The plants will be situated around the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, the chairman of the regulator, quoted by K2Kapital, said yesterday.
Indian Oil, the state-owned Indian refining company, and Turkish construction group Calik Holding may obtain their licenses for the building of a $ 3.9 bln refinery as soon as 25 May. The facility will have an annual capacity of 15 mln t crude oil, Yusuf Gunai, head of the energy regulatior, said.
The new refineries are expected to boost the capacity of the Turkish refinery complex by 27 mln t do 62 mln t annually. Production of the future refineries will be sold both on the domestic market and abroad.