Bhubaneswar,10/7 ( Odisha Samachar/Abhisek Mohanty)-: The South Oil Jetty of Paradip Refinery was inaugurated by Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways on July 10, 2015 in the august presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State (Independent charge), Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dr. Damodar Rout, Odisha Minister for Co-operation and Excise and MLA, Paradip and Dr. Kulamani Samal, Member of Parliament, Jagatsinghpur. B. Ashok, Chairman, IndianOil, Sanjiv Singh, Director(Refineries), IndianOil, Ramjee Ram, Executive Director-I/C, Paradip Refinery and G. S. Singh, Executive Director(Tech), Paradip Refinery. Senior officers of Paradip Refinery and Engineers India Limited, Representatives of Contractors were also present on the occasion.
Indian Oil Corporation, as part of Paradip Refinery Project, is setting up the Oil Jetty, at a cost of Rs 811 Crores, along with associated facilities at Paradip Port Trust. 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.
Based on the maximum off take from the Refinery and the average ship sizes, approx. 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 equipments 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.
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.