Vadodara Heavy Engineering Works is a specialised facility for manufacturing equipment & systems involving exotic materials like SS, DSS, Urea grade Steel, Inconel, Titanium, Zirconium etc.
The Facility serves various critical industries like Oil & Gas, Fertilizer, Petrochemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Nuclear Power. ASME approved workshops with U, U2, N, NA, NS, NPT & MO stamps are equipped to supply highly critical equipment & assemblies, matching global standards. The facility is a trusted supplier of reactor internals, consistently delivering to refineries across the globe under Process Licensors - Axens, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Haldor Topsoe, Shell, UOP and many more. This unit also supplies proprietary internals for CB&I-CLG, Scientific Design, Axens & Shell Global. The Facility caters to FCCU units supplying FCCU cyclones globally in collaboration with a technology provider.
Vadodara Heavy Engineering Works has extensive experience and expertise in the manufacturing and supply of Ammonia Converter Baskets, Heat Exchangers & other critical equipment for refinery & fertilizer industries, under Process Licensors - Haldor Topsoe, KBR, Uhde, UOP etc.
The Facility is involved in manufacture and supply of Dry Shielded Canisters to Orano, USA, thereby becoming the only unit in India exporting nuclear power equipment. This unit is also a significant contributor and partner to many strategic programmes for the Government of India. These include supply of Retorts for Titanium extraction, reflective panels for fast breeders reactor and advanced structures of Titanium.
The unit’s strength lies in a highly skilled workforce and adaptation of innovative methods and processes. Currently there are four patents under process from this facility.
Fabrication facilities include CNC Water Jet Cutting machine for maximum 250 mm thick, column and booms and automatic grinding machines. Machining facilities include CNC horizontal boring machine with 150 mm spindle diameter, CNC vertical turret lathe up to 2600 mm diameter, a four-axes vertical machining centre and Arboga Drilling machine.
A wide variety of welding processes are carried out comprising submerged arc, GTAW, GMAW, PTAW, mechanized TIG, automatic tube-to-tube sheet welding, ESSC, FCAW, automatic nozzle welding and resistance spot welding.
VHEW also has facilities for RT, UT, MT, PT, TOFD along with a Universal Testing Machine for destructive testing and a Helium Leak Detection facility. The unit offers state-of-the-art technologies for composites manufacturing. A class 10,000 DFE, 16,000 sq. ft. in area, ability of 48 spool multi-tape winding over 22m length, 4 filament winding machines and high temperature curing facilities form its key assets.
VHEW’s core strength resides in its capability to engineer custom-built machines that suit niche products. Some examples of custom built machines are high speed CNC turn-mill centre, Vacuum sputtering for 0.6µ aluminium coating on carbon epoxy shells, Robotic CMM machine and LASER tracker.