Technip Awarded contract by Air Products


Technip (TEC) was awarded a contract by Air Products to provide project management, as well as EPCM services for a new industrial gas complex for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited – Kochi Refinery located in the state of Kerala, India.

Being built on a “Build-Own-Operate” basis (BOO), the industrial gas complex of Air Products is designed to cater to the requirement of industrial gases (Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Oxygen) of BPCL-KR for its Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP), which will increase BPCL-KR’s crude refining capacity from 9.5 million metric tonnes per annum to 15.5 million metric tonnes per annum (from 190,000 barrels per day to 310,000 barrels per day) and produce clean transportation fuels to meet Euro IV/V specifications.

The BOO project of Air Products includes the following main units:

  • Two trains of hydrogen production unit (based on steam methane reforming), of 8.2 metric tonnes per hour capacity (approximately 91,000 Nm3/hr),
  • An air separation unit to produce nitrogen and oxygen,
  • Steam generation and export to BPCL’s manufacturing process,
  • A gas turbine to produce power for the Air Products facility,
  • Other utilities required for the BOO facility.

The plant will feature the latest technology advancements to maximise energy efficiency and minimise emissions, and will include optimal heat integration, which in turn lowers feedstock consumption during production.

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