Larsen & Toubro Heavy Engineering on Thursday flagged off two LC-Max Reactors, pitched to be world’s heaviest, forward of schedule within the presence of MK Surana, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).
The reactors, weighing 2,313 Metric Tons (MT) every, will allow India’s first Residue Upgradation Facility (RUF) by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation’s Visakh Refinery to transform the heaviest oils to high-quality BS-VI diesel, in addition to improve feedstock and enhance product flexibility, in response to a press launch from L&T.
The reactors will sail in “single piece” on to Visakhapatnam from Larsen & Toubro’s coastal manufacturing facility at Hazira in Gujarat, it mentioned.
Speaking on the event, Surana mentioned, “L&T has been our valuable partner in our journey to modernise and upgrade our refineries. We thank the L&T team for the early delivery of these reactors.”
SN Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro, mentioned, “Our heavy engineering shops are the only ones in the country to have consistently dispatched the largest, heaviest, longest and most complex process plant equipment to the global clients ahead of schedule. This track record remains unbroken in the unprecedented pandemic situation or otherwise.”