Fluor Corp. has announced that it was awarded a project management consultancy services contract by Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (BPCL) for its polyols petrochemicals project at its existing integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex in Kochi, Kerala, India. Fluor’s scope of work includes front-end engineering and design of both the inside and outside battery limits as well as detailed design, engineering, procurement and construction management services for the facility’s utilities and offsites. Fluor booked its portion of the undisclosed contract value in 4Q19.
“Fluor is honoured to be selected as the project management consultant for BPCL’s prestigious polyols project in Kochi,” said Mark Fields, Group President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business. “We look forward to working with BPCL to deliver a world-class facility that will help meet growing domestic demand for polyols and reduce India’s dependence on petrochemicals imports.”
Six new process units will be built as part of this project and integrated into the existing refinery. New process units will include propylene oxide, propylene glycol, polyols, ethylene oxide/monoethylene glycol, ethylene recovery unit and a cumene unit.
When complete, the Kochi complex will produce propylene glycol, ethylene glycol and various grades of polyols based on 250 000 tpy of polymer grade propylene. Polyols are used for a variety of applications in the automobile, textile and furniture industries. They are also widely used in construction as insulation and sealants.
“BPCL is making major advancements at its Kochi Refinery to produce niche petrochemicals that are extensively imported into India to manufacture polyurethanes used in footwear, foam and other items,” said Murali Madhavan, Executive Director of BPCL’s Kochi Refinery. “We are happy that Fluor, an internationally reputed engineering and consultancy organisation, has been selected as the project management consultant for the project.”
Fluor's New Delhi office will lead project execution with support from Fluor’s global network.
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