13 December 2007 16:41 [Source: ICIS news]
NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--Essar Oil Vadinar Limited (EOVL) will set up a 1,350 tonne/day sulphur recovery unit (SRU) in technical collaboration with Jacob Nederlands, a government official associated with the project said on Thursday.
EOVL is an associate company of Essar Oil Limited (EOL) which operates a refinery at Vadinar in the ?xml:namespace>
The SRU forms part of the project to expand refining capacity to 18m tonnes/year from 10.5m tonnes/year. The Indian rupees (Rs) 84.19bn ($2.2bn) expansion is slated for completion by December 2009.
SRU scheme envisaged installation of two units with 675 tonnes/day of capacity each using Jacobs' sulphur degassing technology. Jacob will also provide transfer of know-how and provision of engineering services, the official said.
SRU would have sulphur recovery efficiency of 99.9% and would help the company meet the stringent sulphur emission standards for transportation fuels.
Under a separate technical collaboration application submitted to the government, EOVL had stated it intended to set up hydrogen plant with
It did not disclose the capacity of the hydrogen plant.
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