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Numaligarh Refinery Limited awards refinery expansion project to thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has been awarded an order by Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) worth approximately INR 300 crore for a refinery expansion mega project. Under the order, thyssenkrupp will provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for various units of a refinery located in Numaligarh in northeastern India. NRL is expanding its refining capacity from three to nine million metric tons per year. The project is expected to be completed by 2024.

The refinery expansion project is part of the government of India’s initiative towards “Hydrocarbon Vision 2030” for the northeast region of India. The efforts are aimed at exploiting the region’s hydrocarbon sector to facilitate economic development, enhance the access to clean fuels, increase the availability of petroleum products and create employment opportunities.

“We are delighted to partner with our customer Numaligarh Refinery, as it invests in its future expansion. This is another lighthouse project, which fits in with our aspiration to be a leading engineering company in India for the design and construction of petrochemical plants and refineries”, said P.D. Samudra, CEO and Managing Director of thyssenkrupp’s chemical plant business in India.

The scope of supply includes engineering, procurement and construction management services for a new petrochemical fluidised catalytic cracking (PFCC) unit with two million metric tons annual capacity, units for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) treatment, gasoline desulphurization, MS blocks having naphtha hydrotreating, continuous catalytic reforming and isomerization units.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG:

The thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience the company supplies tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the refinery, chemical, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, mining, and steel industries. Around 11,500 employees worldwide form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees productivity and cost-efficiency to the highest extent possible.

About Numaligarh Refinery:

Numaligarh Refinery is a Mini Ratna PSU company, owned by Bharat Petroleum, Oil India and the Government of Assam. Located in the Brahmaputra valley in Assam, the refinery produces a wide range of products including LPG, Naphtha, Motor Spirit (MS), Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO), High Speed Diesel (HSD), Raw Petroleum Coke ( RPC ), Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC), Sulphur, Wax, Nitrogen, Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO), Special Boiling Point Spirit (SBPS) and Liquid Sulphur. 

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