Air Products starts supplying syngas to BPCL-Kochi Refinery

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on April 20, 2021

This is the company’s second supply contract with BPCL

Air Products, a world leader in industrial gases mega project development and execution, has started supplying syngas from the Kochi Industrial Gas Complex to the Propylene Derivatives Petrochemical Project (PDPP) at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Kochi Refinery.

This is the company’s second supply contract with BPCL at Kochi. Air Products already operates a world-scale industrial gas complex which was commissioned in 2017, and inaugurated in 2018, to support the BPCL Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP) at the same location.

Samir J. Serhan, Chief Operating Officer, Air Products said, “Air Products is privileged to supply syngas and aid BPCL’s entry in the petrochemical market. I am proud of the teams who have shown exceptional resilience and dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic. The work they have done to support this facility shows how persistently we exhibit our core values of safety, speed, simplicity, and self-confidence in this region. Kochi is a shining example of our ability to come together as a team, wherever we are in the world, to execute large-scale, essential industrial gas projects for our customers.”

Sanjay Khanna, Executive Director of BPCL Kochi Refinery, said, “The Syngas supplied by Air Products is a critical component for PDPP and will enable BPCL’s entry in the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical market in a big way. This represents a significant multi-national company investment in India and support for India’s vision to become self-reliant. PDPP will produce niche products like Acrylic acid, Oxo-alcohols and Acrylates utilising industrial gases supplied by Air Products.”

Anand Chordia, Managing Director, Air Products India, said, “The supply of syngas at the Kochi Industrial Gas Complex reinforces Air Products India’s capabilities to execute large-scale projects indigenously through detailed engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and through to reliable supply.”

Published on April 20, 2021

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