Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Jul 10:
The South Oil Jetty of Paradip Refinery being set up by the state-owned Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at Odisha’s port town of Paradip was inaugurated by Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways today.
IOCL will spend Rs 811 crores on the jetty along with associated facilities at Paradip Port Trust (PPT).
Among others, Union Minister of State (Independent charge), Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, state minister for Co-operation and Excise and Paradip MLA, Dr Damodar Rout, Jagatsinghpur MP Dr Kulamani Samal, B Ashok, Chairman, Indian Oil, Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), Indian Oil, Ramjee Ram, Executive Director-I/C, Paradip Refinery and G. S. Singh, Executive Director (Tech), Paradip Refinery were present on the occasion.
A single berth is provided for loading of products and unloading of crude oil. One crude pipeline, eight product pipelines (Motor Spirit, High Speed Diesel, Naphtha, Dual Purpose Kerosene, Propylene and Propylene vapour) and 3 utilities pipelines are laid from South Oil Jetty to IOCL Paradip Refinery. Two Unloading Arms (for Crude) & eight Loading Arms (for product) are also installed at Jetty top.
Average parcel size for product is 62,000 Dead Weight Tonnage with berth turned down time of 24 hours while for Crude unloading 1,00,000 Dead Weight Tonnage with berth turned down time of 26 hours.
“Based on the maximum off take from the Refinery and the average ship sizes, approximately 212 ships can be loaded from the South Jetty per year. Associated facilities for this Oil Jetty includes One Sub-station, Control Room along with major equipment viz. Custody Transfer Metering System (8 nos.), Vapour Recovery System, Marine Loading Arms on Jetty (10 Nos., capacity- varying from 3,930 cum/hr to 180 cum/hr), Scrapper Launcher & Receiver ( 9 nos.), Digital Control System,” a company press release said.
The South Jetty is 361 metre in length, the dimensions of utilities are Service Platform (55m x 30m), Berthing Dolphin (40m x 16.5m) – 2 nos, Mooring Dolphin (16m x 16m) – 4 nos, High Volume Long Range Monitors (HVLRM) – 4 nos, Jumbo Curtain System – 4 nos, Main FW pumps (1,000 cum/hr) – 6 nos, Jockey pumps (100 cum/hr) – 4 nos, Hydraulic Gangway Tower – 2 nos. The South Oil Jetty will enable Paradip Refinery for import of crude oil and export of products.