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Plant Engineering BPCL Entrusts Essar With Engineering Works at Kochi Refinery

Editor: Dominik Stephan

BPCL has entrusted Essar Projects, a subsidiary of India's Essar Group, with a US $ 109 million engineering contract for its Kochi Refinery. The contract is the second collaboration of the two partners in 2013...

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A subsidiary of Essar will supply engineering services for the Koci refinery-expansion project.
A subsidiary of Essar will supply engineering services for the Koci refinery-expansion project.
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Kochi/India – Essar will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning/ commissioning assistance (EPCC) for a coke drum structure package (CDSP) of the delayed coker unit (DCU) at the plant. The scope of work includes project management, residual process design, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning, and performance testing

On bagging the project President & CEO, Essar Projects Limited, Mr Alwyn Bowden said, “This is the second award from BPCL this year, reinforcing our commitment to our key customers as we continue to deliver value to their operations.”

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On bagging the US $ 109 project, Essar's President & CEO Alwyn Bowden said: “This is the second award from BPCL this year, reinforcing our commitment to our key customers as we continue to deliver value to their operations.”

The BPCL Kochi refinery is in the process of expanding the refinery facilities from 9.5 to 15.5 MMTPA as part of the integrated refinery expansion project (IREP) for which Engineers India (EIL) has been appointed as the project management consultant (PMC). The DCU has a capacity of 3.84 MMTPA and the process licensor for the unit is M/s. CB&I- Lummus Technology. The overall project schedule for this project is 27 months, including commissioning.

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