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Another surprise but a Germany-India version of the US Sinclair Rawlings Refinery which relocated Powerine Coking Refinery from California.
Here is the Update on BP’s MOU for a JV with Spice Energy to relocate the German JV (BP-OMV-ENI-PDVSA) Bayernoil Ingostadt (90 MBD) Refinery as CAL’s Haldia Refinery. BP will also be supplying crude & finally make its way into India’s refining market – a target since 2003.
The article indicates Petcoke will be one of the products from the reconstructed CAL Haldia Refinery but Ingostadt had shutdown/idled the one-off hybrid Lurgi Fluid Coker that Exxon never actively participated in. Ingostadt had plans to build new fluid coker using XOM technology or perhaps a delayed coker but it is unclear if a new coker is in the plans for the reconstructed refinery – although KBC has been hired to upgrade the plant and their will be new units added to allow reconstructed refinery use heavier crudes. (My bet is that they will add a delayed coker that India is familiar with.)
The relocation is expected to cost $1 Billion and start up in 24 months – Jan 2010. The comparison cost for building from scratch by Spice was $1.5 Billion and 60 months for an equivalent refinery. <My personal opinon on relocated equipment/units is that when you move the outhouse alongside house – doesn’t make it an indoor bathroom; it just becomes an indoor outhouse = worst combination at 80% of cost.>
The plans are for Lohrmann to shutdown the refinery in June, take it apart and ship the 32,000 tonnes refinery in +3000 crates from its location on the Danube to Antwerp and then ship it on thru the Suez Canal to India’s Halida Port near Calcutta for reconstruction.