Hyperion Sponsors, Participates and Presents at IRPC 2013

Nicosia, Cyprus.  17 July 2013.  Hyperion Systems Engineering (Hyperion), the leading independent simulation solutions provider, has proudly sponsored, participated and presented at the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC 2013), which was held on 9–11 July 2013, in New Delhi, India.


Hyperion has recently developed and delivered an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for the ethylene plant of India’s ONGC Petro-additions Ltd. (OPaL). OPaL is setting up this grass root mega petrochemical complex at Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Dahej, Gujarat in western India. The OPaL Dahej plant will be India’s largest ethylene plant, and the center of a larger petrochemical complex. To obtain more information on this and other Hyperion OTS projects, please visit: www.hyperionsystems.net/ots

Hyperion and OPaL representatives have participated and jointly presented the successful delivery of the Dahej ethylene plant OTS system, at the IRPC 2013 conference. The presentation titled ‘Hyperion utilizes latest technology for developing Operator Training Simulator for OPaL’s Dahej Cracker’ gave special emphasis on:

  • The OTS technology, the simulator role and its features
  • The challenges faced during the development of the OTS system and how these were handled
  • The plant start-up benefits and life cycle benefits expected to be gained by the use of the OTS system

The IRPC 2013 conference featured more than 40 presentations with special focus on the latest advances in technology and operations at refineries and petrochemical plants, as well as the benefits of integrating these two types of plants. Around 300 industry professionals were on hand as delegates for the event, which was held at the famed Taj Palace near downtown New Delhi. Hyperion has proudly sponsored and supported this event as the Advisory Board Gift Underwriter.

IRPC is a leading-edge technical conference, providing an elite forum within which industry leaders can share knowledge and ideas relating to the international refining and petrochemical industries. The conference emphasizes the latest technological and operational advances from both a local and global perspective, and is attended by project engineers, process engineers and hydrocarbon processing industry management officials from around the world. With changes in crude supply around the world, refiners and technology companies are able to present the latest developments in refining technologies.

The conference is organized and hosted by Gulf Publishing Company, an international publishing and events business dedicated to the energy sector. Founded in 1916, Gulf Publishing Company produces and distributes leading trade journals (World Oil and Hydrocarbon Processing magazines), and provides research, databases, software and events designed for the needs of the energy industry. Combined, its specialized publications reach an audience of more than 100,000 upstream and downstream energy industry professionals worldwide.

About ONGC Petro additions Limited


ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL), a multi billion joint venture company was incorporated in 2006, as a Public Limited Company under the companies Act, 1956, promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and co-promoted by GAIL and GSPC.

OPaL is setting up a grass root mega Petrochemical project at Dahej, Gujarat in PCPIR/SEZ. The complex’s main Dual Feed Cracker Unit has the capacity to produce 1100 KTPA Ethylene, 400 KTPA Propylene and the Associated Units consists of Pyrolysis Gasoline Hydrogenation Unit, Butadiene Extraction Unit and Benzene Extraction Unit. The Polymer plants of OPaL has 2X360 KTPA of LLDPE/HDPE Swing unit, 1X340 KTPA of Dedicated HDPE and 1×340 KTPA of PP. All the major contracts have been awarded and the construction is in full swing.

OPaL is poised to become a key player in the growth of the polymer industry, because it has all the essential ingredients to become one of the best performing operators in the global petrochemical industry. Moreover, to utilize the advantage of this highly competitive and dynamic market, OPaL synergizes with the strengths of its promoters. OPaL has the combine advantages of adequate indigenous feedstock supplies, talented manpower, ready market and above all, a better and brighter domestic market.

The demand for polymers in India is huge and is expected to further rise with the growth in GDP. India will continue to be in deficit of Polyethylene in the foreseeable future. Moreover this also works as a perfect downstream integration for ONGC-the key promoter who will be supplying the feedstock required for this project from its Hazira, Uran and Dahej facilities.

Apart from the home turf, being in SEZ, OPaL will be marketing substantial part of its produce in the international market. OPaL aims to provide world-class products and services across the globe. To achieve this, OPaL makes effective use of technology, while being sensitive towards the environment at all times. Using the state-of-art technologies from the finest and most renowned technology providers in the world, the OPaL facilities will be among the best in class in the world. OPaL aspires to establish a suitable relationship with community at large for mutual benefit.

For more information, see OPaL online at www.opalindia.in