More Vizag tenders worth Rs2000cr

Vol 20, PW 18 (01 Jun 17) News in Brief

More tenders to expand Hindustan Petroleum's Vizag refinery from 8.33m t/y to 15m t/y have hit the market.

Last month (May) Hindustan Petroleum issued two more tenders worth an estimated Rs2000cr ($310m) to set up a new hydrogen generating unit (EPCC-6) to generate hydrogen from naphtha and a sulphur recovery unit (EPCC-7). EPCC-6 tender documents are on sale from May 19 to July 28, which is also the bid submission deadline.

All queries must be sent in by June 5 and HPCL wants to open technical bids on July 31. EPCC-7 tender documents are on sale from May 18 to July 27, also the bid deadline.

A pre-bid will be held on June 8. Technical bids will be opened on July 28.

Bids are likely for both units from Linde, Tecnimont, L&T with Haldor Topsoe, Heurtey Petrochem and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. GTC Technology is also likely to bid for the sulphur recovery unit.

Meanwhile, HPCL has extended from May 22 to June 12 the deadline to bid for the EPCC-1 package or the crude distillation and vacuum distillation units worth Rs1500cr ($232m).