I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chemical EngineeringChementator Briefs
Biomethane Last month, NextChem, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALTOWER DOCTORFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSENGINEERING PRACTICEENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEREQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSSHOW PREVIEWSDEPARTMENTSCHEM CHRONICLES

Comment Business & Economics

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…
Related Content
Business News: August 2022
Plant Watch Johnson Matthey to build U.K. gigafactory for H2 fuel-cell components July 18, 2022 — Johnson Matthey plc (JM;…
Driving environmental progress
The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court limiting the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
GMP In The Cosmetic Industry
Solve turbomachinery problems: Miba Tilting Pad Bearings
Six Steps to Designing a Storage Vessel That Really Works
SICK Solutions for Cleaner Industries - Powerful Transitions
Gain a Digital Line of Sight Across the Whole Lifecycle of the Plant with a Digital Twin

View More