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L&T dispatches India's heaviest hydrocracker reactor to HPCL before schedule

PW Bureau

Larsen and Toubro at present is also manufacturing several hydrocracker reactors, some of them weighing more than 2,000 tonnes, which on completion will set an international benchmark, the company said. Hazira, Gujarat: It is nothing less than a record for L&T itself but then, that is what the Larsen and Toubro is known for. The company has said in a press release that it has it has dispatched the country's heaviest hydrocracker, weighing 1,858 tonne, ahead of schedule to HPCL for its Visakh refinery.

Creating Milestones

Infrastructure giant at present is also manufacturing several hydrocracker reactors, weighing more than 2,000 tonnes, which on completion will set an international benchmark, the company statement read further. "Achieving another milestone project in the engineering world, the heavy engineering business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has completed and flagged off India's Heaviest Hydrocracker Reactor ahead of schedule," it said. The reactor weighing 1,858 tonnes is manufactured for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd's (HPCL) Visakh Refinery Modernisation Project.
"Achieving another milestone project in the engineering world, the heavy engineering business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has completed and flagged off India's Heaviest Hydrocracker Reactor ahead of schedule,"
The reactor will sail directly to Visakhapatnam from Larsen & Toubro's fully integrated state-of-the-art coastal manufacturing facility located at Hazira in Gujarat, the company said.

HPCL terms it a 'proud association' with L&T

S Raja, executive director (Visakh Refinery Modernization Project), HPCL, said, "We are proud to have been associated with L&T and would like to congratulate you for establishing a benchmark in manufacturing India's Heaviest Hydrocracker Reactor weighing 1858 tonnes". YS Trivedi, senior vice-president and head of L&T Heavy Engineering, said, "This is a benchmark achievement and we are proud to have been chosen by HPCL to deliver India's Heaviest Hydrocracker Reactor."