HPCL let a contract to McDermott for Barmer complex

07 January 2019

HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. (HRRL), a 74 26% joint venture of Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) and the state government of Rajasthan, has let a contract to McDermott International Inc. to provide technology for new units at the JV’s proposed 181,000-b/d integrated refinery and petrochemical complex now under construction at Pachpadra Tehsil, Barmer District, Rajasthan.

Refinery and petrochemical complex
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As part of the contract, McDermott will deliver license and basic engineering design of two 420,000-tonne/year polypropylene units that will use Lummus’ proprietary Novolen process reactors and proprietary NHP catalyst to produce a full range of polypropylene products for the Indian and regional markets.

The combined units, once completed, will form the largest polypropylene plant in India.

McDermott, which valued the contract at USD 1 50 M, stated that the award was reflected in its Q3 2018 backlog.

A specific timeframe for completion of work on the two units was not disclosed.

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