L&T supplies modules for Linde’s hydrogen plant

The Singapore gasification plant for Linde Engineering has received all 46 process pipe rack modules that were ordered from Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

The modules are a part of an extension project now being carried out at L&T’s Modular Fabrication Facility in Kattupalli on India’s east coast. The modules weighed a total of 34,000 metric tonnes and were made of a variety of metals, including low-temperature carbon steel. The tallest and heaviest major module was 51 meters high and 2,800 MT in weight.

In chemical, electricity, and gas plants, pipe racks are often utilized to support pipes, power cables, and instrument cable trays. The delivery is a component of a $1.4 billion Linde investment into the growth of its current gasification facility at Jurong Island in Singapore, which is being integrated with ExxonMobil’s effort to create and provide more hydrogen and syn gas.

In addition to Linde’s unique downstream gas processing units and sulphur recovery plants, the project will involve the construction and operation of four more gasifiers, a 1,200 metric tonne per day air separation plant, and other related facilities.

By upgrading the heavy residue feedstock from its new facilities, Linde will first produce and distribute hydrogen and syn gas to ExxonMobil. Linde also wants to supply the gases, including carbon monoxide, to other customers on Jurong Island and treble its current capacity.