New Biturox® project awarded to Pörner by Indian Oil, Barauni Refinery, India

(PresseBox) ( Wien, )
In January 2013 Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Vienna, Austria concluded a contract for engineering and construction of a Biturox® Bitumen Plant in Barauni Refinery, near Patna in the east of India with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

The Pörner scope of services includes licensing, pilot tests, basic engineering, supply of core components as well as commissioning support and start-up. The plant is designed for the production of road paving bitumen VG-10 to VG-40 with a capacity of 100,000 MTA. Suitable feedstock components are refinery intermediate products VR and HVGO from different crudes. The plant shall be provided with the most advanced technology for off-gas treatment and heat recovery and thus fulfills all requirements as to energy efficiency and environmental safety. The start-up is scheduled for 2014.

This 46th licensing underlines the Pörner Group's world market leadership in bitumen oxidation technology. Even now, 50% of India's bitumen production is made in Biturox® plants.

Indian Oil - the largest company in India

Since more than 50 years, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has been not only India's largest and most successful oil company but has also made an important contribution to India's energy industry. The company has 36,000 employees worldwide. To further develop its position as market leader, Indian Oil invests EUR 6.5 million at present in the expansion and modernization of its refineries and pipeline capacities, in infrastructure expansion and product quality improvement.

To meet international standards, investment is being done in ecofriendly and modern technologies for Barauni Refinery also, situated around 100 km east of Patna.

The Pörner Group looks forward to continuing the cooperation with IOCL. The projected Biturox® plant in Barauni is already the third license granted to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. after Gujarat Refinery in 2001 and Mathura Refinery in 2010. It is the 12th of license granting in Southern Asia.
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