Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL) has let a contract to Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG)—a partnership of Chevron USA Inc. and Lummus Technology LLC—to deliver technology licensing for a grassroots processing unit to be installed at the operator’s 12-million tonne/year (tpy) refinery in Mumbai, Maharastra, India.

As part of the Mar. 22 contract, CLG will provide its proprietary Isofinishing hydrofinishing technology for a new 200,000-tpy catalytic processing unit that—once completed—will become India’s first to produce specialty de-aromatized solvents and premium industrial white oils conforming to the most stringent international aromatic and color specifications, the service provider said.

Alongside licensing of Isofinishing technology, CLG said its scope of work on the project includes delivery of engineering services as well as supply of proprietary equipment and noble-metal catalysts—which provide higher activity at lower temperatures than base-metal catalysts—for the planned unit.

The service provider disclosed neither a value of the contract nor a timeframe for the project’s implementation.

BPCL has yet to reveal further details regarding the newly proposed unit.