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Contract let for Kochi refinery expansion

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Mumbai, has let a contract to Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) for consultancy services related to an expansion and upgrade of its Kochi refinery at Ambalmugal in the Indian state of Kerala.

The project will expand crude oil capacity at the refinery to 15.5 million tonnes/year (tpy) from 9.5 million tpy. It includes a new crude distillation unit, fluid catalytic cracker, and delayed coker.

EIL will provide consultancy services for project management, process design and residual process design, detailed engineering, procurement, inspection and expediting, tendering, construction management and supervision including quality assurance, and assistance in start-up and precommissioning activities.

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