Godrej Process Equipment, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg, has delivered one of the tallest Continuous Catalytic Regeneration (CCR) Reactor to Dangote Oil Refinery in Nigeria.
Godrej stated that this CCR is 95m tall and weighs about 703 metric tonnes, which is nine times heavier than a space shuttle.
As per the company, CCR Is an important process in oil refinery to convert low value naptha to high valuable products like petrochemicals and gasoline through various reactions such as dehydrogenation, aromatisation, isomerisation, dealkylation, dehydrocyclization.
The firm said that the reactor is a tall column like equipment with a catalyst that moves continuously.
Godrej & Boyce chairman and managing director Jamshyd Godrej said: “We have always been in the forefront of adopting technology to offer the best-in-class solutions to our customers. The manufacturing of this complex reactor, the tallest in the world, and the shipping of it in a single piece is a matter of immense pride for us. It is a testimony to our company’s vast technological expertise and also showcases Indian engineering capabilities.
“The successful manufacture of this equipment only adds to the achievements of Godrej & Boyce and its global footprint.”
Located in Lekki Free Zone, Lagos, Nigeria, Dangote Oil Refinery is estimated to be built with total investment of $9bn.
Dangote is constructing an integrated refinery petrochemical complex, where Euro-V quality gasoline and diesel, as well as jet fuel and polypropylene will be produced.
The refinery is expected to double the country’s refining capacity and help meet the increasing demand for fuels.
Godrej Process Equipment executive vice president and business head Allen Antao said: “Godrej Process Equipment is a leading global fabricator of high end critical static equipment for the Process Industry. For several decades now, customers from around the world have come to rely on Godrej for their operationally demanding equipment needs.
“The CCR Reactor built for Dangote’s Refinery in Nigeria is the latest in the long list of capability challenging equipment built by Godrej.”