Largest vacuum tower built

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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 supersized equipment with a diameter of 9.6m is the largest equipment manufactured by Godrej Process Equipment. The tower weighs approximately 700 tonnes and is 65m in length. It will be deployed at a residue upgradation facility in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to convert the heaviest crude oils into high-quality BS-VI fuel while simultaneously increasing feedstock and product flexibility. This refinery up-gradation will process an additional 80,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

The vacuum tower has been manufactured and supplied from Godrej & Boyce’s advanced 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 & Business Head, Godrej Process Equipment said, “We are delighted to deliver the LC Max vacuum yower 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 us by manufacturing this tower with a 9.6m diameter that's the maximum by Godrej so far."