HM lays foundation stone for Rs 3200 crore Indian Oil infrastructure projects at Chennai


Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation of a series of Indian Oil infrastructure projects in Chennai which included a petroleum terminal in Vallur, a captive petroleum jetty in Kamarajar Port in Ennore, and an integrated lube complex at Amullaivoyal amid the presence of Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu, O Pannerselvam, Deputy Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu and several other dignitaries of the state.
These projects are part of a Rs 7900 crore investment MoU signed with the Industrial Guidance Bureau of Tamil Nadu government during Global Investors’ Meet held in Chennai last year.
Currently, the demand for Petroleum is being met from supply through the locations like Korukkupet and Tondiarpet Terminals in Chennai, however, the increasing population of the areas has made it difficult to operate and transport the finished products from all these locations. Therefore, a new site has been identified in Vallur.
Indian Oil, the leading supplier of fuels in Chennai, Tamil Nadu is fulfilling the current demand from its supply locations Korukkupet and Tondiarpet Terminals located between CPCL Refinery in Manali and Chennai port. Significantly the petroleum terminal in Vallur is expected to be set up on 100 acres and it will have 2000,000 KL storage capacity. The terminal will fulfil diesel, petrol, kerosene as well as the aviation fuel through the road leading to Chennai and its adjoining districts.
It will also supply all this fuel through pipeline to Salem, Trichy, Asanur, and Madurai. Moreover, the terminal would also supply fuel outside Bengaluru and Chittor. The surplus refinery production at Vallur can be supplied to Kamarajar port located between the refinery and the port. Expected to be completed by 2023, the project is expected to cost Rs 900 crore.
The captive jetty with a capacity of two-three million metric tonnes per annum planned at Kamarajar Port would facilitate the coastal movement of petroleum products through ships at Vallur. The jetty will be connected to CPCL and Vallur terminal through a pipeline. The project with an estimated cost of Rs 900 core is expected to be completed in 2025.
Apart from all these, an integrated lube complex planned over 71 acres in Amullaivoyal village of Manali in Chennai, will blend Coolants, advanced eco-friendly lubricants, greases, brake fluids, white oil, etc. The plant will have 680 TMTPA capacity and the expected cost of this project to be commissioned by 2023 is Rs 1400 crore.
Hence total investment of all these projects is pegged at Rs 3200 crore and they will altogether provide massive employment to both skilled and unskilled labour while simultaneously improving the commercial operations scenario in the region.

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