NRL awards Rs 300 cr expansion project to ThyssenKrupp

11 May 2020

Thyssenkrupp's plant engineering business announced that it has been awarded an order worth Rs 300 Crore by Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) for refinery expansion megaproject.

According to the company, ThyssenKrupp will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services for various units of a refinery located in Numaligarh in Northeastern India. NRL is expanding its refining capacity from three to nine million metric tons per year. The project is expected to be completed by 2024.

The refinery expansion project is part of the government of India's initiative towards "Hydrocarbon Vision 2030" for the northeast region of India. The efforts are aimed at exploiting the region's hydrocarbon sector to facilitate economic development, enhance access to clean fuels, increase the availability of petroleum products, and create employment opportunities.

The scope of supply includes engineering, procurement, and construction management services for a new petrochemical fluidised catalytic cracking (PFCC) unit with two million metric tons annual capacity, units for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) treatment, gasoline desulphurization, MS blocks having naphtha hydrotreating, continuous catalytic reforming and isomerization units.