L&T bags $60-million order in Saudi Arabia

Larsen & Toubro Ltd has been awarded an engineering and procurement (E&P) order worth around $60 million from Methanol Chemical Company (CHEMANOL) in Saudi Arabia. This E&P order involves setting up high technology methyl amines and dimethyl formamide plants.

Chemanol (earlier known as Saudi Formaldehyde Chemical Company Ltd) is a private sector enterprise, operating grass roots, second-generation petrochemical complex located in the Al Jubail Industry City, Saudi Arabia, manufacturing formaldehyde and its derivative products.

Davy Process Technology, UK, has provided the process technology for the 50,000- MTPA methyl amines and 60,000-MTPA dimethyl formamide plants incorporating advance design elements and elaborate environment control measures.

L&T''s scope of work comprises residual process design, detailed engineering, project management and procurement of the equipment and materials for the plant. It will also provide the technical services for the erection and commissioning of the plant.

The company is currently executing a 700-TPD capacity methanol and 100-TPD capacity carbon monoxide plant for Chemanol as part of its backward integration project.