Energy services giant TechnipFMC has been awarded a “substantial” contract for India’s largest hydrogen generation unit.
The contract, awarded by the state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL), is worth between £192million and £384million.
TechnipFMC will deliver services inlcuding project management, technology licensing and engineering and construction.
The project is part of the brownfield expansion of the Visakh Refinery Modernisation Project in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.
It includes increasing the refining capacity from 8.3 million to 15 million metric tonnes per year.
Nello Uccelletti, President of the Onshore/Offshore business at TechnipFMC, commented: “Our proprietary steam reforming and TPR technologies were key differentiators in this award.
“By maximizing energy efficiency, lowering feed consumption, reducing power import and minimizing emissions, these technologies will enable us to provide HPCL with a self-sufficient HGU which is one of a kind in the industry.”