L&T Supplies Reactors to the USA Earlier than Planned for Renewable Diesel Project

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Larsen & Toubro’s Heavy Engineering division delivered five important renewable diesel reactors to Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), North America’s largest renewable diesel manufacturer, two weeks ahead of schedule.

DGD is a Texas-based joint venture between Darling Ingredients Inc. and Valero Energy Corporation. Larsen & Toubro’s fully integrated, state-of-the-art, digitally-enabled Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, Gujarat, is currently working on three more green diesel projects for US and European clients.

Biomass (recycled animal fats, spent cooking oil, and inedible corn oil) will be processed in L&T reactors to produce green diesel. Renewable diesel may be used in current diesel engines without requiring any modifications. When compared to ordinary diesel fuel, it will lower greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%.

“We thank DGD for entrusting L&T with this opportunity to supply these critical Reactors. India was hit hard with the second wave of COVID19 during the execution of this fast-track delivery project.  The supply of Oxygen and other industrial gases was stopped for 45 days. This situation tested our resilience to the fullest. Despite these problems, our impeccable track record of reliable On-Time delivery was adhered to deliver uninterrupted customer service,”

Mr. Anil Parab, Member  L&T Executive Committee, Senior VP & Head Heavy Engineering said.

This essential technology will open up new possibilities and assist the client in achieving its low-carbon emission goal. The successful implementation of such renewable energy projects is part of L&T’s strategy to diversify its green business portfolio, which is guided by its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) framework.

“We are elated by the transparent and result-oriented approach of L&T in manufacturing these complex Reactors meeting the high level of Safety, Quality, and Reliability requirements while achieving early delivery. This was the most critical order for the DGD#3 project and L&T has kept up to its promise despite unprecedented COVID19 pandemic challenges. We see L&T as a valuable supplier and resource for critical projects in the future,”

Mr. John Roach, Senior Vice President for Valero said.

At Hazira (Surat), L&T’s ‘A.M. Naik Heavy Engineering Complex’ is a globally benchmarked, state-of-the-art, fully integrated, digitally-enabled manufacturing facility. It continues to support the “Make in India” initiative. In engineered-to-order manufacturing, all L&T Heavy Engineering facilities are equipped with Industry 4.0 solutions. L&T’s heavy engineering division has a track record of supplying technology-intensive equipment and systems to customers around the world in the refinery, oil and gas, petrochemicals, fertilizers, and nuclear power industries.

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