10 Oct 2022 16:34

Rosneft to supply hydro-processing catalyst to India for Nayara Energy refinery

MOSCOW. Oct 10 (Interfax) - Rosneft and India's Nayara Energy have signed a contract on supplying a diesel-powered hydro-processing catalyst manufactured by RN-Kat, part of Rosneft, the state-owned oil company said in a statement.

According to Rosneft, the first consignment of over 600 tonnes has already been delivered to India. The Russian catalyst is planned to be loaded into the diesel-powered hydro-processing unit at the Nayara Energy refinery by the end of the year.

Rosneft's entities manufacture catalysts at refineries at the facilities of Angarsk Plant of Catalysts and Organic Synthesis, Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant, and RN-Kat enterprise in Sterlitamak.

Rosneft owns a 49.13% stake in India's Nayara Energy, which includes a refinery in the city of Vadinar with capacity of 20 million tonnes per year. The plant is the second largest in India. Nayara Energy's business also includes a deep-water port that can handle super-large VLCC class tankers, and it is one of India's largest retail chains.