KazStroyService wins Bhatinda SRU job

Vol 12, PW 13 (13 Nov 08) News in Brief

Kazakhstan’s KazStroyService has won a contract worth more than $200m to build a Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) at Hindustan Mittal Energy’s (HME) upcoming 9m t/y refinery at Bhatinda in Punjab, due for completion in early 2011.

PETROWATCH learns the contract was signed at 11am on November 5, at HME’s office in the Noida suburb of Delhi. KazStroyService says it won against Punj Lloyd and Larsen and Toubro “with a bid around Rs200cr ($48m) lower.

â€‌ KazStroy received a Letter of Intent from HME, a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum (49%) and Mittal Energy Investments (49%), on October 20, and will partner Toyo Engineering. “The SRU must be built in 24 months from the award date,â€‌ says a source.

“Two months are needed for commissioning.â€‌ With a Nelson Complexity Index of 10 or less, the Bhatinda refinery SRU will capture 630 tonnes of sulphur a day at 99.9% recovery and is licensed from France’s Prosernat.