Nello Uccelletti, president and COO, Onshore/Offshore of Technip commented: “This is the first project to be built in India through the global hydrogen alliance between Technip and Air Products. It will further enhance our two decades-old relationship. Our strong presence in the country and long experience of delivering projects in India will be an asset for the alliance.”
Technip was awarded 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, by Air Products.
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). This is expected to increase BPCL-KR’s crude refining capacity from 9.5Mt per annum to 15.5Mt per annum and produce clean transportation fuels to meet Euro IV/V specifications.
The plant will feature the latest technology advancements to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, and will include optimal heat integration, which in turn lowers feedstock consumption during production. The contract will be managed by Technip’s operating centre in Delhi, India, as well as Technip in the Netherlands.