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India: Engineering Chevron Lummus Global Awarded Technology Contract by Indian Oil Corporation

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Mc Dermott and Chevron JV, Chevron Lummus Global has been awarded a sizeable license and engineering contract for a 270 TMTPA lubricants base oil plant located at the Haldia Refinery in West Bengal, India.

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India's base oil market is expected to grow, and the new unit will help reduce dependence on imported base oils.
India's base oil market is expected to grow, and the new unit will help reduce dependence on imported base oils.
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Houston/USA – Mc Dermott International has recently announced that Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), Mc Dermott's joint venture with Chevron, has been awarded a sizeable license and engineering contract. The agreement is for a 270 TMTPA (thousand metric tonnes per annum) Lubricants Base Oil plant at Indian Oil Corporation’s Haldia Refinery in West Bengal, India. The plant will use CLG's Isodewaxing and Isofinishing technologies.

The Haldia unit will be designed to primarily produce premium API Group III base oils by processing unconverted oil from an upstream hydrocracking unit. Growth is projected in India's base oil market, and the new unit will help reduce dependence on imported base oils.

"CLG's lubricants technologies provide worldwide licensees with vast commercial experience, superior performance and optimum utilisation of existing assets," said Leon de Bruyn, Senior Vice President of Mc Dermott's Lummus Technology business.

This contract was signed in the second quarter of 2019.

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