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Axens to provide technology for Numaligarh refinery expansion project

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Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India) has selected Axens to supply advanced technologies in gasoline block for its Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP).

The Numaligarh refinery is located at Golaghat District in Assam, India, and was commissioned in 2000 with a capacity of 3 million tpy to process local crude oil.

NRL is now planning to expand the refinery capacity from 3 million tpy to 9 million tpy by implementing in parallel a new refinery of 6 million tpy crude capacity with downstream grassroots facilities at the same location of the existing refinery in Golaghat.

As part of the NREP, Axens has been selected by NRL to license the following technologies:

  • Naphtha hydrotreating unit.
  • Continuous catalytic reforming unit (OctanizingTM).
  • C5-C6 isomerisation unit.
  • FCC gasoline selective desulfurisation unit.

The scope of Axens’ work includes the supply of basic engineering design package, catalysts & adsorbents, proprietary equipment, trainings and technical services.

Axens’ Process Licensing Global Business Unit Executive Vice-President Patrick Sarrazin said: “The expansion of the Numaligarh Refinery will help NRL to meet growing domestic demand for clean fuels reaching BS VI specifications. We are delighted to support NRL by supplying our extensive refining technology expertise, global capabilities in basic engineering design, catalysts, equipment and services.”

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/refining/17022021/axens-to-provide-technology-for-numaligarh-refinery-expansion-project/

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