic Deal for the Acquisition of 49% of Essar Oil Limited