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Godrej Process Equipment builds equipment for Visakhapatnam refinery

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Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has announced that its business Godrej Process Equipment has delivered a critical LC Max Vacuum Tower to a refinery modernisation project in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The 9600 mm dia. equipment is the largest manufactured by Godrej Process Equipment. The tower, which weighs approximately 700 t and is 65 m in length, will be deployed at a residue upgrade facility to convert the heaviest crude oils into high-quality BS-VI fuel while simultaneously increasing feedstock and product flexibility. This refinery upgrade will process an additional 80 000 bpd of crude oil.

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 and Business Head, Godrej Process Equipment, said: "We are delighted to deliver the LC Max Vacuum Tower along with other fractionator columns and 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."

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