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Technip Energies awarded contract for IOCL’s naphtha cracking unit at Paradip, India

| By Mary Bailey

Technip Energies (Paris) has been awarded a significant contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL; Mumbai) for the license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply and related services for the 1,500,000-ton/yr Paradip naphtha cracker unit (PDNCU) block of the grassroot petrochemical complex in Paradip, India.

The petrochemical complex will be integrated to the existing 15 million tons/year refinery and will be one of four proposed Petroleum, Chemicals & Petrochemical Investment Regions in India. The petrochemical complex shall include a world-scale cracker unit along with downstream process units producing several petrochemical products.

In addition to the naphtha cracker technology, Technip Energies will provide key proprietary equipment, including proprietary separation trays technology Ripple Tray™ and catalyst.

Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals & Circularity at Technip Energies, stated: “We are once again delighted to be entrusted by Indian Oil Corporation Limited for their mega cracker project in Paradip. Our proven ethylene technology and legacy work on mega crackers are important differentiators for our clients. We look forward to delivering this significant project which illustrates our commitment to India.”