Europem NV commences landmark contract in India Europem NV based in Lier, Belgium secured the contract for the first Enhanced Reactive Thermal Oxidation project in India. The plant will eliminate the sulfur emissions from the Uran complex of the Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC) of India. This complex is the largest oil and gas treatment plant of ONGC.

Europem NV will be responsible for the design, construction and operation and maintenance of the facility. The plant will use Europem’s proprietary Enhanced Reactive Thermal Oxidation technology. This Best Available Technology will eliminate the sulfur emissions to below the legal limits - resulting in a 99.5% reduction of the emissions – with minimal use of natural resources.

The ground breaking ceremony or Bhumi Pooja was held on 27 July in the presence of Mr. Peter Huyghebaert, Consul General of the Consulate of Belgium in Mumbai, Mr. S.K. Pandey, Executive Director and Plant Manager of ONGC Uran, Mr. Narendra Asija,, Group General Manager and incoming Plant Manager and Mr. Marcel Goemans, Managing Director of Europem NV.

Pre-construction activities have commenced and the plant will be operational in August 2017. The project will be executed by Europem India Pvt Ltd with support from the parent company in Belgium.

This project constitutes a major breakthrough for Europem in India and builds on other recent accomplishments include the Thermal Oxidation plant for CAIRN India Ltd at Aishwariya oilfield in Rajasthan and a Sulfur Recovery Unit project for Numaligarh Refinery Ltd with Engineers India Ltd. From left: Mr. SK Pandey, Executive Director ONGC, Mr. Narendra Asija,, Group General Manager ONGC, Mr. Marcel Goemans, Managing Director Europem.  Central, Mr. Peter Huyghebaert, Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai.

Europem is a leading CleanTech company and supplier of flare systems, burners, energy-from-waste units, thermal oxidizers, waste heat recovery systems and environmental technology.  Europem has built over 250 installations in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Europem delivers environmental payback projects by turning an environmental problem into a revenue stream for her clients such as product recovery from waste streams, energy generation from industrial waste and reliable and robust low-cost systems for environmental protection.

Europem is based in Lier near Antwerp, Belgium and has offices in Lille (France), Dubai (UAE) and Mumbai and New Delhi in India. 75% of revenue is generated through export, 50% of which outside the EU.

Europem is fully ISO-certified (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) and holds a VCA-P certification.

ONGC is the largest producer of crude oil and natural gas in India, contributing around 70 per cent of Indian domestic production. ONGC is India’s Top Energy Company and ranks 17th among global energy majors and 3rd amongst exploration and production companies (Platts). Acclaimed for its Corporate Governance practices, Transparency International has ranked ONGC 26th among the biggest publicly traded global giants. It is the most valued public enterprise in India. ONGC has a unique distinction of being a company with in-house service capabilities in all areas of Exploration and Production of oil & gas and related oil-field services. Winner of the Best Employer award, a dedicated team of over 33,500 professionals toil round the clock in challenging locations.

Its wholly-owned subsidiary ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) is the biggest Indian multinational in the energy space, participating in 36 oil and gas properties in 17 countries.