L&T supplies equipment to UAE, Oman amid India’s COVID-19 lockdown

India’s Bombay Stock Exchange-listed Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) Heavy Engineering arm has delivered reactors, coke drums, and sub-assemblies of nuclear fusion reactors for their clients across UAE, Oman, China, and France, amid the COVID-19 lockdown in India, that started in the last week of March and is slated to continue till 31 May, 2020.

According to the company, during this period, a final consignment of 4 — out of a total package of 16 — ARDS reactors were delivered to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for a refinery modernisation project for clean and environment-friendly fuels.

Another supply included four coke drums as part of a package of critical hydrocracking reactors for Duqm Refinery in Oman.

Additionally, two ethylene oxide reactors for LPCL Petrochemical Complex in China were also delivered on-time, according to the company.

Meanwhile, the sub-assemblies for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France were delivered on an urgent basis during the lockdown period for the assembly of cryostat in a reactor pit in southern France.

L&T noted that it had to undergo global competition to secure the orders for these process plants and nuclear power mega projects that came with stringent delivery requirements.

Speaking about the delivery contract, executive vice president and head, L&T Heavy Engineering, Anil V Parab, said: “During the lockdown our young engineers quickly adapted to new normal, and ensured uninterrupted customer service following all safety precautions.

L&T Heavy Engineering has fully-integrated manufacturing facilities at Hazira in Surat; Powai in Mumbai, and in Vadodara.


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