Company Info

Company Info

Company Facilities and Performance

Bina refinery has a Nelson Complexity Index of over 10 and is designed to maximize Auto Fuels of premium quality eliminating low value fuel oil. The process units, designed by reputed licensors, are listed below:

Units Capacity (MMTPA)
Crude Distillation / Vacuum Distillation Unit 6.00
Full Conversion Hydrocracker Unit 1.95
Diesel Hydrotreater 1.63
Delayed Coker Unit 1.36
Hydrogen Unit 0.07
Naphtha Hydrotreater 1.00
Continuous Catalytic Reforming Unit 0.54
Isomerisation Unit 0.31
Sulphur Recovery Unit 2 x 180 TPD

The configuration includes an integrated Full Conversion Hydrocracker and Diesel Hydro-treater, first of its kind in India. The refinery also has a Delayed Coker Unit which employs severe thermal cracking to upgrade bottoms of the barrel.

As part of operations, we are engaged in crude procurement, handling, storage and transportation to maintain steady supply of crude oil to refinery. To source crude up to refinery, we have a Single Point Mooring (SPM) system, Crude Oil Terminal (COT) and a cross country 935 kms pipeline from Vadinar, Gujarat to Bina, Madhya Pradesh. Oil is sourced mainly from the Middle East in tankers and is unloaded at the SPM, stored in COT and then transported to Bina via pipeline. The SPM is capable of receiving very large crude carriers (VLCCs).

Refinery Debottlenecking Project

Responding to increased demand in the Company serviced markets, we have undertaken refinery debottlenecking project to increase refining capacity from 6.0 to 7.8 MMTPA. Project activities have commenced and it is slated to commission by FY 2018-19. The refinery would be able to produce 100% BS VI fuels post implementation of the project.

Another first in the country Modular Penex Unit: We built additional capacity of Penex Unit by installing new equipment on modular basis. Being a hinterland refinery the task although arduous was rewarding as work at site was significantly reduced slashing time required for implementation compared to the conventional method.

Refinery Performance

Refinery Performance Operating parameters have been improving since refinery’s commissioning in Year 2011. Having established consistent crude processing capabilities, the Company focussed on innovative ideas and energy conservation to further its operational excellence. Continuous improvement measures and relentless efforts of the employees saw substantial reduction in refinery’s specific energy consumption for which the Company was awarded ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Products Evacuation

Products are evacuated through a reliable and efficient Bina Despatch Terminal (BDT) by way of pipeline, rail and road. The Bina-Kota pipeline (BKPL) evacuates fuel products from the refinery and connects with the cross country Mumbai-Manmad-Bijwasan product pipeline servicing the northern and north-west Indian markets.

Fully automated rake and lorry loading gantry in BDT premises assures timely delivery of all products to customers.

Safety Performance and Training

We are equipped with all necessary infrastructure including a fire training ground for safe operations of our facilities. The employees and service providers alike, follow the Company’s slogan of ‘Our Motto, safety in Toto’ in action and spirit. We are also active in inculcating safe practices in surrounding communities by way of conducting awareness and training sessions.

BORL is one of the new refineries to have implemented the Process Safety Management system which encompasses all aspects of operations, maintenance and safety. The system is designed to rule out any introduction of hazard and is regarded as the pinnacle of safety -in industries.