McDermott awarded polypropylene technology contract

Source: press release, 20 December 2018

HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. was incorporated on 18th September, 2013, as a Joint Venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Government of Rajasthan (GOR)
HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. was incorporated on 18th September, 2013, as a Joint Venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Government of Rajasthan (GOR) (photo: HRRL)

McDermott International, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. (HRRL) for the license and basic engineering design of two 490 KTA polypropylene plants in Pachpadra Tehsil, Barmer District, Rajasthan, India. McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between USD 1 million and USD 50 million.

The plants will use Lummus’ proprietary NOVOLEN® process reactors and proprietary NHP® catalyst to produce a full range of polypropylene products for the Indian and regional markets.

“This is the largest Novolen licensed polypropylene award to date, and the largest polypropylene plant in India,” says Daniel M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President of McDermott’s Lummus Technology business. “Our process includes a high degree of flexibility to adjust to market demand, and HRRL will enjoy the full benefits of economies of scale and technology capability for this world-scale plant.”

McDermott’s Lummus Technology is a licensor of proprietary petrochemicals, refining, gasification and gas processing technologies, and a supplier of proprietary catalysts and related engineering.

This award was reflected in McDermott’s third quarter 2018 backlog.