IOC's Gujarat refinery due delayed coker

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 14 -- Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) plans to add a 3.7 million tonne/year delayed coker at its 185,100 b/cd refinery in Gujarat, India, as part of a residue-upgrading project.

IOC has selected Foster Wheeler USA Corp. to provide a license and basic engineering package for the coker. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The coker will be based on Foster Wheeler's selective yield delayed coking (Sydec) technology, which is a thermal process that converts heavy-residue feed into transportation fuels. The Sydec process achieves maximum clean-liquid yields and minimum fuel-coke yields from high-sulfur residues, Foster Wheeler said.

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