Tata Projects secures Rs6,000-cr orders from BPCL, HPCL Rajasthan
28 January 2020
Tata Projects Limited, the infrastructure arm of the Tata Group, has received multiple mega orders in the oil and gas refinery sector with combined value totalling more than Rs6,000 crore. Out of these, three orders are from HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd (HRRL) and one from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
BPCL’s order is for its 2G bio ethanol project at Bargarh, Odisha, with a proposed capacity of 100 KL per day of second generation ethanol. This project is significant since the government is encouraging production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues to provide additional sources of remuneration to farmers. It will support the government’s Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme, in addition to reducing environmental pollution due to burning of agricultural waste.
Once completed, this BPCL 2G Bio Ethanol Project will produce fuel grade ethanol meeting specifications as per IS 15464:2004, using domestic agro based lingo-cellulosic feedstock. Rice straw shall be the design feedstock while Maize stalk will be the check case.
“As a leading engineering & technology company, we have a specialised division that executes construction of environmentally beneficial and challenging projects. Hence, we seek to undertake projects that improve the lives of communities and support national developmental objectives at the same time. Tata Projects has delivered projects On-Time using world-class management techniques with uncompromising standards of safety and ecological responsibility,” Vinayak Deshpande, managing director of Tata Projects Ltd, said.
The other three orders are for HRRL’s upcoming green-field refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Rajasthan. Tata Projects will execute the work for the Crude Distillation Unit and Vacuum Distillation Unit (CDU-VDU), which is the first package of the 9.0 MMTPA refinery complex. Other packages in the unit are Hot Well Off Gas Treatment Unit (HWOG), Saturated LPG Treating Unit and Saturated Fuel Gas Treating Unit. This unit shall be designed for processing 9.9 MMTPA of crude.
The Second HRRL order is for the second package of Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) with Unsaturated LPG Treating Unit. The Delayed Coker Unit is designed to process 2.4 MMTPA or 300,000 kg/hr of mixed feed consisting of vacuum residue from the upstream distillation units and clarified oil from the Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU).
Third HRRL order is for Vacuum Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit and Refinery - capacity of VGO HDT is 3.5 MMTPA. The main objective of the unit is to produce hydro treated vacuum gas oil having desired level of hydrogen, low sulphur and low nitrogen for various design feed cases.
"We are delighted to secure and execute these mega projects of national importance. These projects are testimony to our expertise and vast experience in executing similar projects on time. Energy is an area wherein every country needs to focus since it directly affects the economic growth and welfare of citizens. As a company, we are certain that these projects will further strengthen India’s energy security while providing an impetus to national development,” Satyanarayana K, COO – Industrial Systems, Tata Projects Ltd, said.