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VACUUM TOWER FOR HYDROCRACKER UNIT Godrej Process Equipment builds largest equipment for BS-VI Visakhapatnam refinery

Mar 14, 2022

Godrej Process Equipment, a Godrej & Boyce business, delivers a LC max Vacuum tower that 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 recently announced that its business, Godrej Process Equipment, delivered a critical LC max vacuum tower to a refinery modernisation project in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The supersized equipment, with a diameter of 9600 mm, is the largest equipment manufactured by the business. This tower, which weighs approximately 700 tonnes and 65 metres in length, will be deployed at a residue upgradation facility in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to convert the heaviest crude oils into high-quality BS-VI fuel, while simultaneously increasing feedstock and product flexibility. This refinery upgradation 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 large, over-sized consignments.

Expressing his views, Hussain Shariyarr, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Godrej Process Equipment, asserted, “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 ourselves by manufacturing this tower with a 9.6 m diameter, and 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’."

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