MUMBAI : Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) has built India’s first jetty that can accommodate very large crude carriers or so-called oil super tankers at its flagship Mundra port in Gujarat for crude imported by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).
“I’d like to thank @HPCL for taking our partnership a notch above as @AdaniPorts,builds India’s 1st VLCC Jetty at #MundraPort. This first of its kind infrastructure will handle fully loaded VLCC for HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd’s upcoming 9 million tonne refinery at Barmer,” said Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer, APSEZ.
In November 2020, APSEZ signed a 30-year deal to handle crude imported by HPCL for its upcoming refinery and petrochemical complex in Rajasthan’s Barmer district.
Rajasthan Refinery Ltd is a 9 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) refinery and petrochemical project being constructed by HPCL with an investment of ₹43,129 crore. The crude imported by HPCL for the plant will be handled at Mundra port, India’s biggest commercial port by volume handled.