Aug 04
Successive Send-offs
Successive Send-offs
For L&T Heavy Engineering, delivering excellence is a way of life
Affirming its focus on adding thrust to the petrochemical industry, L&T  Heavy Engineering recently delivered several critical equipment for refineries in India and abroad in quick succession.
On 8 May, Ms Sukla Mistry (Director – Refineries, Indian Oil) virtually flagged off three critical Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) equipment from L&T’s AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex (AMNHEC) at Hazira in Gujarat. This is for a mega Para-xylene (PX) and PTA project at Paradip refinery in Odisha.
The equipment included titanium cladded column (1st dehydration tower, 7.7 diameter x 31 metre height and weighing 370 MT), titanium-cladded vessel (1st TA crystalliser, 5.2 diameter x 12.5 metre height and weighing 85 MT), and SS weld overlay vessel (1st PTA crystalliser, 5.5 diameter x 13 metre height and weighing 280 MT), each with ‘exotic’ metallurgy.
The flag-off ceremony was attended by Mr Anil V Parab (Whole-time Director & Sr EVP – Heavy Engineering & L&T Valves), Mr Ganesh Venugopal (VP & Project Director – Technip Energies), Mr Falgun Chokshi (EVP – L&T Heavy Engineering) and other high-ranking officials from Indian Oil, Toyo, Technip and L&T.
The dispatch of these critical equipment marks a significant step in the project, which will have a production capacity of 800 kilo tonnes per annum (KTA), a PTA capacity of 1200 KTA, and the additional production capacity of 50 KTA toluene.
This remarkable achievement highlights L&T’s technical expertise, exceptional project management skills and strong commitment to building capabilities for Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
On 9 May, an LPG Amine Contactor was flagged off from AMNHEC at Hazira, 4.5 months ahead of contractual delivery date. Meant for the Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) in Karnataka, it will be part of the LPG Amine Absorber System in the PFCC Unit of the refinery.
MRPL's management team graced the flag-off ceremony and handed over an appreciation letter acknowledging the outstanding performance of L&T Heavy Engineering.
“L&T team exhibited excellent engineering and manufacturing skills during execution of the project. Their commitment, dedication and professionalism at all stages of this project was one of the best we have seen in recent history by any of our suppliers,” the letter reads.
On 10 May, two reactors were flagged off from Hazira by senior delegates of the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) in Assam.
The deliverables comprised a 1st LC-fining reactor (weighing 1,160 MT, 49.5-meter in height x 4.3 diameter and a shell thickness of 225 mm) and one VGO HDT reactor (weighing 662.7 MT, 31.5-metre height x 4.4 diameter and a shell thickness of 202.5 mm).
Both the reactors were built from Cr-Mo-V metallurgy. Significantly, 99% of the materials used to build these reactors were locally sourced, marking yet another step towards the nation’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
On the same day, L&T’s Heat Transfer Equipment team flagged off two HDT feed effluent stack heat exchangers for NRL’s RPTU.
Located in Assam’s Golaghat district, the NRL refinery is being expanded to add six million tonnes a year (MMPTA) processing capacity. As part of its Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 to help meet the growing demand for petroleum products in the north-east, the Central government approved the expansion project in January 2019.
On 19 May, a senior delegate from Mexico’s ICA FLUOR flagged off five heavy reactors from L&T’s AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex at Hazira for the Residuals Recovery Project of the Miguel Hidalgo Refinery in Tula, Mexico.
L&T Heavy Engineering had won orders for these hydro-processing reactors (Cr-Mo-V & Cr-Mo metallurgy) beating other global players in a stiff competition.


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