Air Products (AP) recently announced the signing of a long-term supply agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), India’s flagship national oil company. AP will build, own and operate (BOO) a new industrial gases complex supplying hydrogen (H2), nitrogen (N2) and steam to IOCL’s Barauni Refinery in Bihar, India.
The new complex will include the latest generation multi-feed hydrogen production facility supplying 70,000 N㎥ per hour of H2 as well as steam, and a high-efficiency ASU producing 4,000 N㎥ per hour of N2.
AP expects the new industrial gas complex for IOCL to come onstream in 2024. Once completed, the Barauni project will be AP’ second BOO project in India, after the Kochi Industrial Gas complex at BPCL’s Kochi Refinery.