Ltd (RIL) has successful commissioned the second and final phase of para-xylene
(PX) project comprising PX crystallisers trains, trans-alkylation and aromatic extraction units at Jamnagar.
Earlier in December 2016, RIL
had announced successful commissioning of the first phase comprising train 1 of PX plant. Train 2 as part of second phase has been commissioned earlier this month and the last train 3, is at an advanced stage of commissioning and will begin production later this quarter.
This plant is built with crystallisation technology from BP which is highly energy efficient. With the commissioning of this plant, RIL’s PX capacity will be more than double. Reliance will emerge as the world’s second largest producer of PX with about 11 percent of global production.
is currently executing major projects in its energy and materials chain at Jamnagar covering para-xylene, cracker
complex along with downstream plants and gasification.
These projects will add significant value to Reliance’s refining & petrochemical business and enable Jamnagar complex to achieve energy self-sufficiency. “The benefits of integration at the Jamnagar complex will set a new paradigm of scale and value addition in the refining and petrochemicals
industry,” said RIL
in a press release yesterday.
and downstream projects (MEG, linear low density and low density polyethylene) as well as gasification which is linked to RIL’s DTA refinery, have now been installed, mechanically complete and are in various stages of pre-commissioning and commissioning.
project has a unique configuration as this plant is tightly integrated with RIL’s refineries and will use refinery
off-gases as feedstock. The project comprises 1.5 MMTPA ethylene cracker
along with downstream facilities for producing LDPE, LLDPE and MEG. This cracker
will have one of the lowest cost positions globally. Additionally, flexibility to crack propane will help optimise feed mix further in a volatile market environment. Reliance Industries
has completed installation of cracker
and downstream projects at Jamnagar in the previous quarter and pre-commissioning and start-up activities are in full swing.
is one of the largest clean-fuel initiatives in the world. Gasification
will make Jamnagar complex highly energy efficient with the lowest energy cost for any integrated refinery
facility globally,” said RIL
in the release.
The installation and mechanical completion for the gasification
project linked to DTA refinery
has been completed in the previous quarter and the pre-commissioning and start-up activities are on in full swing. The installation and mechanical completion for the gasification
linked to RIL’s SEZ refinery
has also been substantially achieved and pre-commissioning activities are expected to start in the next quarter.