Technip, was awarded a contract by the National Cooperative
Refinery Association (NCRA) for
the supply of proprietary reforming technology as well
as engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the
No. 2 hydrogen plant equipment at NCRAs refinery in McPherson,
The 40 million standard cubic feet/day plant is part of an expansion project which will allow
NCRA to upgrade the McPherson refinery, according to
company officials who disclosed the plan Thursday.
The project will utilize Technip's high
efficiency top-fired steam reformer to produce high-purity
hydrogen and export steam and the latest nitrogen oxide
reduction technology to ensure minimum emissions. The contract covers
engineering, fabrication, supply, installation,
pre-commissioning and start-up assistance.
Technips operating center in Claremont,
California, will execute the project, which is scheduled for
completion by the first semester of 2015.
"We are pleased to have been awarded this project, which is our third for NCRA
at this site," said Stan Knez, Technips senior vice
president for process technology.
"Previously, we provided a 34 million standard cubic foot per
day hydrogen plant and subsequently, executed an expansion project on the same plant.
This experience has given us a strong foundation upon which we
will provide our technology and services for this
important upgrade project.
Technip was awarded the contract in consortium with its construction partner Performance