India: Refinery Update Mc Dermott Secures Two EPCC Contracts
The Indian Oil Corporation has awarded two engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contracts to Mc Dermott International. The first contract is for a new diesel hydrotreating unit at the Barauni Refinery in Bihar while the second one is for a catalytic dewaxing unit at the Haldia Refinery in West Bengal, India.
Houston/USA – Mc Dermott International recently announced that it has received two separate engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract awards from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) for the Haldia Refinery and the Barauni Refinery.
The first award is an EPCC contract for a new diesel hydrotreating unit and associated facilities for the Barauni Refinery Expansion Project in Bihar, India.
These awards demonstrate our commitment to advancing India's long-term energy market
The second award is an EPCC contract for the catalytic dewaxing unit and associated facilities at the Haldia Refinery in West Bengal, India. The catalytic dewaxing unit will help produce base oil which can be utilized in finished lubricants. India is the world's third-largest user of finished lubricants but is also, with a deficit of base oil, one of the world's largest importers of base oil. Both projects contribute to greater independence for India's domestic energy needs.
"These awards demonstrate our commitment to advancing India's long-term energy market," said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
The scope of work across the projects includes project management, residual process design, detailed engineering, fabrication, procurement, construction, transportation, mechanical completion and commissioning. Work will commence in quarter two 2021.