OREANDA-NEWS. Essar Projects Limited (EPL), a global EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) company headquartered in Dubai, today announced that it has secured a contract valued at approximately Rs. 700 crore from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). The order is for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning/ commissioning assistance (EPCC) of the coke drum structure package (CDSP) of the delayed coker unit (DCU) at the BPCL Kochi refinery for the integrated refinery expansion project.

On bagging this project Mr Alwyn Bowden, President & CEO, Essar Projects Limited said, “This is the second award from BPCL this year, reinforcing our commitment to our key customers as we continue to deliver value to their operations.”

The scope of work includes project management, residual process design, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning, and performance testing of the coke drum structure package (CDSP) of the delayed coker unit for BPCL.

On the occasion Mr Amit Gupta, CEO, Hydrocarbon SBU- Essar Projects Limited said, “This is the third coker unit that Essar Project's Hydrocarbon SBU would have setup and this contract is the single largest package of the BPCL Kochi integrated refinery expansion project.”

The BPCL Kochi refinery is in the process of expanding the refinery facilities from 9.5 to 15.5 MMTPA as part of the integrated refinery expansion project (IREP) for which Engineers India Limited (EIL) has been appointed as the project management consultant (PMC).

The DCU has a capacity of 3.84 MMTPA and the process licensor for the unit is M/s. CB&I- Lummus Technology. The overall project schedule for this project is 27 months, including commissioning.