Axens selected for Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project in India

FEBRUARY 16 - 2021
Axens selected for Numaligarh Refinery Expansion

Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India) has selected Axens to supply advanced technologies in gasoline block for its Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP).

Numaligarh refinery is located at Golaghat District in Assam (India) and was commissioned in 2000 with a capacity of 3 million tons-per-annum (MTPA) to process local crude oil Assam.

NRL is now planning to expand the refinery capacity from 3 MTPA to 9 MTPA by implementing in parallel a new refinery of 6 MTPA crude capacity with downstream grassroots facilities at the same location of the existing refinery in Golaghat, Assam.

Axens has provided key technologies to the Indian Refineries for the production of clean fuels, especially to remove sulfur from gasoline pool to meet Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) specifications.

For the last two decades, Axens has developed a strong and trustful relationship with NRL, involving supply of technologies, catalysts, technical services and supporting NRL through different phases of projects.

As part of the Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP), Axens has been selected by NRL to license the following technologies:


The scope of Axens’ work includes the supply of basic engineering design package, catalysts & adsorbents, proprietary equipment, trainings and technical services.

Axens’ Process Licensing Global Business Unit Executive Vice-President Patrick Sarrazin said: “The expansion of the Numaligarh Refinery will help NRL to meet growing domestic demand for clean fuels reaching BS VI specifications. We are delighted to support NRL by supplying our extensive refining technology expertise, global capabilities in basic engineering design, catalysts, equipment and services.”

 

About Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL)

The Numaligarh Refinery (www.nrl.co.in), located at Golaghat district, Assam in India is a petroleum refinery owned by Numaligarh Refinery Limited, a joint venture between Bharat Petroleum, Oil India Limited and Government of Assam. The present crude processing capacity of the refinery is 3 MMTPA. The refinery plays a strategic role towards catering to the fuels demand of North-Eastern regions of India. In 2019, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India approved the plan to increase the refinery capacity to 9 MMTPA.
 

About Axens

Axens (www.axens.net) is a group providing a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit cycle life. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services. Axens is an IFP Group company.

 

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