Porvair Filtration Group has announced that it has been awarded a further extension to its existing contract with Reliance Industries, announced in February 2013.
In a second extension to the contract for gasification filtration, Reliance Industries has ordered further filtration modules, increasing the scope of the project by a quarter. Andy Bevis, Head of Process Technology at Porvair commented "Work is underway on the contract and we are nearing completion of the design phase”.
India's largest private sector enterprise, Reliance Industries Limited selected Porvair Filtration Group to design and build char filtration systems for the gasification plant at Jamnagar, as part of the J3 expansion project. The value of the contract awarded to Porvair is undisclosed for commercial reasons, but manufacturing will take place over the next 18 months. Reliance's Jamnagar site is the largest oil refining complex in the world, with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.3 million barrels of oil per day. The completed gasification facility at Jamnagar will be the largest in the world and will process petroleum coke and coal into synthesis gas using E-Gas™ technology licensed from Lummus Technology, the technology group of CB&I.
Commenting, Tom Liddell, MD of Porvair Filtration Group said: "We are clearly delighted to have been selected for this high profile work in India and look forward to supporting Reliance in this ambitious project. This success significantly strengthens our position as a market leader in the market for hot gas filtration within processes such as gasification. Elements of the engineering will be similar to the work we are currently doing for POSCO in South Korea, but the initial Jamnagar installation will be several times larger”.
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Porvair Filtration Group has supplied a comprehensive range of filtration and separation products to the energy market for many years. Porvair supply all major sectors of the power generation, distribution and supply industry, where its market-leading filtration technology is used over a wide range of applications. These include the distribution of natural gas, conditioning and treatment of fuel oils, hydrocarbons and produced water, clean coal technologies, gasification and fuel cell technology.
Porvair Filtration Group is an international leader in the development and supply of materials and products for applications in filtration and separation. The company's expertise in a wide range of media and the dedication of their design, manufacturing, sales, test and research teams ensure they are at the forefront of filtration technology, delivering world class performance to the Aerospace, Defense, Nuclear, Energy, Chemical Process, Industrial Process, Water Treatment, Printing and Life Science markets. With offices and manufacturing sites located in the UK, Europe and the USA combined with a world-wide network of market representatives and distributors, Porvair prides itself on its investment in continuous innovation and research to meet global demands.