Lekshminarayanan Hariharan

Bis 2010, Vice President, Essar

Mumbai, India


Chemical Engineering • B.Tech CIT • M.Tech IIT Kha
Nancy • Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of


Professional experience for Lekshminarayanan Hariharan

  • 4 years and 7 months, Sep 2005 - Mar 2010

    Vice President


    Leading a team for the proposed petrochemical complex consisting of multifeed cracker, HDPE, LLDPE, EO / MEG, EB / Styrene, PP, Benzene Recovery, C4 Hydrogenation, MTBE or ETBE, Butene - 1, Paraxylene, PTA, LAB, Oxo alcohol, acrylics, screening of alternatives. Conceptual scheme for develop[ed business development plan initiated. Coordinated with EIL for DFR; with NEERI for EIA. Coordinated with many licensors to get proposals; the proposals were evaluated and technology selection done.

  • 14 years and 4 months, May 1991 - Aug 2005

    General Manager

    Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd

    This is a grass-root Petrochemicals Complex comprising Naphtha Cracker, Butadiene, Pyrolysis Gasoline Hydrogenation (PGH), Benzene, C4 Hydrogenation (CHU), HDPE, LLDPE and Polypropylene Plants. During the project, the responsibilities included selection of technologies for Cracker, Butadiene, Benzene, PGH and CHU; finalising the Licence Agreements; Process Design Basis and interacting with the Licensors to complete the Basic Engineering Packages; Evaluation of Cracker LSTK Bids, awarded the contract & ...

  • 1990 - 1991

    Engineering Manager

    Tata Chemicals

  • 1989 - 1990


    University of Basrah

  • 1988 - 1989


    Engineers India Limited

  • 2 years and 1 month, May 1986 - May 1988

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    University of Waterloo

    Multiphase Reactors / Reaction Engineering Studies on Trickle-Bed Reactors (A healthy blend of theory and experiment)

  • 1979 - 1986


    Engineers India Limited

    * Evaluation of Technical Proposals for Technology Selection * Co-ordination with Engineering Contractors / Operating Companies * Process Design and Development involving a wide range of unit operations and unit process * Conceptual Design, Process Engineering - PFD, P&ID, Heat & Energy Balances, Equipment Specifications * Process Modelling and Simulation. Scale up of Processes, Translation of Bench Scale Technology * Develop Design Methods

Educational background for Lekshminarayanan Hariharan

  • 1975 - 1982

    Chemical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • 1 year and 11 months, Jul 1973 - May 1975

    Chemical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

    Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals Specialisation

  • 3 years and 11 months, Jul 1969 - May 1973

    Chemical Engineering

    Coimbatore Institute Of Technology

    1st Class 72%


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