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{image-L &T logo_18032008.jpg www.oneindia.com}New Delhi, Mar 18: Engineering and construction major Larsen&Toubro Ltd (L&T) today said its heavy engineering division has bagged a contract worth Rs 170 crore from a Chinese firm to supply 'Coal Gasifier and Syngas Cooler assembly'.

The assembly will be supplied to Hebi Coal and Electricity Co Ltd, an arm of Chinese firm Zhongyuan Coal Chemical Industry Group, the company said in a statement. The complete Gasifier assembly and the structure, expected to weigh 1,740 MT, is the world's largest and heaviest Gasifier assembly with a capacity to handle 3,400 tpd of coal. Mr M V Kotwal, Member of the Board and Senior Executive Vice President said the manufacture of this Gasifier will require transportation of the large fabricated sections, with on-site assembly, testing and erection.

The equipment will be manufactured from advanced technology steels at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Powai and Hazira, the statement added.

L &T has supplied several large Coal Gasifiers to China for various Ammonia, Methanol, Olefin and Coal-to-Liquid Fuel projects.

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