Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has completed its supply of 46 process pipe rack modules to Linde Engineering’s Singapore gasification plant.
Manufactured at L&T’s Modular Fabrication Facility at Kattupalli on the east coast of India, the modules are part of an expansion currently being undertaken at the plant.
Constructed from various metals including low-temperature carbon steel, the modules totalled 34,000 metric tonnes, the heaviest single large module being 2,800 MT and the tallest being 51 metres.
Pipe racks are typically used to support pipes, power cables and instrument cable trays in chemical, power and gas facilities.
Commenting on the project, Subramanian Sarma, Whole-Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Energy) at L&T, said, “A complete pitch gasification project was conceived to be built by Linde Engineering in modular form and shipped to Singapore for installation.”
“Linde explored numerous fabrication yards throughout the world before settling on L&T’s Fabrication Facility at Kattupalli, close to Chennai in India for fabrication of these large process and pipe rack modules.”
The delivery is part of a $1.4bn investment by Linde into the expansion of its existing gasification complex at Jurong Island, Singapore, which is being integrated with ExxonMobil’s project to produce and supply additional hydrogen and syn gas.
The project will include building and operating four additional gasifiers, a 1,200 metric tonne per day air separation plant, in addition to Linde’s proprietary downstream gas processing units and sulphur recovery plants.
Initially producing and supply hydrogen and syn gas to ExxonMobil by upgrading the heavy residue feedstock from its new facilities, Linde also plans to supply the gases, including carbon monoxide, to other customers on Jurong Island and quadruple its present capacity.