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India’s IOC plans capacity expansion at Barauni refinery, Bihar

India’s IOC plans capacity expansion at Barauni refinery, Bihar

Introduction:

State-owned Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) will increase crude oil processing capacity at the company’s 6 million-tonne/year (tpy) Barauni refinery in Begusarai District, Bihar.

Features:

IOC will execute the expansion project in two phases, which when completed, will lift processing capacity at Barauni by a total of 3 million tpy to 9 million tpy overall, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MPNG) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said in a written notice to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s Parliament.

Phase 1 of the project will boost capacity by 1 million tpy to 7 million tpy, with the remaining capacity increase of 2 million tpy to be added during Phase 2, according to Pradhan.

Specifically, the BS-IV project will involve the following:

· Modifications to an existing 300,000-tpy naphtha hydrotreating unit that will boost capacity to about 470,000 tpy.
· Revamp of an existing 300,000-tpy catalytic reforming unit that will boost capacity to 470,000 tpy.
· Revamp of an existing 2.2 million-tpy diesel hydrotreating that will increase capacity to 3.3 million tpy.
· Installation of a new naphtha splitter unit that will raise capacity to 760,000 tpy from a current 464,000 tpy.
· Installation of a new Axens-licensed Prime G+ selective desulfurization unit for the treatment of FCC gasoline production that will lift capacity to 760,000 tpy from a current 400,000 tpy.

Specifications:

Company Name Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.
Location Bihar, India
Type Expansion

 

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