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Praxair to build and operate H2 & N2 system for new Indian Oil refinery

By Gerald Ondrey |

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has received a major order from the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (www.iocl.com) for the long-term supply of hydrogen and nitrogen gases to its new 300,00-bbl/d greenfield oil refinery which is being built at Paradip, Orissa on the eastern coast of India. Praxair will build a 90-million scf/d hydrogen plant and a 500-ton/d nitrogen plant at the Paradip refinery. Start-ups of the plants are scheduled for the first quarter of 2012 when the refinery will be commissioned. IndianOil’s refinery will use the hydrogen to enable the processing of various crude oil slates and the production of low sulfur, clean fuels.   IndianOil is augmenting its existing refining capacity by setting up the 300,000-bbl/d refinery at Paradip at a cost of about $6.5 billion. This will help meet the burgeoning energy demands of primarily the Indian domestic market and partly the South-East Asian export market expected in the near future.   This is the largest investment of India’s leading “Fortune 500” company on a single project. The new refinery is designed to process lower-cost high-sulfur and heavy crude oil. With the completion of the Paradip refinery and other capacity…
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