Topsoe to help Indian refinery meet Euro VI equivalent fuel specifications

The HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd refinery will be revamped to deliver Euro VI equivalent fuel specifications.

The diesel hydrotreating unit is optimised for Haldor Topsoe's HyBRIM TK-611 ultra-low sulphur diesel catalyst.
The diesel hydrotreating unit is optimised for Haldor Topsoe's HyBRIM TK-611 ultra-low sulphur diesel catalyst.

Indian refinery company HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL) has chosen Topsoe's diesel hydrotreater unit and hydrogen generation facilities to meet their upgrading requirements.

The revamped refinery in Bathinda, Punjab, India, will meet the BS VI (equivalent to Euro VI) fuel specifications, when completed in the last quarter of 2019.

Topsoe’s bundled technology solution and the fast project implementation will make it possible for HMEL to meet the BS VI fuel specification deadline. This solution requires less investment than competing solutions along with shorter project implementation time, while providing optimal feed flexibility to meet processing objectives.

The solution offers substantial project cost savings using a new diesel hydrotreater unit supplemented by revamp of the existing hydrogen generation facility with two of Topsoe’s proprietary heat exchange reformers (HTER). The compact HTERs are always individually customised for each plant to provide capacity increases up to 30 percent with a very small footprint.

The diesel hydrotreater unit will be optimised to take full advantage of Topsoe’s HyBRIMTM TK-611 ultra-low sulphur diesel catalyst that deliver 25 percent improved activity for both nitrogen and sulphur removal and longer cycle lengths, while processing complex feeds.

“HMEL has chosen this solution based on Topsoe’s insight into processes, hardware, and catalysts for ultra-low sulphur diesel. We are very satisfied to be able to deliver such a highly effective integrated solution in a very short time,” says Morten Schaldemose, executive vice president, refinery business unit, Haldor Topsoe.

Engineers India Limited (EIL) is engaged to provide EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management) services on the BS-VI fuel quality project. EIL has considerable experience from the Indian hydrocarbon sector and carry vast experience in executing projects on a fast-track basis.

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