RIL advances Jamnagar refinery expansion

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Mumbai, has let a contract to French firm Alstom T&D’s Indian division to provide power transformer packages for the continued expansion of the 1.24 million-b/d Jamnagar refining and petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India (OGJ Online, July 6, 2012; May 3, 2012).

Under the scope of the new contract, Alstom will design, engineer, manufacture, supply, supervise construction of, and commission 14 gasification service transformers and three generator step-up transformer packages as part of the third phase of RIL’s ongoing expansion of the Jamnagar complex, Alstom said.

In this third phase, or J3, the company will provide transformers to receive power at high voltages, and lower them to acceptable levels for distribution to newly expanded complexes, which include gasification plants, an ethylene cracker complex, and a paraxylene plant, Alstom said.

The contract is valued at 1.06 billion rupees (€13 million), according to Alstom.

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