Engineering Mc Dermott Wins PMC Contract for India's First Mega-Scale MAH Plant
India Oil Corporation Ltd has awarded a project management consultancy contract to Mc Dermott for a Maleic Anhydride unit at its Panipat Refinery and Petrochemical Complex near New Delhi, India. It is claimed to be India's first mega-scale MAH plant to manufacture chemical products.
Houston/USA – Mc Dermott has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract from India Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) for the Maleic Anhydride (MAH) unit at the Panipat Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, located 62 miles (100 kilometers) from New Delhi, India.
Mc Dermott's scope includes project management and consultancy services for the unit, including front-end engineering design (Feed), review of engineering activities, construction supervision services, assistance in start-up, pre-commissioning, commissioning, performance guarantee test run and project closure.
This is India's first mega-scale MAH plant to manufacture chemical products. MAH is used to make specialty products like polyester resins, surface coating plasticizers, agrochemicals and lubricant additives. Other chemicals that will be produced from the plant include Tetra Hydro Furan (THF), which is widely used in adhesives and vinyl film, and Butanediol (BDO), which is used in engineering-grade plastic and biodegradable fibers.
Work on the project will be executed from Mc Dermott's Center of Excellence in Gurugram, India.