L&T wins Rs987 crore order from GNFC
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a major order valued at Rs.987 crore from Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Limited (GNFC) for setting up a 1120 MTPD Ammonia equivalent, Natural Gas based Synthesis Gas Generation plant at Bharuch, Gujarat in June 2012.
The project has been awarded on a lump sum turnkey basis including process technology. It demonstrates L&T’s integrated capabilities in executing critical plants for fertilizers and refineries, and is the most recent addition to the Company’s extensive track record in the fertilizer sector. In the decades when the fertilizer sector was more active, L&T was recognized as a leading player in the field and had executed critical sections for several fertilizer plants in India and abroad on a complete Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) basis.
For the GNFC plant, L&T will utilise the world renowned synthesis gas technology of Haldor Topsøe, Denmark. The scope of work includes process license, know-how and basic engineering, detailed engineering, procurement, construction, interconnection with existing facilities, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and performance guarantees.
The order, bagged by L&T’s Engineering & Construction Division against competition from global EPC contractors, is the first feedstock conversion project ordered, as per the directive of the Government of India, to convert FO/LSHS based ammonia plants to natural gas, in order to bring down energy consumption per MT of ammonia.
GNFC is one of the leading Indian companies in the business of manufacturing and selling fertilizers and chemicals having an existing ammonia plant based on Fuel Oil (FO) / Low Sulphur Heavy Stock (LSHS).