MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mammoet continues to provide client L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering with heavy lifting services for the construction of its Barmer oil refinery and petrochemical complex in Rajasthan, India, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
Mammoet and L&T have a long-term relationship, dating back to 2012, which saw Mammoet lift a 750t chemical reactor with the in-house designed PTC35-DS 1600te ring crane. The most recent project completed was at Paradip refinery earlier this year where Mammoet lifted modules using PT 50 ring crane.
For this latest partnership, Mammoet will be utilizing 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 on site 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 127m 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.
The Barmer refinery and petrochemical complex is developed for the production of cleaner fuels and is the first of its kind in Rajasthan. Once completed, it will have a total processing capacity of nine MM metric tpy. Expected to be in production by end of 2023, the development is also expected to create approximately 1,500 direct jobs and contribute to Rajasthan’s economic development.
As MRC informed previously, tasked by company Grupa Azoty ((Tarnow, Poland), one of the main players on the European fertilizer and chemical market, Mammoet has recently completed the first scope of work that will lead to the construction of the propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PDH/PP) blocks of its client’s chemical facility. The project took place in the town of Police, in the northwest of Poland, and involved the lifting and transport of more than 480 items from a small port to the construction site six kilometers away.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market were 1,138,510 tonnes in January-September 2021, up by 30% year on year. Supply of propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas supply of injection moulding statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) decreased significantly.