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2007 Es­sar Bulk Ter­mi­nal Ltd, a sub­sidiary of Es­sar Group, ap­plies for set­ting up a cap­tive jetty for its ther­mal power plant near Salaya port

Jan, 2008 Gu­jarat Mar­itime Board gives in-prin­ci­ple ap­proval to it

Feb, 2008 Vad­i­nar Oil Ter­mi­nal Ltd, a re­fin­ery of Es­sar Group lo­cated next to the power plant, asks the Union Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and Forests (MoEF) to ex­pe­dite en­vi­ron­men­tal clear­ance (EC) for the jetty

Feb 2009 Gu­jarat govern­ment di­verts 4.6 ha man­groves for the project

March, 2009 The state Forests and En­vi­ron­men­tal Depart­ment in­forms MoEF that the project has been shifted 8 km from marine sanc­tu­ary and park. This is where the re­fin­ery is lo­cated

April, 2009 Ex­pert Ap­praisal Com­mit­tee grants EC to to Vad­i­nar Oil Ter­mi­nal Ltd for set­ting up a jetty

Aug, 2009 Coastal Reg­u­la­tion Zone clear­ance granted to Vad­i­nar Oil

Nov, 2009 MoEF is­sues no­tice; says due to print­ing er­ror name ap­pear­ing in EC is Vad­i­nar Oil Ter­mi­nal. It should be read as Es­sar Bulk Ter­mi­nal Ltd

Feb, 2010 Gu­jarat Mar­itime Board grants fi­nal ap­proval to the jetty

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