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June 25, 2017

Topsoe to help HMEL meet BS-VI fuel specification on fast track

  • Topsoe delivers a bundled technology solution of diesel hydrotreater unit and revamp of hydrogen generation facility.
  • HMEL refinery will be revamped to deliver BS VI (equivalent Euro VI) fuel specifications under BS-VI Fuel Quality Project
  • BS-VI Fuel Quality Project is planned to be commissioned within just 36 months.

Indian refinery company HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL) has chosen Topsoe’s diesel hydrotreater unit and hydrogen generation facilities to meet their upgrading requirements. The revamped refinery in Bathinda, Punjab will meet the BS VI (equivalent to Euro VI) fuel specifications, when completed in the last quarter of 2019.

Topsoe’s bundled technology solution and the fast project implementation will make it possible for HMEL to meet the BS VI fuel specification deadline. This solution requires less investment than competing solutions along with shorter project implementation time, while providing optimal feed flexibility to meet processing objectives. The solution offers substantial project cost savings using a new diesel hydrotreater unit supplemented by revamp of the existing hydrogen generation facility with two of Topsoe’s proprietary heat exchange reformers (HTER). The compact HTERs are always individually customized for each plant to provide capacity increases up to 30% with a very small footprint.

Topsoe HTER

The diesel hydrotreater unit will be optimized to take full advantage of Topsoe’s HyBRIMTM TK-611 ultra-low sulfur diesel catalyst that deliver 25% improved activity for both nitrogen and sulfur removal and longer cycle lengths while processing complex feeds.

“HMEL has chosen this solution based on Topsoe’s insight into processes, hardware, and catalysts for ultra-low sulfur diesel. We are very satisfied to be able to deliver such a highly effective integrated solution in a very short time,” says Morten Schaldemose, Executive Vice President, Refinery Business Unit, Haldor Topsoe.

Engineers India Limited (EIL) is engaged to provide EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management) services on the BS-VI Fuel Quality Project. EIL have considerable experience from the Indian hydrocarbon sector and carry vast experience in executing projects on a fast track basis.


Watch a video on TK-611 HyBRIM™ catalyst used to optimize HMEL's unit:


More information
Svend Ravn, Media Relations Manager, Haldor Topsoe A/S
Phone: +45 22 75 43 58

About HMEL
HMEL is a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Mittal Energy Investment Pte Ltd, Singapore – part of the Lakshmi N Mittal Group. Both the joint venture partners hold a stake of 49% each in the company, the balance 2% is held by Indian financial institutions. HMEL owns and operates the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (GGSR) of 9 MMTPA capacity at Bathinda, Punjab.

About EIL
Engineers India Ltd (EIL) is a public-sector undertaking of the Government of India under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and is a leading global engineering consultancy and EPC company. Established in 1965, EIL provides engineering consultancy and EPC services principally focused on the oil & gas, petrochemical industries, storage terminals, pipe lines, non-ferrous metallurgy, fertilizer, port and terminals, infrastructure etc.

About Haldor Topsoe A/S
Haldor Topsoe is a world leader in catalysis and surface science, committed to helping our customers achieve optimal performance. We enable our customers to get the most out of their processes and products, using the least possible energy and resources, in the most responsible way. We are headquartered in Denmark and have project development, R&D, engineering, production plants, and sales & service across the globe. In 2016, our revenue was approximately 860 million US dollars, and we employ some 2,600 employees.



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