India: EPCC Technip Energies Wins Contract for Upgrading IOCL’S Barauni Refinery

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Technip Energies has secured an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) for upgrading its BR9 Expansion Project in Barauni, Bihar, India. The contract includes the installation of a new Once-through Hydrocracker Unit, a Fuel Gas Treatment Unit and associated facilities.

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The BR9 Expansion project shall enhance refinery capacity from 6 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA and will add petrochemicals such as Polypropylene into the refinery’s product portfolio.
The BR9 Expansion project shall enhance refinery capacity from 6 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA and will add petrochemicals such as Polypropylene into the refinery’s product portfolio.
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Paris/France – Technip Energies has recently been awarded a significant Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) for its BR9 Expansion Project in Barauni, Bihar, in the Eastern part of India.

This EPCC contract covers the installation of a new Once-through Hydrocracker Unit (OHCU) of 1 million metric tons per annum (MMTPA) capacity, a Fuel Gas Treatment Unit (FGTU) and associated facilities. The OHCU, in combination with downstream refinery units, will enable production of BS VI Grade fuels – similar to Euro VI Grade fuels – and petrochemicals.

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Bhaskar Patel, Senior Vice President India Business Unit at Technip Energies commented: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. This award demonstrates our long-term commitment in India and substantially consolidates our positioning in High Operating Pressure projects. It also strengthens our position as a leading provider of key projects to major players in India’s domestic energy sector.”

IOCL’s Barauni refinery, built in 1964, is the second refinery to be built in India. The BR9 Expansion project shall enhance refinery capacity from 6 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA and will add petrochemicals such as Polypropylene into Barauni refinery’s product portfolio.

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