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Mumbai, Sep 10: Larsen&Toubro Limited's (L&T) Heavy Engineering Division on Wednesday, Sep 10 announced bagging of a $160 million worth order from Brazil for manufacture and supply of 10 Hydrotreating Reactors and 12 Coke Drums for Petrobras' prestigious 200,000 bpd Northeast Refinery Project.

This is the largest order ever received by L&T from South America, the Company said in a release, adding that the Reactors will be manufactured from advanced technology steels, containing Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium, while the Coke Drums will be manufactured using Cr-Mo Steel.

These Reactors and Coke Drums will be delivered to the refinery in Brazil in the financial year 2010-11. Anticipating the developments in the global hydrocarbon industry, L&T has proactively embarked on a major expansion programme at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Hazira, which is rated as one of the largest and most modern integrated manufacturing complexes situated on a water front with easy access to the sea.

In addition, a new heavy fabrication facility is under construction at Sohar, Oman. This facility will be a first-of-its-kind venture in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and will have the capability to manufacture critical equipment for refineries, petrochemicals and fertilizer projects apart from other process industries.


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