IOCL lets contract for Haldia refinery

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. has let a contract to Chevron Lummus Global to provide technology and engineering for a grassroots unit to be built at IOCL’s 164,100-b/d Haldia refinery in the district of Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India.

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOCL) has let a contract to Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG)—a partnership of Chevron USA Inc. and McDermott International Inc.—to provide technology and engineering for a grassroots unit to be built at IOCL’s 164,100-b/d Haldia refinery in the district of Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India.

As part of the contract, CLG will deliver technology licensing and engineering for a 270,000-tonne/year lubricants base oil plant, which will be equipped with CLG’s proprietary Isodewaxing and Isofinishing technologies, McDermott said.

Intended to help meet projected growth in India’s base oil market and reduce the country’s dependence on imported oils, the Haldia unit will be mainly designed to produce premium API Group III base oils by processing unconverted oil from an upstream hydrocracking unit at the refinery, the service provider said.

While it did not disclose a timeframe for its work on the project, McDermott did value the contract—signed in this year’s second quarter—at $1-50 million.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@endeavorb2b.com.

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