L&T bags Rs 2,500 crore order for construction of petroleum coke plant in Oman

Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro on Tuesday said that its hydrocarbon engineering business has received orders worth over Rs 2,500 crore from Tawfiq Coke Products, Oman.

The contract is for the engineering, procurement and construction of a calcined coke plan with a capacity of 45,000 tonnes per annum.

“The contract will further reinforce L&T’s operations in Oman and provide an opportunity to contribute to the expansion of industrial facilities in Sohar,” the company said.

The project is scheduled to be completed by 2022.

Calcined petroleum coke (CPC) is used to make anodes for the aluminium, steel and titanium smelting industry.

In a meeting last week between Omani company Salmeen Industrial Projects LLC and UK-based BSW Group Holdings, both parties had agreed to develop a petroleum coke calcining plant, funded by the UK company.

The total cost of the calcining project will be around $430 million. The completed calcining plant will produce 450,000 metric tonnes of calcined petroleum coke per year.

L&T, headquartered in Mumbai is one among the largest multinational firms and construction company in the country today with operations in more than 30 countries worldwide.