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Mammoet to support development of refinery and petrochemical complex in India

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Mammoet continues to provide client L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (L&T) with heavy lifting services for the construction of its Barmer oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Rajasthan, India. Mammoet and L&T have a long-term relationship, dating back to 2012, which saw Mammoet lift a 750 t chemical reactor with the in-house designed PTC35-DS 1600te ring crane. The most recent project completed was at Paradip Refinery earlier in 2021, where Mammoet lifted modules using PT 50 ring crane.

For this latest partnership, Mammoet will be utilising PTC ring cranes to lift and install a range of modules at HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. The lifting works are expected to start taking place onsite in the middle of 2022.

Specifically, two ring cranes will be employed: the PT50 ring crane will lift and install reactors, regenerators and fractionators, while the PTC35-DS will lift and install a 127 m long C3 rectifier (in three parts) and a quench water tower.

The ring cranes will allow L&T to install the reactors and regenerators in just two sections, instead of four sections if a conventional crawler crane is used. The PTC35-DS will prevent unnecessary sectioning and lifting of the equipment into five parts. Therefore, there will be a reduction in total lead time, and overall cost savings for the customer.

In addition, the ring crane’s base has a small area of only 27.5 m2, as compared to a conventional crawler crane’s base which is much larger, at 60 m2, and requires multi-location repositioning. This provides the customer with other benefits such as onsite space savings and minimal onsite disruption, allowing other vendors to execute work simultaneously with Mammoet – saving overall construction lead time.

The Barmer refinery and petrochemical complex is developed for the production of cleaner fuels and is one of the first of its kind in Rajasthan. Once completed, it will have a total processing capacity of 9 million tpy. Expected to be in production by end of 2023, the development is also expected to create approximately 1500 direct jobs and contribute to Rajasthan’s economic development.

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