Larsen & Toubro Emerges Lowest Bidder For HPCL's ₹13,000 Crore Refinery Contract

HPCL Rajasthan Refinery opened the financial bids submitted by the two bidders (Petrofac and L&T Heavy Engineering) this month

Larsen & Toubro Emerges Lowest Bidder For HPCL's ?13,000 Crore Refinery Contract

The two projects include HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Petro FCC and dual feed cracker projects

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of infrastructure major L&T, has emerged as the lowest bidder for the HPCL Rajasthan Refinery's (HRRL) two engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning packages, namely Petro FCC and DFCU coming up at Barmer, Rajasthan, according to sources. The combined value for the packages will be around Rs 13,000 crore. The two projects include HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Petro FCC and dual feed cracker projects. (Also Read: L&T Emerges Lowest Bidder For Bullet Train Project, Set To Win Order)

HPCL Rajasthan Refinery opened the financial bids submitted by the two bidders (Petrofac and L&T Heavy Engineering) for the Petro FCC package and three bidders (Tecnimont+JGC, Petrofac, and L&T Heavy Engineering) for the DFCU package this month. Petrofac's bid got disqualified for both the packages, said sources. HRRL is a joint venture between the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and the government of Rajasthan with an equity participation of 74 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively.

The scope briefly involves the engineering, procurement, and construction of two critical process blocks of an 9.0 MMTPA integrated refinery cum petrochemical complex namely the Rajasthan Refinery Project. The licensor for both the blocks is TechnipFMC and the project management consultant is Engineers India Limited. The capacity of PFCC is 2.9 MMTPA while DFCU's capacity is of 1.0 MMTPA. 

In the past, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has executed multiple FCC units and a Naphtha Cracker Complex for IOCL. Presently, the Cracker Furnace Package for HMEL-Bathinda Dual Feed Cracker is also under execution. 

The PFCC and DFCU project corroborates L&T's contribution to support the HPCL Rajasthan Refinery contract, to bring on board the very first Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex in Barmer, Rajasthan.