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Technip awarded contract for gas complex in India

05th September 2014

Air Products has awarded Technip a contract to provide management and EPCM for the Kocki refinery

Kochi Refinery (BPCL-KR) located in the state of Kerala, India
Kochi Refinery (BPCL-KR) located in the state of Kerala, India

Air Products has awarded Technip a contract to provide project management, as well as engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for a new industrial gas complex for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited – Kochi Refinery (BPCL-KR) located in the state of Kerala, India.

 

Being built on a ‘Build-Own-Operate’ basis (BOO), the industrial gas complex of Air Products is designed to cater to the requirement of industrial gases (Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Oxygen) of BPCL-KR  for its Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP), which will increase BPCL-KR’s crude refining capacity from 9.5 million metric tons per annum to 15.5 million metric tons per annum (from 190,000 barrels per day to 310,000 barrels per day) and produce clean transportation fuels to meet Euro IV/V specifications(1).

 

The BOO project of Air Products includes two trains of hydrogen production unit (based on steam methane reforming), of  8.2 metric tons per hour capacity (approximately 91,000 Nm3/hr), an air separation unit to produce nitrogen and oxygen, steam generation and export to BPCL’s manufacturing process and a gas turbine to produce power for the Air Products facility,.

 

The plant will feature the latest technology advancements to maximize energy efficiency and minimize emissions, and will include optimal heat integration, which in turn lowers feedstock consumption during production.

 

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