Rental Power Enables Commissioning of New Refinery

Rental Power Enables Commissioning of New Refinery

Bina (Madhya Pradesh), India – 16 March 2011: Aggreko, the global leader in the supply of rental power and temperature control services, has been awarded a contract to provide a rental power package to Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd (BORL). The rental power package will be used to power the 6MMPTA refinery in Bina, Madhya Pradesh, until the permanent power plant at the refinery is commissioned.

In 2006, Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd commenced construction of the new refinery, which included a 100 MW Captive Power Plant (CPP) that was designed to operate on the petroleum coke produced from the refinery. Due to delays in the commissioning of the CPP, BORL was unable to begin the commissioning phase of the plant as scheduled, although the refinery was ready to begin operations. For this reason, BORL contacted Aggreko in order to determine if a rental power package would be a suitable solution.

After meeting with BORL, Aggreko designed a customised solution for the commissioning of the refinery start-up. Due to the limited land available for the housing of the rental power plant, Aggreko proposed a solution whereby power would be provided at three different locations within the refinery in different phases throughout the rental period. Aggreko was the only rental power provider with the ability to offer BORL an end-to-end solution.

Based upon the proposal, BORL awarded the contract to Aggreko for a period of five months. The power package was designed, mobilised, installed and commissioned by Aggreko, with civil works, site preparation and equipment operation also included as part of the turn-key package. The first phase of the rental power package was brought on-line on 17th October 2010 and has enabled BORL to begin commissioning of the refinery.

Commenting on the project, Mr Abid Ahmed, Country Manager, Aggreko India, said: “In the refining industry, even a few days of delay in commissioning can have large financial implications. This project highlights the value that Aggreko can bring to its customers by providing flexible power packages specifically tailored to individual needs. This is also our largest power project in India to date, so I’m very pleased to see that the concept of rental power is becoming increasingly accepted across the country.”

Mr U.N. Joshi, Managing Director, Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd., said: “Aggreko's rental power package has enabled us to commission our new refinery ready for operation as scheduled. The Aggreko team have delivered on their commitment and have lived up to their reputation of being fast, reliable power providers; the rental plant was installed on-time and has operated flawlessly, whilst overcoming many major hurdles including the import of equipment and all operational approvals.”

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