Technip FMC has been awarded a contract by the state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) for a grassroot Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU). The undisclosed value of the contract ranges between $ 250 and 500 million.
Paris/France — The project is part of the brownfield expansion for HPCL’s Visakh Refinery Modernization Project located in Visakhapatnam, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The contract covers project management, technology licensing, preparation of basic design and engineering package, as well as detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and performance guarantee test run on an LEPCC basis (Licensing, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning).
This HGU is being installed to cater to the needs of HPCL Visakh refinery to enhance its refining capacity from 8.33 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA. The engineering services supplier’s scope includes an HGU comprising two trains with a design capacity of 113 KTPA each and a Pressure Swing Adsorption Unit of 36 KTPA hydrogen production.
Technip FMC advanced the application of its proprietary steam reforming technology beyond the conventional fired reformer by adding its Parallel Reformer (TPR), a convective, high temperature heat exchange reformer. This combination reduces overall firing demand by taking high temperature heat from the effluent of the conventional reformer to supply heat needed for the TPR. In addition, the design includes a power generation unit that utilizes excess steam, making the plant electrically self-sufficient.