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Larsen & Toubro bags export order for reactors

January 21, 2008

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has announced that Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) Heavy Engineering Division has been awarded an order to manufacture and supply 22 Hydrocracker & Atmospheric Residue Desulphurisation (ARDS) Reactors for Kuwait National Petroleum company’s prestigious clean fuel project 2020.

The total value of the order is KWD 117.89 million, equivalent to US $ 421 million (Rs 1695 crore). This is the largest ever order placed with any single manufacturer in the world for such critical reactors. The order has been won against stiff international competition from Japanese and Italian reactor manufacturers.

These reactors will be manufactured from advanced technology steels containing chromium, molybdenum and vanadium, with thickness up to 300 mm and weights up to 1450 MT. The reactors for the clean fuel project 2020 have to conform to Chevron process design and specifications. L&T’s heavy engineering division is amongst a select group of companies qualified for manufacture of such critical equipment.

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