Eight compete for IOC clean diesel facility

Vol 20, PW 5 (17 Nov 16) News in Brief

Eight companies are competing to reach IndianOil's shortlist for a contract to set up a Diesel Hydrotreating unit at the 7.5m t/y Haldia refinery in West Bengal.

Project consultant Engineers India received prequalification documents by November 10 from Technip, Tecnimont, Larsen & Toubro, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, Punj Lloyd, Essar Projects, Heurtey Petrochem and Hualu Engineering & Technology. In a surprise development, Toyo Engineering, CTCI-Cinda, Black & Veatch, Linde and Samsung Engineering did not send in documents despite their attendance among a group of 11 companies at an informal meeting called on September 8 to outline the scope of work and invite feedback.

IOC is expected to issue tenders for this estimated Rs400cr ($59m) contract by end-December. It wants the 1.2m t/y diesel unit set up within 24 months of award which IndianOil hopes to confirm by March 2017.

This unit is essential for Haldia to produce low sulphur Euro-VI grade diesel by April 1, 2020 in line with government targets.