August 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm #3494
Flowserve to Supply Coke-Cutting Pumping System to Indian Oil Corporation’s Gujarat Refinery in India
Company Uses Global Infrastructure Capabilities to Provide Critical Technology to Major Indian Project
Business/ Thursday Aug.7, 2008 / DALLAS – Flowserve Corporation, a leading global provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets (NYSE: FLS), today announced it will supply Indian Oil Corporation’s Gujarat Refinery with a special coke-cutting pumping system for the heavy oil upgrading project.
Refinery coke-cutting processing units upgrade heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and process it into high-value transport fuels. The Flowserve hydraulic decoking system to be provided will utilize two jet pumps and features the patented Flowserve AutoShift(TM) cutting tool, which can be shifted remotely to maximize operator safety.
“In addition to our growing global business in the power, chemical and water markets, this order of specialty pumps is representative of the continued attractive growth opportunities we are seeing in the global oil and gas market,” said Flowserve Pump Division President, Tom Ferguson. “The refinery’s coke-cutting pumping system is an extremely important product for processing heavy crude oil and optimizing refining margins and, because of this, we have seen an increase in orders for these specialty pumps.”
The value of the contract is approximately $17 million (USD), which Flowserve recorded as a booking earlier this year. Located in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, the IOC Gujarat Refinery residue upgrading project has an expected commissioning date of January 2010.
“This order is exciting in that it demonstrates the growing utilization of our applied technology focused on solving critical applications for our customers as well as the success in our global expansion plans,” said Lewis Kling, Flowserve President and CEO. “Flowserve is dedicated to being a leading provider in the expansion of the global infrastructure market which includes power, water and chemical, as well as oil and gas.”
“With over two-thirds of our business and operations outside of the U.S., Flowserve’s global diversified platform provides excellent opportunities for the company to take advantage of the increasing investments in needed infrastructure throughout the world,” Kling added.
About Indian Oil Corp.
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. is currently India’s largest company by sales with a turnover US $59.22 billion and profit of US $1.67 billion for fiscal 2007. IndianOil is also the highest ranked Indian company in the Fortune ‘Global 500’ listing, having moved up 19 places to the 116th position in 2008. It is also the 18th largest petroleum company in the world.
The Gujarat Refinery at Vadodara in Gujarat in Western India is IndianOil’s largest refinery. The refinery was commissioned in 1965. Its facilities include five atmospheric crude distillation units. The major units include CRU, FCCU and the first Hydrocracking unit of the country.
About Flowserve Corp.
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at http://www.flowserve.com.
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August 7, 2008 at 2:43 pm #6668
Here is update on the Coker addition at IOC Gujarat Refinery (also know as Koyali Refinery) in Vadodara and its Resid upgrading project. Flowserve will supply IOC with the coke cutting system for the project and the project is still targeted for completion at end of 2009 with commissioning date of Jan 2010.
Foster Wheeler was awarded the coke technology license in 2007 for Koyali-Gujarat’s 3.7 million mtpa coker (charge rate ~60 MBD). IOC’s refineries at Digboi (Assam), Guwahati(Assam), Panipat(Haryana) and Baraunit(Bihar) all have coking units. The Grassroots Paradip-Orissa Coking Refinery project also had a Foster Wheeler 2007 award for coker (that had estimated start-up by end 2008 or first 2009). But in March 2008 there still remains some uncertainty on viability of project (that has already been delayed ~7 years) with Centre’s withdraw of it’s extended 7 year tax holiday by April 1, 2009.
The Koyali-Gujarat Refinery will gain the ability to process both heavy crude imports and the Indian Cairn Rajasthan crude at the end of 2009, similar to what the IOC Baraunit and Panipat coking refineries currently do. The Rajasthan is a waxy, high pour & viscosity, heavy crude with large discounts normally.
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