L&T builds one of the world's largest FCC Regenerators & Combustors
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) has announced that the Company's Heavy Engineering Division-Hazira Works, has successfully built one of the world's largest FCC Regenerators & Combustors for Reliance Petroleum Ltd's (RPL) export oriented refinery coming up at Jamnagar, Gujarat.
The equipment is considered to be the heart of the RPL's refinery, which is billed as the fifth largest in the world. The Company had previously built a similar FCC regenerator and combustor for Reliance Industries Ltd's (RIL) refinery in Jamnagar in the year 1998.With the completion of the current project, the Company has successfully constructed the most critical components of Reliance's Jamnagar Complex, which is the world's single largest refinery complex in the world. The project is a testimony to the Company's ability and the faith reposed in it by RIL.The project, completed 6 weeks ahead of schedule, is a repeat order placed on the Company by Reliance for the Jamnagar Export Refinery Project (JERP). The contract was won by the Company under global competition.The Company received the order for this equipment in November 2005 and the delivery date was July 2007. The Company manufactured this equipment in a record time and is delivering it 6 weeks ahead of schedule.The main features of this equipment are a 16.3 metre diameter, an overall length of 40 metres and weight of 1320 MT. The material of construction for equipment is carbon-manganese steel with more than 170 MT of stainless steel internals.The process licensor for this equipment is UOP-USA, Mechanical Design (including the critical finite element analysis), detailed engineering and fabrication were done by the Company's Hazira Works. Transportation to this mammoth equipment will also be carried out by the Company.The flag-off ceremony took place at the Company on May 21, 2007 and the equipment will sail to Jamnagar and will reach JERP by end May 2007.The seamless execution of the project once again proves the Company's capability in fabricating such large equipment utilizing hi-tech fabrication techniques. The Company improved its own track record by delivering the equipment ahead of schedule and is now geared to fabricate more challenging and critical equipment for refineries around the world.Incidentally, the Company's Hazira Works is in the final stage of its capacity expansion project with which the shop capacity is doubled including a super-heavy bay which can handle 2000 MT plus weight equipment.