Hazira (Surat, Gujarat): The Heavy Engineering arm of Larsen & Toubro, dispatched six of the World’s largest Coke Drums weighing 658 Tons each for a refinery project in Mexico ordered by PTI Infraestructura de Desarrollo, (PTI-ID), a subsidiary of the Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos).
These Coke Drums form a part of a Delayed Coking Unit in the PEMEX Dos Bocas Refinery Project, which will convert the residue from the combined distillation plant into higher-value products. They were successfully manufactured during Covid-19 pandemic at L&T’s state-of-the-art ‘Heavy Engineering Complex’ located at Hazira near Surat. Heavy Engineering continues to provide uninterrupted service to customers despite unprecedented challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr. Anil V. Parab, Member – L&T Executive Committee, Senior VP & Head Heavy Engineering said, “We thank PTI-ID for reposing faith in L&T for supplying world’s largest Coke Drums for such prestigious project. It’s heartening to have lived up to the expectations of our client and delivering Coke Drums on-time.”
“With this achievement, we surpass our own benchmark of supplying similar heavy Coke Drums for a client in the USA. We feel proud to have consistently dispatched the largest, heaviest and most complex equipment to our various global clients. Our heavy engineering capabilities are globally recognized to handle such large volumes and complete the projects with the highest standards of safety and quality in stipulated timelines,” added Mr. Parab.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Leonardo Cornejo, Project Director, PTI Infraestructura De Desarrollo S.A de C.V. (PTI-ID) said, “These Coke Drums are critical equipment for the refinery project of national importance to Mexico and we are glad to associate with L&T for manufacturing of the world’s largest Coke Drums.”
“Achieving on-time delivery of such large Coke Drums involving voluminous fabrication work is commendable. We are delighted with the trustworthy and transparent approach of team L&T and consider the company as a valuable partner for such ambitious projects in future,” added Dr. Cornejo.
L&T’s ‘A. M. Naik Heavy Engineering Complex’ is a Globally benchmarked, state-of-the-art, fully integrated, digitally-enabled manufacturing facility. It continues to contribute to the “Make in India” mission. All L&T Heavy Engineering facilities are well equipped with Industry 4.0 solutions for engineered-to-order manufacturing. The heavy engineering business of L&T has a proven track record of supplying technology-intensive equipment and systems to global customers in the Refinery, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers and Nuclear Power sectors.