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Bharat Petroleum's Kochi refinery. Image courtesy of Wikimapia.

Technip won a project management contract with Pennsylvania-based Air Products for engineering, procurement and construction management services at Bharat Petroleum’s new Kochi refinery (BPCL-KR) in India.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The contract is for work that is part of the $2.6 billion integrated refinery expansion project at the BPCL-KR.

Air Products is building several new industrial gas production facilities at the refinery on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis.

The expansion will increase the refinery’s crude refining capacity from 190,000 barrels per day to 310,000 barrels per day and produce clean transportation fuels that meet the Euro IV/V specifications.

The contract is for work on the main units and includes two trains of the hydrogen production unit, 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 and other utilities required for the BOO facility.

The plant will feature the latest technological advancements to maximize energy efficiency and minimize emissions.

The BPCL-KR will also have optimal heat integration that lowers feedstock consumption during production.

The contract will be managed by Technip’s operating center in Delhi, India and Technip in the Netherlands.

Bharat Petroleum is India’s state-owned oil and gas company.

Technip is a project management, engineering and construction firm for the energy industry.