Work at Air Products’ upcoming $400 million-facility, which has been contracted to supply synthesis gas to BPCL’s upcoming integrated refinery expansion project in Kochi, was reviewed by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday.
Vijayan, along with additional chief secretary, industries and power, Paul Antony held discussions with the senior executives of Air Products at a meeting held at Thiruvananthapuram on August 1.
Air Products president Richard J Boocock and Kochi Refinery executive director Prasad K Panicker and other officers participated in the meeting.
Air Products is one of the major global suppliers of gases like oxygen, nitrogen and argon which find application in industries and medicine.
As part of the contract, Air Products is building several new industrial gas manufacturing plants in Kochi, Kerala, marking its first hydrogen production facilities in the country.
The new industrial gas complex will provide hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen in addition to synthetic gas to the BPCL’s Kochi refinery and its proposed petrochemicals complex, supporting the nation’s largest-ever outsourced hydrogen needs.