RIL taps Fluor for petcoke, petrochem work

By OGJ editors

Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, has let a contract to Fluor Corp. covering project management services for a new petcoke gasification plant and expansion of petrochemical facilities at its complex at Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, where it has 1.24 million b/d of refining capacity.

The company said the petcoke gasification facility would be “among the largest such projects ever built” but did not specify capacity. It recently reported cost of the project as $4 billion.

The unit, for which Fluor also will provide engineering and procurement services, will supply synthesis gas for use as a plant fuel and source of hydrogen.

Fluor’s contract also covers expansion of the refinery’s off-gas cracker and downstream petrochemical plants, a captive power plant, and related facilities.

In a recent financial presentation, RIL reported that the refinery off-gas cracker expansion would increase capacities as follows: ethylene to 3.248 million tonnes/year (tpy) from 1.883 million tpy; propylene to 913,000 tpy from 759,000 tpy; monoethylene glycol to 1.466 million tpy from 733,000 tpy; low-density polyethylene to 590,000 tpy from 190,000 tpy; high-density and linear low-density polyethylene to 1.478 million tpy from 928,000 tpy; and paraxylene to 3.656 million tpy from 1.856 million tpy.

Related Articles

Orpic secures financing for Sohar refinery upgrade

05/01/2014 Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has signed a $2.8 billion loan agreement with a consortium of 21 international and natio...

Sasol lets contract for ethane storage in Louisiana

05/01/2014 Sasol Ltd.-owned Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC has let a contract to Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BPP) subsidiary Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream LLC ...

Ecopetrol’s Cartagena refinery revamp still under way

04/30/2014 State-owned Ecopetrol SA said work related to an ongoing expansion and modernization project at its refining subsidiary’s Refineria de Cartagena SA...

Pemex lets contracts for two refineries

04/29/2014 Pemex Refining, a division of Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos, has let contracts to a joint venture of Foster Wheeler and partner Altair Strickland LL...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected