The installation of ISBL units involves setting up of crude and vacuum distillation units, gasoline and saturated gas plant and catalytic hydro-desulphurization and isomerization units. The scope of work includes construction related procurement, building and civil work, structural work including prefabrication, mechanical equipment erection including revamp, piping, painting and insulation, NDE services, and electrical and instrumentation. The order will be executed over a period of 18 months.

PK Gupta, director of Punj Lloyd, said: “We are proud to win this contract, demonstrating our reputation and expertise in the execution of challenging projects. Cuddalore refinery is a very significant and highly complex project.

“Once completed, the refinery will produce Euro IV auto fuels in accordance with the latest emission norms and will meet the increasing energy demands of the country. This is our second refinery project in southern India this year and we hope that it will further strengthen our footprint in the market.”

The Cuddalore refinery project will have a capacity of six million metric tonne per annum. When in operation, the refinery will produce 870,000 tonnes of petrol a year, approximately 2.37 million tonnes of diesel, 556,000 tonnes of LPG, 450,000 tonnes of kerosene and ATF, and 220,000 tonnes of naphtha.

Punj Lloyd provides engineering, procurement and construction services in oil and gas, petrochemical, and infrastructures sectors.