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Engineers India Limited (EIL), an engineering services company under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, has so far completed 400 major projects and has a workforce of 2,730 engineers, technologists, and other specialists. The company, set up to provide engineering and other technical services to petroleum reﬁneries, possesses deep understanding of reﬁneries and expertise to build them. It is for such a reﬁnery project that it won the PMI India Best Project of the Year Award 2010.
The Bina Reﬁnery project that EIL took up on 1 January 2006, is among the 49 reﬁneries the company has set up so far. PMI honored EIL for excellence in project management that EIL demonstrated in planning and executing the project.
Bina Reﬁnery in Madhya Pradesh in central India is designed to have a production capacity of six million metric tons per annum. The refinery is owned and operated by Bharat Oman Reﬁneries Ltd (BORL), a company promoted by Bharat Petroleum Company Limited with equity participation from Oman Oil Company Limited.
Imposing scale, technology
Bina Reﬁnery was to be the ﬁrst petcoke-based captive co-generation power plant in India. In other words, the reﬁnery would run on a power plant that would be fed with petcoke, an output of the reﬁnery. It would also be the ﬁrst reﬁnery in India to have an integrated hydrocracker plant producing liquid petroleum gas, fuel gas, naphtha, etc., and a diesel hydro treater unit that produces Euro 3 and Euro 4 diesel.
The reﬁnery is located at a landlocked site and is designed to have zero liquid discharge. It boasts of a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system. The plant is also designed to produce low total dissolved solids as an efﬂ uent; whatever is generated is used for horticulture or is solar dried.
Bina Reﬁnery uses state-of-the-art ﬁeld bus technology, which is a signal transfer methodology whereby a large amount of data in digital mode can be transmitted bi-directionally on one physical link. It helps execute control algorithm in ﬁeld devices, reduce ﬁeld cabling/wiring, provides better information for engineering, operation and maintenance, and allows inter-operable instrumentation.
Project management challenges and resolution
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