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Assam-based Numaligarh Oil Refinery Implements Hexagon Solutions to Drive Digital Transformation

NEW DELHI, India, Aug 11, 2021 – Hexagon’s PPM division announced that the Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), a leading energy company operating in North East India, has deployed Hexagon solutions to digitally transform its refinery project execution and operations. Hexagon solutions are used to create an accurate digital representation, or a “digital twin,” of the NRL refinery.


Numaligarh_refineryNumaligarh Oil Refinery, Assam, India


The digital twin is created using Hexagon’s modular asset lifecycle information management (ALIM) solutions that enable intelligent connectivity between work processes, covering the complete facility lifecycle. This provides NRL with interoperability between engineering design tools and other operations systems, ensuring consistent, complete and correct engineering master data.

NRL uses Hexagon’s digital twin technology in the Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP), aiming to triple the current production capacity from three MMTPA (million metric tonne per annum) to nine MMTPA. The project is a part of India’s Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for the North-Eastern region of India, which is a step toward expanding the fuel production capacity in the country, ensuring energy security.

On the occasion of Go Live of the IEDDMS (Integrated Electronic Data and Document Management System), Mr. Aruni Chakraborty, Senior Chief General Manager at NRL, said, “The prestigious expansion project is not only special for us but also for the whole country. We are glad to be partnering with Hexagon, and having successfully completed phase one of implementation of the IEDDMS, we are confident that NRL will benefit from efficient, intelligent and data-centric work processes of the platform supporting the entire facility lifecycle.”

Mr. Girish Kumar Borah, Chief General Manager Projects at NRL, said, “NRL is committed to the vision of  its senior leadership to adopt digital led world-class project execution best practices for project delivery. Partnering with Hexagon for our expansion project has empowered us to establish a secure collaborative environment which will integrate the activities of different engineering consultants, enabling improved decision-making in project workflow and approval steps.”

Mr. Chanpreet Sahni, Vice President, Hexagon’s PPM division India, said, “Numaligarh Refinery is a pioneer in India when it comes to creating a true digital asset. Hexagon is proud to be associated with them in this prestigious expansion project, and we look forward toward a strong and successful partnership.”

Mr. Jean-François Stephan, Executive Vice President, Hexagon’s PPM division, said, “As the energy demand continues to increase, digitalization can help the power industry prepare for the future challenges. We are happy to bring our experience to NRL’s digital transformation journey.”

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s PPM division empowers its clients to transform unstructured information into a smart digital asset to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities, ensuring safe and efficient operation throughout the entire lifecycle.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.

About Numaligarh Refinery (NRL)

The Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) , is an energy company  owned by Oil India Limited  , Government of Assam and Engineers India Limited, located in the Brahmaputra valley in the state  of Assam, India . The commencement of commercial operations started in 2000, and in 2019, the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs , Govt of India  approved the Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP) to expand the production capacity.

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