The Indane Maximization or INDMAX Unit at the refinery, developed indigineously by the Indian Oil, is designed to produce 44% LPG, the highest from such plants. The commissioning of the INDMAX Unit with the capacity of 4.17 million metric tonnes per annum marks a major milestone in the history of Indian refining. With this technology, Indian Oil is globally recognized as a technology supplier. Other technological features such as flue gas desulphurisation facilties and vapour recovery system from jetty loading will ensure environment-friendly operation of the refinery with minimum impact to the eco-system.
The Refinery is one of the most modern refineries in the world and will produce petrol and diesel of BS-IV quality and will switch to BS-VI quality later. The refinery is also designed to produce Euro-V premium quality motor spirit and other green auto fuel variants for export to advanced countries.
The Paradip Refinery is Indian Oil’s 11th refinery. It was built over a period of 16 years at the cost of Rs.34,555 crore (US$ 5.16 billion). It is expected to unleash a new wave of industrialization in the hydrocarbon sector and accelerate economic development in Eastern India.
An India-Kazakh Joint Venture, KazStroyService was one of the main EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contactors for the project. It provided a range of services such as production facilities, tank forms, pipeline construction, mechanical and electrical works as well as instrumentation, insulation and refractory fabrication works for the refinery.