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World’s largest coke drum erected at IOC’s Paradip refinery site

The world’s largest Coke drum has been erected at Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) Paradip refinery site.  

The coking unit will produce raw petroleum coke. This enormous coke drum weighs 630 mt, is 45.52 meter high and 10.67 meter wide.

IndianOil Director (Refineries) Raj Kumar Ghosh has complimented the company's employees, manufacturers, contractors and transporters for' tirelessly working to accomplish this gigantic task'.

Once completed, the Rs 30,000 crore project of the national oil and natural gas firm will change the skyline of the region, observed Shri Ghosh. The upcoming Paradip refinery project of  Indian Oil is one of the largest projects ever undertaken in India in terms of both investment and scale of construction. It involves large number of equipment, piping, huge quantity of steel, cement, electrical and electronic machinery and other construction material.  The construction will use up over 10,00,600 cubic meters of concrete. The structural steel used will be over 2.9 lakh mt in weight.

Over 2,200 km of pipes will be used in this project and electrical and instrumentation cables will run into over 20,000 km.

Manufactured by Larsen & Toubro, Hazira, the mammoth coke drum, along with saddles, was loaded on a self propelled modular transporter (SPMT)  and transported by J M Baxi from the lay-down area to the DCU site. Four coke drums will be erected on a  massive 35-meter high concrete foundation.
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