BS-VI IMPACTS ON THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Industry Global News24 | October 15, 2019

UOP, the US-based supplier of technology to the hydrocarbon sector, had launched a novel kerosene-to-naphtha conversion technology in India last week. UOP is extremely excited to use its techniques and tools that could assist the customers to navigate through various challenges – like fluctuation in fuel demand, in brief, medium and long terms. One thing they’ve been doing over the years. Refineries historically started with fuels and slowly immigrated to petrochemicals. After UOP designed Reliance Industries' plant in India, that was fairly integrated with petrochemicals. They tend to grow to a different level currently. Today, highly-integrated refineries are also 20% petrochemicals and 75-80% fuel. In the future, this may reverse and there'll be 80% petrochemicals and 20% fuel. We all know this transition goes to happen, however, we do not understand the timeframe. They scrutinize feedstock and see what's there to figure with and have special modeling skills to optimize the configuration with totally different units to maximize petrochemicals. The opposite factor that we will bring is new technology. Viewing the business, olefins are in deficit in India, there's a choice to bring.

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The Salt and Chlorine plant operations started more than 50 years ago to supply the desalination and electricity stations with Chlorine. Ever since being acquired by Al-Kout Industrial Projects (AIP) Group in 2000, the plant has expanded by having new machinery and equipment added to increase capacity and realize more than triple its original output. We have also updated our performance management and people model to include shared objectives, and we have linked our values to our competency framework.

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The Salt and Chlorine plant operations started more than 50 years ago to supply the desalination and electricity stations with Chlorine. Ever since being acquired by Al-Kout Industrial Projects (AIP) Group in 2000, the plant has expanded by having new machinery and equipment added to increase capacity and realize more than triple its original output. We have also updated our performance management and people model to include shared objectives, and we have linked our values to our competency framework.

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