L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has secured a contract with a value of around US$958 million for setting up a dual feed cracker unit (DFCU) at the Rajasthan Refinery Project in Rajasthan, India.
The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract has been awarded by HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL), a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and the state government of Rajasthan.
The contract, which also includes EPCC-07 Package (capacity: 890 KTPA), is claimed to be the biggest EPCC contract awarded to date in the country in the refinery and petrochemical sector.
The DFCU helps to convert refinery naphtha and off-gases to produce polymer grade ethylene and propylene by the thermal cracking process.
The produced ethylene and propylene is utilised as feedstock for downstream polyethylene unit and polypropylene unit.
L&T said that this process also helps to produce by-products such as butadiene, benzene, toluene and gasoline.
L&T unit also won a contract to build a petrochemical fluidised catalytic cracking (PFCC) unit at Rajasthan Refinery Project. The order is valued between US$342 million to US$684 million.
It also includes setting up a Propylene Recovery Unit and EPCC-03 Package for Rajasthan Refinery Project located at Barmer, Rajasthan.
Licensed by TechnipFMC, the PFCC unit will help to convert the heavy hydrocarbons from the vacuum distillation unit to produce gasoline, diesel, propylene and lighter products by the process of catalytic cracking.