IndianOil needs clean fuel DHDT for Haldia

Vol 20, PW 4 (03 Nov 16) News in Brief

IndianOil and consultant Engineers India are expected to invite offers by end-December for a Rs400cr ($60m) contract for a diesel hydrotreating unit to produce clean fuel needed at its 7.5m t/y Haldia refinery in West Bengal.

Pre-qualification documents are on sale until November 10 and a pre-tender meeting scheduled for November 3 in Gurgaon. Among those likely to attend are Toyo Engineering, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, L&T, Technip, Tecnimont, a consortium of CTCI and Cinda, Black & Veatch, Essar Projects, Punj Lloyd, Linde, and Samsung Engineering.

All the above attended an informal September 8 meeting convened by IOC and EIL for a briefing on the scope of work and to invite suggestions. As the project is considered relatively low-value, it is unclear how many of those who attended the September 8 meeting will bid.

IOC wants the 1.2m t/y facility up and running within 24 months of award, expected by March 2017. IndianOil is under pressure to meet an April 1, 2020 government target to produce low sulphur Euro-VI grade fuel.

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