This Tower will be part of the Hydrocracker unit which will help in Converting the heaviest oils into high-quality BS-VI diesel while simultaneously eliminating fuel oil production

Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, announced that its business Godrej Process Equipment delivers a critical LC Max Vacuum Tower to a Refinery Modernization Project in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The Supersized equipment with a diameter of 9600 mm is the largest equipment manufactured by Godrej Process Equipment. This Tower weighing approximately 700 tonnes and 65 metres in length will be deployed at a Residue upgradation Facility in Vishakapatnam to convert the heaviest Crude oils into high-quality BS-VI fuel while simultaneously increasing feedstock and product flexibility. This refinery up-gradation will process an additional 80,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

The Vacuum Tower has been manufactured and supplied from Godrej & Boyce’s state-of-the-art, coastal manufacturing facility located in Dahej, Gujarat, through its self-owned Sea-going jetty which enables handling of large over-sized consignments.

Hussain Shariyarr, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Godrej Process Equipment, said: “We are delighted to deliver the LC Max Vacuum Tower along with other fractionator columns & high-pressure vessels for the Hydrocracker unit which is one of the most critical units in a refinery. In line with our philosophy of continual improvement and capacity advancement, we have set another benchmark for us by manufacturing this tower with a 9.6 m diameter that’s the maximum by Godrej so far. In addition to supplying this Key equipment for the refinery, the execution of this order is yet another contribution in achieving the goal of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”

Established in 1976, Godrej Process Equipment has been manufacturing custom-built critical process equipment for global end-users in core industries like oil & gas, refineries, petrochemicals, chemicals, fertilizers, and Power across six continents in the world. They were recently awarded by NPCIL to set up Steam Generators for India’s highest-rated indigenously developed 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).

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