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October 27, 2021updated 27 Jul 2022 2:36pm

Visakhapatnam Refinery, India

By Carmen

Hindustan Petroleum operates the Visakhapatnam refinery, which is located in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is an integrated refinery owned by Oil and Natural Gas. The refinery, which started operations in 1956, has an NCI of 7.7.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 167
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 40
Reformer (mbd): 15
Hydrotreater (mbd): 116
Isomerization (mbd): 5

The capacity of the refinery is expected to increase to 300mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Visakhapatnam refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $900m.

Maintenance activities at Visakhapatnam refinery

The Visakhapatnam refinery witnessed ten incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion projects at Visakhapatnam refinery

CDU, Cogeneration Plant, Hydrogen Unit, Resid Hydrocracker, Other Isomerization, Solvent Deasphalting Unit, Sulfur Recovery Unit, Naphtha Hydrotreater, Diesel Hydrotreater, Amine Unit, CCR, Other Hydrocracker

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Visakhapatnam refinery include the following.

Main EPC: Larsen & Toubro, Petrofac, TechnipFMC.

EPC: Larsen & Toubro.

About Hindustan Petroleum

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) is a downstream energy company that carries out crude oil refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum products. It also carries out exploration and production in India and other countries. The company operates refineries in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam in India. It also has liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling plants and lube blending plants. Its distribution and marketing infrastructure includes product pipelines, LPG storage facilities, terminals, aviation service stations, inland relay depots and retail outlets, lube and LPG distributorships. The company also manufactures sugar and ethanol, and generates electricity. It is a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd. HPCL is headquartered in Mumbai, India.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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