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McDermott awarded contract for the Panipat refinery and petrochemical complex

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McDermott has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract from India Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL) for the maleic anhydride (MAH) unit at the Panipat refinery and petrochemical complex, located 62 miles (100 km) from New Delhi, India.

McDermott's scope includes project management and consultancy services for the unit, including front-end engineering design (FEED), review of engineering activities, construction supervision services, assistance in start-up, pre-commissioning, commissioning, performance guarantee test run and project closure.

"McDermott has a long-standing relationship with IOCL and is currently executing three large-scale projects at their Barauni and Haldia refineries," said Vaseem Khan, McDermott's Senior Vice President, Onshore. "Our unrivaled project management and execution capabilities, combined with our decades of experience in India, uniquely position us to successfully execute this project."

This is India's first mega-scale MAH plant to manufacture chemical products. MAH is used to make specialty products such as polyester resins, surface coating plasticisers, agrochemicals and lubricant additives. Other chemicals that will be produced from the plant include Tetra Hydro Furan (THF), which is widely used in adhesives and vinyl film, and butanediol (BDO), which is used in engineering-grade plastic and biodegradable fibres.

Work on the project will be executed from McDermott's 'Center of Excellence' in Gurugram, India.

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