India: Engineering Tata Projects Awarded Mega Orders in Oil, Gas Refinery
Tata Projects has received orders from HPCL Rajasthan Refinery & Bharat Petroleum Corporation for an upcoming green-field refinery cum petrochemical complex in Rajasthan and a 2G Bio Ethanol Project in Odisha respectively.
Mumbai/India – Tata Projects has recently announced that the company has received multiple mega orders in the oil & gas refinery sector with combined value totalling more than Rs 6000 crore. Out of these, three orders are from HPCL Rajasthan Refinery (HRRL) and one from Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL).
BPCL’s order is for its 2G Bio Ethanol Project at Bargarh, Odisha in India. The proposed production capacity of this plant is 100 KL per day of second generation ethanol. This project is significant since the Government of India is encouraging production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues to provide additional sources of remuneration to farmers. It will assist in addressing growing environmental concerns and supporting the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme. In addition to reducing environmental pollution due to burning of agricultural waste – the project will enhance the nation’s energy security.
Once complete, this BPCL 2G Bio Ethanol Project will produce fuel grade ethanol meeting specifications as per IS 15464:2004, using domestic agro based lingo-cellulosic feedstock. Rice straw shall be the design feedstock while Maize stalk will be the check case.
The other three orders pertain to HRRL’s upcoming green-field refinery cum petrochemical complex in Rajasthan wherein it is setting up a Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex. As part of first HRRL order, Tata Projects has bagged work for the coveted Crude Distillation Unit and Vacuum Distillation Unit (CDU-VDU); first package of the 9.0 MMTPA refinery complex. Other packages in the unit are Hot Well Off Gas Treatment Unit (HWOG), Saturated LPG Treating Unit and Saturated Fuel Gas Treating Unit. This unit shall be designed for processing - 9.9 MMTPA.
The Second HRRL order is for 2nd package of Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) with Unsaturated LPG Treating Unit. The Delayed Coker Unit is designed to process 2.4 MMTPA or 300,000 kg/hr of mixed feed consisting of vacuum residue from the upstream distillation units and clarified oil from the Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU).
Third HRRL order is for Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit and Refinery - capacity of VGO HDT is 3.5 MMTPA. The main objective of the unit is to produce hydro treated vacuum gas oil having desired level of hydrogen, low sulphur and low nitrogen for various design feed cases.