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Maire Tecnimont strengthens petrochemical business in India

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Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. has announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont SpA, through its Indian entity Tecnimont Private Ltd, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) lump sum contract by Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL) for the implementation of new acrylic acid and butyl acrylate units for the production of relevant high added value products for the chemical market.

The units will be located in Dumad, near Vadodara, in the Gujarat state, in India.

The overall value of the contract is about US$255 million. The project scope entails EPCC activities up to the Performance Guarantees Test Run. Once completed, the new acrylic acid unit will have a capacity of 90 000 tpy, while the new butyl acrylate unit will have a capacity of 150 000 tpy. The time schedule is 26 months for mechanical completion.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “After the recent announcement of the MoU with IOCL to support the industrialisation of green chemistry and circular economy in India, we consolidate a strategic relationship with such a prominent client also in the petrochemical business. Our technology-driven strategy enabled us once again to seize opportunities in a market with a very promising downstream investment cycle, thanks to the growing demand for petrochemical products. Finally, in sync with the strategic vision of the Government of India aimed at maximising the ‘In Country Value’, our Indian entity will execute the job as a single point of responsibility, confirming its strong capabilities in managing big complex projects”.

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