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India: Specialised Innovations HPCL Selects Axens’ Technologies for its 9 MTPA Refinery in Rajasthan

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Axens will offer a range of technologies for HPCL’s integrated refinery and petrochemical complex. The scope of work includes the supply of process books, catalysts & adsorbents, proprietary equipment, trainings and technical services.

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The project comprises a state-of-the-art 9 MTPA integrated refinery and petrochemical complex to be set in Pachpadra Tehsil, Barmer District of Rajasthan.
The project comprises a state-of-the-art 9 MTPA integrated refinery and petrochemical complex to be set in Pachpadra Tehsil, Barmer District of Rajasthan.
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HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd (HRRL), a joint venture company between HPCL and the Government of Rajasthan, India, has selected Axens to supply several advanced technologies for its mega project. The project comprises a state-of-the-art 9 MTPA integrated refinery and petrochemical complex to be set in Pachpadra Tehsil, Barmer District of Rajasthan. As part of the project, the company will provide the following technologies:

• a naphtha hydrotreating unit (NHT)

• a semi-regenerative reformer

• a C5-C6 isomerisation unit

• a VGO (vacuum gasoil) hydrotreater

• a cracked gasoline selective desulfurisation (Prime-G+) unit

• a unit for the production of high purity 1-Butene through ethylene dimerisation (Alpha Butol)

• a complete Sulfur block consisting of a Claus unit, a tail gas treatment unit (Sultimate)

• a Sour Water Stripping unit, an Amine Regeneration unit and Sulfur handling facilities.

The scope of work includes the supply of process books, catalysts & adsorbents, proprietary equipment, trainings and technical services.

“With these numerous technologies, HRRL will be well positioned to supply the market with cleaner fuels and also high quality petrochemicals for the coming decades”, said Jean Sentenac Axens Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As a provider of technologies, catalysts, equipment and services such as training and technical assistance, Axens will support HRRL for this major project in India for a smooth and successful execution”.

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Axens is recognised as one of the key global solutions providers in the Motor Spirit (MS) Block providing NHT, C5/C6 Isomerisation and reforming processes, combining proven and reliable technologies with advanced catalytic solutions to produce high quality gasoline components meeting the latest Bharat Stage VI gasoline specifications.

Alpha Butol is an Axens’ leading technology to produce high purity 1-Butene, a high-value co-monomer used for LLDPE production.

Prime-G+ is the worldwide technology leader for the selective desulfurisation of FCC Gasoline, recognised worldwide for its best performances, innovative design and catalyst performances.

The VGO hydrotreatment technology enables to desulfurise the VGO cut and reach the appropriate level of hydrogen, nitrogen and metals contents in order to maximise performance of the downstream catalytic cracking. With a complete portfolio, Axens proposes a combination of a smart design and optimised catalyst solutions.

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