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Lummus awarded contract by Numaligarh Refinery Ltd

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Lummus Technology has announced an award for its Indmax Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology from Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL).

The Indmax FCC unit is part of NRL's refinery expansion project, which will increase crude processing capacity from the current 3 million tpy to 9 million tpy at its facilities in Golaghat, Assam, India. Lummus is the global licensor of Indmax FCC technology, which is developed in collaboration with Research & Development Centre of Indian Oil Co. Ltd (IOCL R&D).

"We are grateful that NRL selected Lummus and Chevron Lummus Global as the licensors for their refinery expansion, which is a testament to the superior performance of our technology and the tremendous relationship we have," said Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology. "This award is also recognition of the industry's confidence in our Indmax FCC technology as the world is shifting from fuels to petrochemicals, and it adds to our dominant market share in the high-propylene FCC arena both in India and worldwide."

The scope for this project includes the technology license, basic engineering and related services. Once complete, the Indmax FCC unit will process 1.96 million tpy of mixed hydrotreated VGO feed with flexibility to operate in gasoline mode as well as maximum propylene production mode. Lummus' award is in addition to the recently announced LC-FINING technology award by Chevron Lummus Global, a joint venture between Chevron and Lummus, for the same project.

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