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Plant Engineering New Bitumen Plant Awarded to Pörner by Indian Refinery

Editor: Tobias Hüser

Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft concluded a contract for engineering and construction of a Biturox Bitumen Plant in Barauni Refinery in India with Indian Oil Corporation. The scope of services includes licensing, pilot tests, basic engineering, supply of core componets as well as commissioning support and start-up in the next year.

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Kick-off meeting in Barauni, India in January with representatives of IOCL Barauni Oil Refinery and the Pörner Group.
Kick-off meeting in Barauni, India in January with representatives of IOCL Barauni Oil Refinery and the Pörner Group.
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Patna/Indien – The plant near Patna in the east of India is designed for the production of road pacing bitumen VG-10 to VG-40 with a capacity of 100 000 tons per year. Suitable feedstock components are refinery intermediate products VR and HVGO (Heavy Vacuum Gas Oil) from different crudes.

The plant shall be provided with the most advanced technology for off-gas treatment and heat recovery and thus fulfills all requirements as to energy efficiency and environmental safety. The start-up is scheduled for 2014. It´s the 46th licensing of the Pörner Group for the bitumen oxidation technology. According to information of the company, 50 % of India´s bitumen production is made in Biturox plants.

Since more than 50 years, Indian Oil Corporation has been India’s largest oil company. To further develop its position as market leader, Indian Oil invests 6,5 million Euro at present in the expansion and modernization of its refineries and pipeline capacities, in infrastructure expansion and product quality improvement. The projected Biturox plant in Barauni is already the third license granted to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. after Gujarat Refinery in 2001 and Mathura Refinery in 2010. It is the 12th of license granting in Southern Asia.

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